GemAlliance welcomes its 4th member: the JGGL
The Japan Germany Gemmological Laboratories (JGGL) is the fourth member to join GemAlliance, launched in November 2017. The goal of GemAlliance is to share research data and information between gemmological analysis laboratories. In 1995, Masashi Furuya founded JGGL in Kofu City, an important area for the gemstones trade in Japan, with Professor Dr Hermann Bank and Professor Akira Chikayama as technical advisers. In 2007, Masashi Furuya passed away and was succeeded by his son, Masaki, who currently runs the laboratory.
Masaki Furuya commented on the alliance thus:
“It is a great honour for JGGL to join the GemAlliance and AIGS, with its long history of gem analysis and education. Since our laboratory was established in 1995, we have appreciated the international network of gemmology. The gemstone industry is challenged by the discovery of new gemstones, new treatments and technological developments applied to gemstone analysis, and we believe that through this international alliance, we can share knowledge and continue to contribute to the global gemstone industry.”
AIGS President Kennedy Ho welcomed the new member:
“With the arrival of JGGL to GemAlliance, we have taken a new step towards strengthening the alliance through the sharing of data and information from research.”