GII at a glance
Gemmological Institute of India is a non-profit Public Charitable Trust established in the year 1971 by the Gem & Jewellery Exporters’ Association. GII an independent and impartial institution is the pioneer in the field of Gemmology in the Country.
Gemmological Institute of India in its journey since 1971 have kindled the light of knowledge in the field of Gemmology, Diamond Grading and Jewellery Designing amongst the gem trade and industry in India and also amongst the general public.
GII is the only gem & diamond testing laboratory in Mumbai which is established by the Industry, for the promotion, propagation and development of the science of gemstones and research studies in India.
The Gemmological Institute of India is a project of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and co-sponsored by Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) ,Diamond Exporters’ Association Limited (DEAL) and Gem & Jewellery Exporters’ Association (GJEA).
GII is the only Gem Testing Laboratory in the country which has the coveted recognition as a SIRO (Scientific Industrial Research Organization) Laboratory by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in the field of Gemmology.
GII is recognized by CIBJO, the apex organization of the Gem & Jewellery Industry in the world.
Gemmological Institute of India is fully equipped to face all the gemmological problems and challenges in the present day faced by the Indian Gem Industry.
I welcome you to the Gemmological Institute of India, which we had established during the year 1971, with a view to impart scientific knowledge and propagate the science of gemstones in India. We really had a difficult time in convincing the Indian trading community the need for gemmological knowledge to deal along international standards. Nevertheless, the times have changed very fast.
We are happy to note that the ambition we had in mind, while setting up the Institution for the benefit of our industry, is nearing completion. We are here to enrich your knowledge in Gemstones and make you an expert in gemmology to the world standards. For seeking knowledge, age and position are no bar. It is just your interest that benefits you. I am proud to have with me a group of young, devoted and highly qualified instructors in this field. It is for you to take the best out of them.
During the 41 years of relentless efforts we have attained a very high standard of professionalism in teaching the science of gemstones. At GII the teaching is not a vocation, it is a mission for us.
I wish you best of luck.
Kirtilal K. Doshi