The most trusted Gemological Laboratory in Calgary

Our Mission

We pledge our dedication in providing the very best in gemological expertise and professional appraisal services . For over 35 years, the gemologists at IGL have created a strong following of repeat clients who are pleased with our unique service and important helpful advice.

IGL is owned and operated by Jack and Ron Hanania Graduate Gemologists from the GIA. We have over 60 years of combined experience in gemology and appraising gemstones and jewellery. We are always learning and developing new skills in the ever-changing world of gems and gemology.

We welcome you by joining our growing list of satisfied customers... and experience for yourself IGL's ethics, integrity, expertise and professionalism.

Why choose IGL to appraise your jewellery?

The Graduate Gemologists at International Gemological Laboratories have been appraising, identifying and valuating gemstones and jewellery since 1981.

We promise a consistent, unbiased, and professional opinion every time you appraise your jewellery with us. We believe in maintaining our great reputation by guaranteeing the highest standard of quality service.

Who is qualified to appraise your jewellery?

The Gemologist - a professional who has had extensive gemological training and has passed intensive written and practical examinations to obtain his/her degree.

The gemologist/appraiser must have years of experience and knowledge in evaluating gems and jewellery based on accurate information from the marketplace ie.: price lists, trade publications, etc.

The gemologist must constantly keep current with the ever-changing gemological technologies and market developments. He/she must be using modern techniques and equipment in order to conduct their tasks.

IGL - Calgary Gemologists and Jewellery Appraisers
About IGL

Canadian gemological laboratory specializing in the identification, evaluation and appraisals of diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, fine jewellery & watches. Custom Jewellery Designers.

  • Founded: 1981
  • Certification: GIA Graduate Gemologist
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Serving: Calgary, Edmonton & Western Canada
  • Jack Hanania, G.G. (GIA)
    President & Co-Founder
    GIA Graduate Gemologist Appraiser
  • Ron G. Hanania, G.G. (GIA)
    Vice-President & Co-Founder
    GIA Graduate Gemologist Appraiser
  • Raphael Boivin
    Operations Manager & Partner
  • Phone: (403) 264-8526
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