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EGL USA alerts and announcements can include key innovations in laboratory research and customer service, as well as noteworthy company statements and industry show appearances.

EGL USA typically exhibits at these leading gemological industry events:
• JA New York — New York, NY
• JCK Las Vegas — Las Vegas, NV
• JIS — Miami Beach, FL

For additional information or press inquiries, contact EGL USA customer service at
888 EGL USA4 (888 345 8724) or info@eglusa.us.


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LA office is closed all day on 12/25/23 (Christmas) and 01/01/24 (New Year's)

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JCK Las Vegas
June 1–June 5, 2023


EGL USA Announces “Envira Reports™” for Environmentally Friendly Gems and Jewelry


New York, NY — May 29, 2013 — EGL USA Gemological Laboratory announced today the availability of Envira Diamond™ and Envira Colored Gemstone Reports™ for environmentally-friendly gems and jewelry. These reports combine the classic elements of EGL USA gemological reports with a modern commitment to social and environmental responsibility.


The Envira Diamond Report™ verifies carat weight, clarity grade, color grade, and cut (shape and style), and sustainable origin. The Envira Colored Gemstone Report™ verifies carat weight, color, cut (shape and style), fluorescence, gemstone identification, measurements, and sustainable origin. Both reports are available for stones or jewelry that meet specific environmentally-friendly criteria.


Envira Reports™ are presented in covers printed on responsibly sourced paper stock, with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified recycled fiber content.


“Sustainably-sourced gems and jewelry are an important part of today's market, said Mitch Jakubovic, director of EGL USA. “From heirloom and reclaimed items, to newly mined pieces that are conflict-free and ethically-sourced, these treasures have more than just beauty. They have unique stories to tell. And EGL USA's Envira Reports™ can confirm the facts that bring those stories to life.”

EGL USA to Officially Re-Launch Website at JCK Las Vegas


Las Vegas, NV — May 29, 2013 — EGL USA Gemological Laboratory announced today the upcoming re-launch of its website: www.eglusa.us. The site will feature an enhanced online presence and extensive customer and consumer resources. The site will premiere via ongoing demonstrations May 31–June 3, 2013, at EGL USA's JCK Las Vegas booth #B3553.


Phase One of the site roll-out will introduce easy-to-use customer-based tools that expedite key services. Customers will be able to verify reports, access and apply for accounts, and prepare to submit stones — at any time, from anywhere. The site will also include comprehensive information on available lab reports and services.


Retailers and consumers will also find customized resources. A particular highlight is EGL USA's collection of gemological glossaries. These user-friendly pages feature hundreds of gemological definitions, photos, and illustrations. A related section contains helpful guides for how to choose diamonds, colored gemstones, and pearls. Additional site features will be implemented on an ongoing basis.


“The new site is designed with all of our customers in mind,” said Mitch Jakubovic, director of EGL USA. “It will provide convenient day-to-day support for current customers, while introducing new audiences to important information about gemstones and gemological reports. It's truly a one-stop resource for online science and service.”

Iris on the Move®  N-Glance™ Identification System Secures Access to EGL USA


New York, NY — March 28, 2012 — SRI International Sarnoff’s Iris on the Move®  (IOM)
N-Glance™ identification system is protecting EGL USA by confirming the identity of authorized employees as they enter the laboratory. EGL USA’s New York location is the first gemological lab to use this type of identification system for security purposes.


“Security is a critical part of our business. The N-Glance system enables us to control access to our lab in a reliable, practical way,” said Mitch Jakubovic, director of EGL USA. “We plan to implement the system at other EGL USA lab locations.”


According to the US Government Accountability Office, iris recognition is about eight times more accurate than fingerprints with respect to false acceptance rates. SRI’s system is unobtrusive and safe to the human eye. Users simply glance at the system from a comfortable distance.
The system confirms identity (or not) in less than a second.