All of our office staff members are Alumni of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and have additional training from other industry recognized and respected organizations.
As professional Gemologists, MB&B does not engage in any form
of destructive testing, nor will gemstones ever be removed from their
MB&B Gemological Laboratory Equipment
MB&B uses only the most advanced gemological equipment available. Below is just a fraction of the professional equipment our laboratory uses on a daily basis.
MB&B uses only diamonds that have passed the stringent requirement of both the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and AGS (American Gem Society) to be registered and documented as Master Stones for the purpose of color grading diamonds.
GIA/AGS Master Stones (Set of 17)
Straight Grades (E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M and N)
Split Grades (E-F, F-G, G-H, H-I, J-K, K-L, L-M)
Master Fluorescent Diamonds(Set of 4)
Faint, Medium, Strong and Very Strong
MB&B uses only pearls that have passed the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) requirements to be used as a standard to grade and appraise other pearls.
GIA Gem Pearl Master Comparison Set
Complete Master Set of Tahitian and South Sea colored pearls