The Gemstones and Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub aims to facilitate learning across the full supply chain of colored gemstones from mines to markets, and improve the sector's contributions to sustainable development. The hub is a collaboration between the University of Delaware (USA), the University of Queensland (Australia), and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), supported by the Tiffany & Co. Foundation.

The aim of this Questionnaire is to bring together information on gemstone labs worldwide, and to form an independent lab directory that will be publicly available (similar to ICA's past Lab Directory). The list will be useful to people looking for labs in specific countries. Gem labs play an important role in transparency in the trade (e.g. offering treatment detection services) and should thus be highlighted for their research and educational activities. The aim is not grade labs but to make this a purely informational directory, which highlights the work and activities both of small and large gem labs worldwide. 

Thank you for taking this questionnaire, which can be found below. 

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Does your lab carry out research? What gems/issues do you focus on?
Trade association memberships, institutions, university partnerships, etc.
Auction houses, other entities, etc.
ISO 9001, etc.
Languages in which you offer gem reports
Do you offer clients the option of accessing gem testing reports online? Can clients verify their reports online?
Example response: Total 20 staff of which 2 PhD, 5 geologist, 2 FGA, 1 GG, 7 local training, and 3 administrative staff.
Gem stone identification, grading, origin determination, treatment detection, other services provided, etc.
Example response: XRF, UV-Vis, FTIR etc.
Do you use colour grading terms on your reports for gem? If so, which terms?
Colored gemstones, diamonds, pearls, etc.
Gem stone identification, grading, origin of gem, treatments, other unique services, database, etc.
Price range of reports for gemstone testing
Which geographic markets or gems are you specialized in?
Specific marketing or promotion activities you'd like to share
Further comments or relevant information that you would like to share.