The Spanish Gemological Institute (IGE, Instituto Gemológico Español) is a non-profit association founded in 1967 with the aim to study, teach and promote gemology in Spain. IGE Gem Testing Laboratory was founded in 1969 and currently it is the most prestigious lab for gemstones testing in Spain. Equipped with advanced analytical techniques and highly qualified staff, it offers gemstones analysis and certification services to clients in Spain and abroad on a regular basis.
We are always happy to work with new clients and ready to help you to understand better our services and fares!
Certify your gems
If you need to certify your gems, you should make an appointment, by calling (+34) 91 443 41 00 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 17:00 h.
Friday: 9:00 - 14:00 h.
August: closed for vacation
For all our laboratory services there are three different prices, that depends on the type of client:
General (highest price). For clients not related to IGE in any way.
Socios – Associates (medium price). For standard associates to IGE. To become an IGE associate you have to pay 70€/year and you get discounts in courses and Lab services, and also some other advantages from IGE.
Socios Profesionales – Professional Associates (lowest price). This special category of Associates pays 500 eur/year and has additional discounts on Lab services and courses. Additionally, they have the possibility to place their banner on the IGE website. This is the most interesting option if you intend submitting lots of stones for certification.
The prices do not include VAT (21%), not applicable to non-EU clients and EU firms with intra-Community VAT number.
Diamonds must be submitted loose for grading services. For mounted stones we can perform a Diamond Jewellery Report where a range of grades is given rather than a precized grade. IGE does not provide the service of removing diamonds from its settings.
Colored stones must be submitted loose for grading services. For mounted stones we can perform a Colored mounted stone identification report where a range of grades are given rather than a precized grade. IGE does not provide the service of removing gems from its settings.
Our certificates are written in english. If you prefer it to be written in Spanish, please ask.
Volume special prices
We can apply volume discounts for large quantities of stones. For further information, please write to email@example.com.
Gemstones with this simple report are returned in plastic bags with security seal band, at no additional charge. But if you prefer other security seals, if the size of the stone allows to use them, you can ask for the “LUX” plastic card blister. They have additional cost: 15 €.
How to ship stones to our Lab
Our clients use different courier services for shipment of stones to our Lab. Once the work is finished, the client orders the courier service for shipment of the stones back to him. There are many reliable international couriers that allow fast and secure shipment, that also can be assured according to clients preferences. For more details on shipment please contact us.
All the gemstones and jewels submitted to our Lab must be insured for the time the goods stay in our Lab. The insurance value is established by the client, being the minimum value for colored gemstones 600€ and for diamonds 3000€. The client pays 0.2% of the insured value, that is 1.20€ minimum for colored gemstones and 6€ for diamonds. This payment will be included to the invoice together with the payment for our Lab services.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +34 914 414 300.