Price in Can$ (F.O.B. Vancouver, B.C. Canada)
Regular Base Price: US$ 2,195
NOTE: this item cannot be purchased using a credit card. At check-out select pro forma invoice and we will send instructions for payment by wire transfer.
Shipping/Insurance and handling will be added: US$ 140 within North America (Canada and Continental USA) by FedEx (3-4 business days). Outside North America a flat rate of US$ 240 by FedEx (6 - 10 business days) will be added to the purchase price to Continental Europe (EC countries), US$ 280 to Far East, Australia/New Zealand, US$ 380 to Brazil and other South American destinations (buyer is responsible for any brokerage and customs charges).
Due to lack of local technical support, high costs of shipping and customs clearance we cannot deliver to Africa, India, Russia and some other countries.
This is the upgraded model with new motherboard and “Point & Shoot” software (version 3.4). Now with integrated fast search spectral library of 200 gem references (experimental) covering common Gemstones, Diamonds (incl. treatments) and PL405 spectra.
The GL Gem SpectrometerTM system (300 - 1,000 nm) is an innovative tool for gem dealers, mineral collectors, gemmologist appraisers and geoscience applications. It replaces the traditional hand-held spectroscope protecting from potential eye damage when using strong halogen light.
It helps to identify gemstones based on their spectral pattern and to analyze chromophores causing certain colours. It is probably the most important low-cost diamond testing tool as it is capable to detect the Cape lines (98% of natural diamonds are Type Ia), the GR-1 band of irradiated diamonds, the Si center often seen in CVD grown diamonds (in some cases without LN cooling), possible HPHT treatments, whether green jadeite is naturally coloured or spinel is synthetic, or heat treated and much more.
The unique gem holder (VIS-NIR, optimized for 400 - 950 nm) is mounted directly onto the spectrometer allowing fast real-time spectral analysis and bulk testing of both rough and faceted gemstones. For work with darker gems and diamonds, larger samples and/or gems set in jewellery we recommend the use of an external Xenon or halogen light source.
For photo-luminescence studies (PL spectroscopy) we recommend the GL Analyzer PL405 Kit which provides a blue laser (405 nm) and necessary accessories.
Compact size: 170 mm x 100 mm x 50 mm - Weight: 510 grams
There are GLGemSpec users in over 37 countries around the world including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Germany, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
Please note this is an advanced spectrometer which should be operated by a qualified gemmologist and/or spectroscopist.
- GL Gem Spectrometer model 2023 (new motherboard, upgrade-able) as shown
- GL Halogen 10W Holder (new modified design with extra SMA 905 port)
- USB Cable to connect to USB port of computer
- 12 - 15 Volt Power Supply for Light Holder (110-240 V, international adapter plugs)
- Software integrated spectral library of 200 gem references of Gemstones, Diamonds and PL405 spectra (search function experimental).
- USB stick with new "point & shoot" software version 3.x, "How to Get Started" instructions, reference materials
- Operational system: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/8/10/11 (32/64 bit) - no additional software/driver installation required.
- "Pragmatic Spectroscopy for Gemologists" (2nd edition, 64 pages) by Hanneman/Kuehn
- Access to on-line GLGemSpec database
PLEASE NOTE: Using a fiber probe with the GL Gem Spectrometer requires a customized setup with external lighting and will change several parameters for obtaining a spectrum. Results may vary dependent on light source and its position, sample size (affecting path length) and orientation, etc.; spectra will look different from those found in the database and/or obtained with the GL 10W Halogen Gem Holder.
The GL Gem Spectrometer is an exclusive design by Gemlab Research & Technology (a subsidiary of Canadian Institute of Gemmology) and its software is protected by copyright laws. We are manufacturer and exclusive distributor worldwide and do not use re-sellers.
Direct Bank Transfer (in Can$ or US$) into our bank is the only accepted payment type for this product. All wire transfers must follow FINTRAC Guidelines (will be provided in the pro forma invoice) or they will be rejected. Due to fluctuating currency exchange rates and foreign bank transfer charges shipments to destinations outside of Canada a purchase price of US$ 2,195 will be used in the pro forma invoice; for payment in CAN$ the current exchange rate will be applied.
Note: this item cannot be purchased using a credit card. At check-out select pro forma invoice and we will send instructions for payment by wire transfer.
Upon request we will send you a PayPal invoice. Your delivery address must be the same as the one used for your PayPal account. Due to banking surcharges we have to add a 4% service fee to all PayPal payments. We do not accept payments through Western Union and other cash services. Please allow 5 - 10 days for bank clearance.
Buyers purchasing on-line or by requesting pro forma invoice accept our Terms and Conditions of Sale (PDF). All pro forma invoices have an expiry date; if the order remains unpaid it will be removed from our system. For further questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Note: We are using FedEx as our shipping carrier and trust their services; however, one of our shipments was intercepted and signed at the recipients’ location by someone who was unknown to the receiver. In this case FedEx declined any responsibility for the loss at it was properly delivered. Please have the package signed by an adult who has authorization to accept the shipment. Let us know if you wish to pick up the parcel at an authorized FedEx agent personally or make sure that your business insurance covers this type of fraud. Thank you.
Our Warranty and Commitment
The GL Gem Spectrometer is an advanced gem testing instrument for users who have a good understanding of spectroscopy and should be familiar with the use of a traditional gemmological spectroscope and the interpretation of spectra. The instrument is not capable of identifying or naming a sample; it should be used with other gem testing tools before arriving at a conclusion.
If you are not satisfied with the performance of the spectrometer, we will accept returns within 15 days but have to charge a restocking fee of 10% to cover our expenses of shipping/handling and re-calibration if necessary. The purchaser is also responsible for the shipping and insurance to return the item.
We will repair and replace your GL Gem Spectrometer if necessary due to defective parts, etc during the first 6 months unless other consumer protection regulations exist in your country. Software updates are always free.