EGL USA is one of the largest and oldest independent gemological
institutions focusing on gemstone certification and research.
Originally part of an international network founded in Europe
in 1974, EGL USA opened its first U.S. lab in the heart
of New York's international diamond and jewelry district in
In 1986 EGL USA
became independently owned. Today the EGL USA Group
has laboratories in New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver,
EGL USA is not
affiliated with any other EGL labs outside North America.
issued by our lab states "A member of the EGL USA Group."
Certificate numbers are preceded by either "US"
or "CA," to indicate country of origin and to provide
consumers the assurance that their certificate has been issued
by a member of the EGL USA Group.
In 1999 EGL USA
initiated a Research Department to respond to the changing
needs of the jewelry industry. It is one of only a few
labs worldwide doing advanced research in gemology.
Department (See "For the Trade")
offers seminars on important industry issues. EGL USA
gemologists are frequent speakers at jewelry trade shows and
gemological conferences around the world.
EGL USA's services are used by a broad range of customers:
- International diamond manufacturers
- Diamond dealers
- Mining companies
- Chain retailers
- Small independent jewelers
- The public