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Allied Gemmological Institute and Laboratory

Gemstone Testing Service

Laboratory Service

The function of the AGIL laboratory is to analyze gemstones and issue test reports to the clients.

All Gemmologists of AGIL have a scientific and gemmological education and have obtained full qualifications of FGA, with international recognition and accreditation from Gem-A.

Dayananda Dillimuni is the consultant and chief gemmologist who had initially undergone a full in-house training at the Institute of the German Gemmological Association in Idar-Oberstein, Germany and obtained DGemG as well as FGA of Gem-A in 1978. Since then he had gained all round experience in gemstone trading, lapidary management, gemstone testing, and also teaching of gemmology as a visiting lecturer in several state institutions.

With the recognition of AGIL as an ATC in Sri Lanka in 1999, under the worldwide ATC network of Gem-A and continuous teaching of gemmology to the present day, for the Foundation and Diploma courses of Gem-A, this institute has gain popularity as the centre in providing high level of teaching of gemmology to produce gemologists with international recognition.

With the establishment of the gemstone testing laboratory in 2010 at the new premises, in addition to the continuation of teaching programmes, the all staff members of AGIL have obtained a high level of experience and integrity in performing their duties and are devoted to provide independent expert advice their clients. However, the test reports issued are for identification only and do not provide a commercial evaluation.




Full Report

This report includes identification of the gem with general observational featurs, tested results, comments and the decision of identification. The full report consists of a photograph of the gemstone, security holographic stickers, and two official signatures from gemmologists of international accreditation and recognition.

Mini Gemstone Report

This report includes identification of the gem with general observational featurs, tested results, comments and the decision of identification. The full report consists of a photograph of the gemstone, security holographic stickers, and two official signatures from gemmologists of international accreditation and recognition.

Verbal Report

Identification of gems including treatments and other remarks will be given by verbal explanation, without a physical copy of the certificate.

Rough Crystal Identification.

Natural crystals, with their growth features are to find, and some of them, with their shape and external growth features are of much interest and valuable to collectors. Owners of these valuable natural materials are sometimes advised by ignorance to polish a crystal face for testing purposes, thereby causing damage to the natural appearance and value to them. Gemologist of AGIL are capable in identification of natural gemstone crystals without making any damages to them during the process of testing and issue reports of the results.