About Tara Jewels Ltd



Certification is your assurance of quality and Tara Jewellers adheres to high standards for its jewellery.


All our diamond jewellery is certified by Independent Gemological Laboratories (IGL) or Gem Scan laboratories (GSL).

Independent Gemological Laboratories (IGL)

Independent Gemological Laboratories was founded in 1999 by Curtis Lowrey. His knowledge, years of experience and contacts in the jewelry trade combined with staff of professionals have built a credible laboratory for diamond and jewelry evaluation. IGL certifies for various leading retailers of the world.

With its headquarters is located in New York city, they are planning for future challenges in an ever changing market place, detecting treatments and enhancements to diamonds and colored stones is a constantly evolving challenge. With research and education Independent prides itself on staying current with the latest developments within the gemstone industry.

The company mantra if you will is that quality and consistency is paramount to meeting their customers needs.

Gem Scan Laboratories (GSL)

Gem Scan which is an independent jewellery appraisal laboratory, was incorporated in 1985 to provide gem identification and appraisal services to the jewellery trade and public. It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art gemological equipment as well as laser inscription technology for diamonds.

Contacts within the trade across Canada and the United States provide Gem Scan with accurate, up-to-date market prices for diamonds, gems and the manufacturing of jewellery. Its services are utilized by Canadas largest retail jewellery chains, diamond importers and wholesalers, independent retail jewellery stores, jewellery manufactures, lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers and the public consumer.

Gem Scan is committed to being a leader in the appraising and gemological profession by continually upgrading its skills and keeping abreast of all gemological discoveries and breakthroughs. Appraisers at Gem Scan are highly qualified gemologists with years of experience in appraising. Appraisers have also attained the additional title of Accredited Appraiser. This is the highest recognized distinction awarded in Canada to a certified gemologist by the Canadian Jewellers Institute. This allows GSL to maintain the highest degree of professionalism and ethics.

Gemscan laboratories operates out of centres in Dallas, Toronto, Chennai and Mumbai.

Certification of Solitaires

Every solitaire at Tara is certified by IGI which commands a supreme position in the gemological world.
IGI is the worlds largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute for diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry. It is a standard of excellence for industry professionals and consumers around the globe.


Tara Jewellers sells pure BIS certified gold Hallmarked Jewellery can be identified by 5 visible marks on the back of the jewellery – a BIS mandate. These are:

  • BIS Hallmark Logo
  • Purity of Gold "916" -22ct, "875" - 21ct etc.
  • The Hallmarking centres logo
  • The jewelers identification mark
  • Year of Hallmarking "A" -year 2000, "B" -year 2001 .... "H" - year 2007.

According to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) "Hallmarking is the accurate determination and official recording of the proportionate content of precious metal in jewellery. Hallmarks are thus official marks used in many countries as a guarantee of purity or fineness of gold jewellery".

BIS is a regulatory body of the Govt. of India which has standardized various products consumed today. It is extremely crucial to understand the benefits provided by ensuring Hallmark Jewellery.

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