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Since it's launhcing GemmoRaman™ has been an outstanding success story, which has continued with our other carefully engineered products. Many of the most respected educational organizations, gemological laboratories, gemologists, appraisers and jewelers have acquired "The Puppy" (GemmoRaman), and quickly adopted it's use in their daily gem testing routines. All of our customers both large and small are equally important to us.

Some of our Prestigious Customers

Lotus Gemology

Lotus Gemology

“Lotus Gemology believes there is purity in simplicity. It is simple to make something complex—art is removing the noise, allowing one to focus on what is important. When we were looking for a Raman spectrometer for our lab, we wanted something where both hardware and software were tailored specifically for gem testing, where unnecessary elements were either hidden or removed. After seeing a demonstration of the GemmoRaman, we were hooked. Not only is the physical design pure and elegant, but this carries over to the software. The GemmoRaman is made by gemologists for gemologists. We recommend it without reservation.”

Richard W. Hughes, A.G., FGA,

Lotus Gemology

Richard W. Hughes is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on ruby and sapphire. The author of several books and over 150 articles on gems and gemology, his writings and photographs have appeared in a diverse range of publications. In a lengthy career, Richard has received numerous industry awards. Lotus Gemology started with a simple idea – beauty is the principle source of attraction for precious stones. Thus it should also be the major focus of gemology. In other words, the GEM is the most important part of gemology.

DSEF – Deutsche Stiftung Edelsteinforschung

DSEF – Deutsche Stiftung Edelsteinforschung

“In 2015, the DSEF German Gem Lab and the German Gemmological Association acquired the GemmoSphere, the GemmoFTIR and the GemmoRaman, later also the EXA. We use the devices as addition to our research spectrometers in everyday work, as well as for off-side services and at trade fairs. Furthermore, we use the MAGI devices for demonstration purposes in our gemmological education, especially for our scientific classes. The devices can be used quickly and without special preparation and convince due to the fast measurement time. As the slogan “made by gemologists for gemologists” aptly describes, the software of all devices is particularly user-friendly thanks to automatic components, whereby valuable information is never lost, but can be worked out manually by experienced users at any time. For us, the portable decives from MAGILABS have proven to be an excellent addition to our stationary laboratory equipment and impress especially with the possibilities of mobile use.”

Dr. Claudio C. Milisenda

Director of the DSEF German Gem Lab

The DSEF German Gem Lab has been a reliable partner of the gemstone and jewellery industry since its foundation in 1969. Its essential tasks consist of gemstone research, identification, and certification, carried out by scientists qualified in gemmology and earth sciences in a modern and well-equipped laboratory.

Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft e.V.

Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft e.V.

Dr. Ulrich Henn

Director of the German Gemmological Association

Dr. Tom Stephan

Vice-Director of the German Gemmological Association

In 88 years of history the German Gemmological Association has developed from a one-man laboratory into a well-known institution of worldwide reputation. The main goals of the association are to support gemmology as a science and technique and the development of gemmological training and education. Following these goals consequently has led to the international reputation that the German Gemmological Association enjoys today.
Both institutes are non-profit organisations based in the heart of Germanys gem industry in Idar-Oberstein.

The Spanish Gemmological Institute

The Spanish Gemmological Institute

“IGE Lab trusts in the efficiency and reliability of MAGI Labs equipments.
As a director of IGE laboratory (Gemological Institute of Spain) I consider these instruments as essential tools in all gemological labs, it helps us to develope and grow in our daily dutties.
Since we adquired GemmoRaman 532, GemmoSphere, GemmoFtir and EXA our results are more precise especially to identify gemstone and their treatments.
We consider these instruments as a basic part of gemology even that we are the first education center that provide our students with a GemmoRaman 532 so that they can learn more ways of how to analize a gemstone.
I want to thank Alberto and Mikko for these tools that, for me, are the best in the market.”

Almudena Gómez Espada

IGE Lab Director
Gemologist and Geological Science Master

The Spanish Gemmological Institute (IGE, Instituto Gemológico Español) is a non-profit association founded in 1967 with the aim to study, teach and promote gemmology in Spain. Currently it has more than 400 associated jewellery and gemology professionals and firms in Spain and other countries. It is also one of the founding members of FEEG (Federation of European Education of Gemmology).

Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie

Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie

“We have acquired a GemmoRaman and a Gemmosphere. We use them on shows because of their portability. They are easy-to-use and very powerful. The Magilabs team is very attentive to their customers and does not hesitate to take control to make some adjustments. They respond very quickly and are very knowledgeable.”

Aurélien Delaunay

Director of the LFG

The oldest gemmology laboratory in the world, the Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie was founded in 1929 by the Chambre Syndicale du Diamant. Attached to the BJOP Union in 2011, the LFG continues its mission of expertise in gems independently, for consumer information and safety.

GCAL by Sarine

GCAL by Sarine

“We are pleased to share our exceptional experience with the MAGILABS suite of instruments. Our lab relies on the Raman, EXA, FTIR, and UV-VIS instruments daily, and they have proven to be invaluable workhorses. Not only are they incredibly user-friendly, making it easy to train new operators, but they also deliver outstanding speed and efficiency for all our day-to-day gemological testing. What sets these instruments apart is their unparalleled focus on addressing gemological needs. Despite the availability of “higher” level scientific instruments, we consistently find ourselves opting for the MAGILABS suite due to their tailored design and remarkable performance for gemstones.

We appreciate the consistently excellent customer service provided by the MAGILABS team. Alberto and Mikko’s remarkable expertise and unwavering dedication ensure a worry-free experience with ongoing updates to libraries and software. We wholeheartedly endorse the MAGILABS suite of instruments. Their reliability, ease of use, and specialized focus on gemological testing make them our preferred choice of instruments. Combine that with the exceptional customer service, and it’s clear why Alberto and Mikko are simply the best in the industry.”

Sharrie Woodring, GG, FGA

Senior Gemologist, GCAL by Sarine

GCAL by Sarine  is an ISO17025 accredited gemological lab based in NYC, USA, specializing in providing guaranteed grading certificates for diamonds and gemstones. With a focus on innovation, GCAL by Sarine is at the forefront of AI diamond grading, revolutionizing the industry by combining advanced technology with expertise to deliver accurate and reliable assessments.

Dorotheum

Dorotheum

“Dorotheum relies daily on the scientific tools provided to us by Magilabs. The ease of use, efficiency and low-cost of the likes of GemmoSphere, J – Screen and GemmoRaman-532 makes it unthinkable for me to return to the era when I had to work without Magilabs as both appraisers and practical gemologists.”

Dorian Eckmann

Head of Jewellery Laboratory

The Dorotheum is the leading auction house in continental Europe, and with a founding date of 1707, by order of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I, one of the world’s oldest.

International Diamond Laboratories

International Diamond Laboratories

“As Chief Gemologist at IDL Dubai my aim was to have a fully equipped lab to be able to perform any type of gemological test both on diamonds and color stones. For naturals, treated, synthetics, my choice was MAGI Labs spectrometers, they are versatile and reliable. I can not thank you guys enough for the support that your instruments are giving us on everyday basis.”

Francesco Natale  G.G. (GIA), AGA, ICA

IDL Chief Gemologist

ALGT – Antwerp Laboratory for Gemstone Testing

ALGT – Antwerp Laboratory for Gemstone Testing

“On September 3, 2019, the Antwerp Laboratory for Gemstone Testing – ALGT was officially established in Antwerp, Belgium. As an international laboratory, ALGT strictly adheres to the rules of LMHC and CIBJO to inspect each gemstone. It prudently specifies and accurately categorizes the grading of gemstones and diamonds. Such precision requires professional equipment, which is indispensable. This is why we chose MAGILABS equipment, including EXA, RAMAN/PL, UV VIS NIR, and FTIR. These pieces of equipment help us describe each gemstone, diamond, or piece of jewelry accurately and objectively, enabling our jewelers and their customers to have a correct understanding of our products. In addition, MAGILABS equipment is lightweight and portable, featuring a rich and accurate database that aids gemologists in comparing results. It is user-friendly, easy to learn, and affordably priced. Additionally, the equipment is of stable quality, and the after-sales service is excellent, with customer service responses being prompt. Any questions or issues are resolved quickly”

Marc Segers, FEEG, ACAM, IGI, HRD GG

Marc Segers (FEEG, ACAM, IGI, HRD GG) has 30 years of experience in the industry. He previously served as a gemologist and instructor at the Gemological Institute of HRD, as Worldwide Manager of the Educational Department at the International Gemological Institute (IGI). In 2019, Marc Segers developed ALGT (Antwerp Laboratory for Gemstone Testing). ALGT now has offices in Shanghai, Geneva, and Idar-Oberstein.

Yang Mingyue, FEEG, ACAM, IGI, HRD GG
Stone Group Laboratories

Stone Group Laboratories

“I appreciate the compact yet very powerful capabilities of the GemmoRaman equipment. Though we already have Raman equipment, when we saw the expanded photoluminescence abilities of the GemmoRaman I knew Stone Group Labs needed it to complement the rest of our lab equipment. Not only can it identify thousands of different gem and mineral types, it can perform diagnostic functions. For me the imperative part of the GemmoRaman was knowing what’s inside….what you don’t see. Having the best engine under the bonnet is what this robust machine is about. That’s the important part.”

Bear Williams, CG, FGA

President, Laboratory Director, Stone Group Labs

Stone Group Laboratories, LLC, provides non-destructive, advanced gemological testing services to the trade and offers global consulting services as well as custom research projects regarding colored gemstones. All is completed in a secure, modern, well-equipped laboratory. Bear is Co-Chair for the Gemological Industry and Laboratory Conference (GILC).

The Assay Office of Latvia

The Assay Office of Latvia

“We were looking for Raman system for last 5 years before we contacted MAGI and we found what filled our expectations, as it fulfills most of routine testing tasks, works fast and fits in budget. System is made by gemologist to gemologists, that’s means, you could start work in 5 minutes after installation and all tools are available directly from producer. System has “smart” design and has automatic features, which enhance your productivity!”

Peters Brangulis FGA,

Head of Assay Office of Latvia

The Assay Office of Latvia (VSIA “Latvijas proves birojs”) performs the state control in the field of hallmarking, precious metal testing and gem testing. The Assay Office represents the Republic of Latvia in the Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals.

Masterstones

Masterstones

“We believe that the Units designed by Magilabs are the best the market can offer concerning gemological spectral acquisitions. The Units are solid and well structured and the software, oriented exclusively to gemology, is easy to use, and designed to simplify the acquisition and data processing.
The seriousness of the Magilabs shines through the care of the details, everything is studied and arranged in the right place to obtain the maximum result with ease.”

Marco Torelli, G.G. HRD, AGA

Gemologist,  Director of the Masterstones Gem Lab

Founder and administrator of the Masterstones gemological analysis center – Rome. He united the skills in programming and electronics with gemological ones, contributing to the development of advanced tools and gemology-oriented software. Universities often invite him to participate as a speaker at conferences or seminars to deepen issues relating to analytical techniques in the gemological field.

GemTech A.S.

GemTech A.S.

“Powerful, easy-to-use and intuitive instrument, useful not only for colored gemstones identification, but for many treatments. Photoluminescence potentialities are extraordinary; the applications for detecting HPHT treatment of natural type IIa colorless diamonds, impregnation in Jades and Emerald origin determination are outstanding.”

Francesco Sequino FGA, G.G., AGA

Instructor – International Gemological Institute

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw

“We met Alberto and Mikko many years ago in Tucson as they were developing the database for the Gemmoraman. We were so happy to work with them providing known samples of the rare and unusual to firm up their library. Since that time, the purchase of the Gemmoraman has paid for itself many times over. There have been many instances of this powerful equipment being indispensable so let me give one example. Oftentimes, artisanal miners in the field cannot separate different mineral species especially if there is no crystal form so similar colors are packaged together in parcels. One particular example was checking a parcel of kornerupine that had a few hitchhikers. Before the Gemoraman was in use, a few stones from this parcel were cut and sold as kornerupine. On discovery that one of these stones was a tourmaline, every rough and cut stone from this parcel was checked with very surprising results. There were a few beryls, apatites, and even a piece of glass. The ability to check both faceted stones as well as gem rough for identification is a huge benefit of the equipment. Prior to this, stones would have to be cut, polished, and then checked with standard gemological tests. Because this is a time-consuming process, every stone was not checked, only if something looked “off”. With the Gemmoraman, it is simple quick, and accurate. It is also very compact and portable. We now carry it with us to Tucson for the annual shows not only to double-check our own stones but to confirm any newcomers during the shows.”

John Bradshaw, G.G.

Gemologist, Gem cutter

 John J. Bradshaw & Coast to Coast Rare Stones These are two related companies running and benefitting from the Gemmoraman. John J. Bradshaw is a firm member of AGTA, wholesaling loose-color gemstones to the jewelry trade. Coast to Coast Rare Stones is also a wholesale company specializing in rare and unusual gemstones that are almost always out of the realm of the jewelry world. Both companies have gemologists and gemstone cutters that have traveled extensively for consulting, speaking, and buying. We have also authored many articles on gems and faceting

Bruno Martinez

Bruno Martinez

“Technological innovation is a mandatory step for a laboratory. And I am lucky to be able to use GemmoRaman, GemmoFTIR and EXA a for gemological analyses. intuitive, fast, and practical technological tools with reduced volumes and also transportable during exhibitions. Now inseparable tools of my work.”

Bruno Martinez, G.G. IGI, AGA

Gemologist, Designer

Bruno Martinez (IGI graduate gemologist – Accredited Senior Gemologist AGA) is the founder of Martinez Diamanti, stylist, designer, jewelry manufacturer with a personal atelier in Parma and owner of the homonymous gemological laboratory.

Liviano Soprani

Liviano Soprani

“I started my work as a Gemologist in 1996 after obtaining my diploma, my passion for gems and gemology pushed me to open my analysis laboratory and a precious stone cutting shop, I immediately equipped my laboratory with the best instruments on the market, but the advent of synthetic diamond pushed me to look for something more, scientific instruments for advanced analysis that could give all the answers I needed, but the price of these instruments immediately revealed itself very high, until I discovered MagiLabs, who created specific gemological instruments at a truly competitive price, they are practical, fast and extremely reliable, equipped with specific software made specifically for gemological analysis laboratories, I purchased EXA, GemmoFtir, and GemmoSphere, and they are one better than the other, but their greatest advantage is still the software with a huge spectra database that is extremely easy to use. Mikko and Alberto were also great at training me on how to use every single tool I purchased.”

Liviano Soprani, G.G. IGI, AGA

Gemologist, Gem cutter

Liviano Soprani (IGI graduate gemologist – Accredited Senior Gemologist AGA) lives and works in Ravenna, Italy, where his gemological laboratory and the precious stone-cutting shop are based. Since 1996 he has been dealing with the direct purchase of precious stones, cut and rough, directly in the main world markets, with which it creates tailor-made jewelry for its customers, assisting customers in choosing the most valuable and unusual gems, providing the guarantee of a reliable gemological analysis certificate.In recent years he has obtained excellent results and recognition for his photomicrographs of inclusions, which led him to hold specific courses. He is also a Court gemologist expert and appraiser of modern and antique jewelry.

Lisa Elser

Lisa Elser

“In my work as a gem cutter selling to the trade I buy rough gems from all over the world. My home lab was small, and it can be not easy to make some separations in rough, especially when the sellers aren’t open to my polishing a window. My GemmoRaman already paid for itself when I was able to confirm a couple of questionable rough parcels and return a few more that were not as represented. More than this, though, my own comfort in buying from artisanal miners who often don’t know what they have, and in selling my work on has been dramatically increased. The GemmoRaman is so fast and easy to use that I now just test every gem I buy instead of just sampling from the parcels.”

Lisa Elser, G.G.

Gemologist, Gem cutter

Lisa Elser lives in the Vancouver, BC area.  She spent 25 years in IT working for companies like Bell Laboratories, NCR and Sun Microsystems and consulted to some of the largest banks and insurance companies in the world. Lisa trained in gemcutting in Montreux, Switzerland, and did her Graduate Gemologist degree with the GIA in Carlsbad, CA.   After a number of years of cutting as a hobby, she retired from IT and with her husband Tom founded Custom Cut Gems.  Lisa now works with custom goldsmiths and jewelry designers in North America and Europe.  She and her husband travel the world to buy rough gems.  As the business grew, she and Tom began making grants to support economic development in gem-producing countries.  They continue to put a percentage of the profits into projects like well, sanitation, women’s business cooperatives, and education. She’s published articles on topics including rough buying techniques, sawing, faceting “off the diagram” and on the heat treatment of tourmaline.    In addition to her own publications, Lisa has been featured in More Magazine, Jewellery Business Canada, The Gem Guide, and her work appears in Renee Newman’s “Rare Gemstones.” In 2013, she won the a prestigious American Gem Trade Assoc (AGTA) Spectrum award for her 14.24ct red Tourmaline.  The gem is now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

Susanne Pirsig

Susanne Pirsig

“The gemological conference in Vienna in the spring of 2018 brought the “game changer” for me: Alberto and Mikko presented their ingenious devices there. The new technical possibilities of gemstone analysis immediately aroused my enthusiasm. The Gemmoraman and the EXA are now important parts of my laboratory equipment. They ease my daily work in appraising jewelry as a publicly appointed and sworn expert. The broad spectrum of possibilities to get reliable results in examing gemstones with Magilabs spectrometers is really impressive. If one possibility is limited, you receive an outcome with one of the others. Besides, what I never thought to be possible: finally I have a „soft spot“ for physics now.

Thanks to Alberto and Mikko for their great inventions in Gemology!”

Susanne Pirsig, FGG

master goldsmith, gemologist, publicly appointed and sworn expert

Susanne Pirsig works self-employed in the jewelry business since 1994. As a master goldsmith, she designs and makes handcrafted unique jewelry / one-of-a-kind pieces out of gold, silver, and platinum. As gemologist F.G.G. she is addicted to gemstones. She is a photomicrographer, collector, and admirer of Nature’s beauties. In 2014 she became publicly appointed and sworn expert for gold- and silversmith crafts by the German Chamber of Crafts (HWK Münster). Additionally, since 2018 she is publicly appointed and sworn expert by the chamber of trade (IHK Nord Westfalen) for Diamonds, Pearls, Jewels, Gold- and Silverware.

David Hessels

David Hessels

“My work has drastically changed since I started using the Gemmoraman. My workflow has become so much more efficient in the determination of gemstones and of course the detecting of treatments and synthetics. The Gemmoraman also gives me a possibility to attach a scientific reading as proof to an appraisal or expertise, and to keep the reading on file, which for me is very important. Before my purchase I had looked at so many different raman spectrometers, but there was no comparison. I always landed back at the MAGI website. The Gemmoraman is a sturdy, precise and reliable piece of equipment with an outstanding client and update service. The portability of this unit by the way is quite remarkable, and suits my needs perfectly.”

David Hessels G.G.

Gemologist, state licensed appraiser and auctioneer

The Gemmologischer Dienst is a Germany based mobile gemological service specializing in on site gemological testing and appraising for private individuals, auction houses, manufacturers, pawnbrokers, museums, etc.

GemologyOnline

GemologyOnline

“I have found the GemmoRaman-532 the single greatest addition to my laboratory instruments. Gemology has evolved so profoundly in the last 20 years, it has become essential to understand and utilize sophisticated spectrographic tools for many identifications. The GemmoRaman is fast, accurate, affordable and surprisingly simple to use. If one does have any confusions, their customer support is stellar.”

Barbra Voltaire FGG, G.G.

San Francisco Gemlab
Founder, GemologyOnline

GemologyOnline is World’s #1 non-profit Forum for the exchange of gemological ideas.

Jewellery Valuation Centre

Jewellery Valuation Centre

“I use the GemmoRaman-532 and the EXA natural diamond detector and these have become essential tools in my work as a gemmologist and jewellery valuer. Both are easy to use and they provide accurate and consistent results. The support provided when I’ve needed it has been excellent.”

Michael Emerson G.G, FGA

JVC Valuers, New Zealand

Jewellery Valuation Centre – New Zealandʼs premier Jewellery Valuation service.

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Evergreen Gems

“After attending SSEF advanced gemological equipment training, I started looking for a Raman system. I discovered that the GemmoRaman-532 was the only Raman unit in its price/performance class. Other units either cost much more, which I couldn’t afford, or they were cheaper but less complete, with user comments indicating they weren’t well integrated, or didn’t have a good database, or lacked cohesive software.

I purchased the GemmoRaman-532. I think it’s the best solution for members of the trade who do gem IDs but aren’t using Raman now because of the price tag. The system operates reliably, and its results are verifiable. The hardware and software work well together. The database is usable and updated often. The system is integrated with RRUFF, and that has been a great benefit. It takes time to master a Raman system, and units that are more expensive do things this Raman doesn’t, but this one does what I need it to do at a cost I could handle.”

Keith Conrey, G.G.

Evergreen Gems
Evergreen, Colorado