GL Gem Raman released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GL Gem Raman TM – now available

March 1, 2012, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Gemlab Research & Technology has released its GL Gem RamanTM system.

The GL Gem RamanTM is an advanced gem testing instrument for experienced gemmologists, gem merchants, mineral collectors and others; it is also an excellent educational tool.

GL Gem Raman linked to database

Carved jadeite statue being tested

The GL Gem Raman quickly can tell the difference between diamond, cubic zirconia, glass and zircon, distinguish jadeite from nephrite, separate real from faux pearls, tell whether it is ivory or plastic. There is great potential for detecting treatments and colour enhancements in gemstones; it will help in the determination of the nature of diamonds, gemstones and minerals.

The GL Gem Raman software allows real-time spectral acquisition; it can be used to operate both the GL Gem Spectrometer and the GL Gem Raman making them a powerful combo unit for advanced gemstone and mineral identification. It can replace other advanced spectrometer types such as NIR256-2.5 near-infrared spectrometers, FTIR (Fourier transform spectroscopy) spectrometers and temperature regulated Raman units.

The spectra can be saved and imported into a searchable database program with over 3,000 references; the database is linked to the large on-line mineralogical RUFF database for Raman spectra.

GL Gem Raman users will also have access to the C.I.G. (Canadian Institute of Gemmology) gem reference library which is being compiled from its large gem study collection. Other reference databases can be consulted on-line.

The GL Gem Raman is now available for under $ 7,000 FOB Vancouver, Canada .

Click here for more information; to order go to the Gemlab on-line store.

Contact: Wolf Kuehn, Project Manager, Gemlab Research & Technology, (604) 530-8569

Mailing address: P.O. Box 57010, Vancouver, B.C., V5K 5G6 CANADA

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