Far East Gemological Laboratory

Singapore

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Gemologist - Thye Sun Tay, Singapore
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The Far East Gem Lab, established in 1988 by the award-winning Gemologist Thye Sun Tay, provides a range of services including gem identification (gem testing), diamond grading and jewellery appraisal (jewelry valuation).

Jewellery Appraisal: This company provides professional and unbiased appraisal reports for private clients, the jewellery trade, the legal profession and law enforcement agencies, both in Singapore and abroad.

All modern and period gold jewellery and gem-set jewellery (diamonds and coloured stones) is valued, including Straits Chinese and Peranakan Jewellery. The appraisal is typically carried out in front of the client at FEGL's office and depending on the number of items, the documentation will be prepared the same day. For larger collections, the report will follow in a few days. The documentation is provided in printed format, and PDF format is available too upon request. A mobile laboratory service is also available to those who wish the appraisal to be performed in their own home or office.

Appraisal and valuation reports are prepared for court cases (defence and prosecution), estate appraisal scenarios and any other purposes that the client requires. The Far East Gem Lab has earned a good reputation among the many Lawyers and Jewellers who use their services and is highly respected by the Courts in Singapore.

Gemological Services: Besides the basic gemological services offered to all consumers, this company also specialises in the identification of B-jade (treated jadeite-jade - bleached and polymer impregnated) and B+C-jade, fracture-filled diamonds and some of the modern-day treatment of gemstones (identification of type and quantification).

ISO/IEC Accreditation: The Far East Gem Lab is determined to continuously update their operational capability in terms of both technology, quality and capacity, and is committed to providing excellent services to its customers. This commitment is demonstrated by the company's ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. Every year, the Singapore Accreditation Council inspect their laboratory and audit their management and procedure systems, making sure that this gem lab complies with the international standards set out by this accreditation.

Gemological Research and Development: This gem lab is also involved in advanced research and development work, for example, they used Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) on rubies, chrysoberyl and emerald to establish natural vs synthetic and country of origin, FTIR on jade, Raman spectroscopy on amber all performed at the physics department of the National University of Singapore (NUS). They also worked with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) on jade and employed Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) on opal at the Life Science department of the Singapore Polytechnic.

Education: This company also educates jewellery professionals under the Far East Gem Institute brand, from basic to advanced level with the aim of producing well-informed and highly-educated professional Gemologists who proceed to a successful career in gemology and have have the necessary knowledge and skills to better serve the needs of consumers.

This business prides itself on its attentive service. So that all clients receive undivided attention, all services are performed strictly by appointment only.

Far East Gem Lab (FEGL), ditubuhkan pada 1988 oleh pemenang Anugerah Gemologist Tay Thye Sun, dengan menyediakan pelbagai perkhidmatan termasuk pengenalan batu permata (ujian permata), gred berlian dan penilaian barang kemas (taksiran kemasan).

Penilaian barangan kemas: Syarikat ini menyediakan laporan-laporan penilaian profesional dan adil untuk pelanggan persendirian, perniaga barangan kemas, profesion undang-undang dan agensi-agensi penguatkuasaan, kedua-duanya di Singapura dan luar negara.

Semua barangan kemas moden dan bersejarah dan set barangan kemas permata (berlian dan batu berwarna) yang bernilai, termasuk barangan kemas dari Selat Cina dan Peranakan. Penilaian biasanya dilaksanakan di hadapan pelanggan di pejabat FEGL dan bergantung kepada jumlah barangan, laporan dokumentasi akan disediakan pada hari yang sama. Bagi koleksi yang banyak, laporan tersebut akan disiapkan dalam masa beberapa hari. Dokumentasi ini disediakan dalam format bercetak dan format PDF ianya boleh didapati atas permintaan. Perkhidmatan makmal bergerak juga disediakan bagi mereka yang berhasrat bahawa penilaian perlu dilakukan di rumah atau pejabat mereka sendiri.

Laporan penilaian dan taksiran telah disediakan bagi kes-kes mahkamah (Pertahanan dan pendakwaan), senario penilaian harta dan apa-apa tujuan lain yang diperlukan pelanggan. Far East Gem Lab telah memperolehi reputasi yang baik di kalangan ramai Peguam dan Perniaga barangan kemas yang menggunakan perkhidmatan mereka dan amat dihormati oleh Mahkamah di Singapura.

Perkhidmatan Gemological: Selain perkhidmatan asas gemological yang ditawarkan kepada semua pengguna, Syarikat ini juga pakar dalam pengenalpastian B-jed (jadeite-jade yang di rawat - polimer yang diluntur dan keresapan) dan B + C-jed, berlian berisi serpihan dan beberapa rawatan batu permata secara moden (pengenalan jenis dan mengkuantifikasi).

Pengiktirafan ISO/IEC: Far East Gem Lab berazam untuk sentiasa mengemaskini keupayaan operasi mereka dari segi teknologi, kualiti dan kapasiti, dan komited untuk menyediakan perkhidmatan yang cemerlang kepada para pelanggan. Komitmen ini ada disebut pada pengiktirafan Syarikat ISO/IEC 17025. Setiap tahun, Majlis Pengiktirafan Singapura memeriksa makmal dan pengurusan dan sistem prosedur mereka di audit, memastikan bahawa makmal permata ini mematuhi piawaian antarabangsa yang ditetapkan oleh pengiktirafan.

Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan Gemological: Makmal permata ini juga terlibat dalam kerja-kerja penyelidikan dan pembangunan yang lebih maju, sebagai contoh, mereka menggunakan Induced X-ray pelepasan zarah (PIXE) pada batu delima, chrysoberyl dan zamrud untuk menubuhkan sintetik vs semulajadi dan negara asalnya, FTIR pada jed, Spektroskopi Raman pada batu amber semuanya dilakukan di Jabatan Fizik Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura (NUS). Mereka juga bekerja dengan sebuah mikroskop elektron (SEM) pada jed dan mengunakan tekanan atom Microscopy (AFM) pada opal di Jabatan Sains Kehidupan Politeknik Singapura.

Pendidikan: Syarikat ini juga mendidik para profesional barangan kemas di bawah jenama Institut Far East Gem, dari tahap asas ke tahap yang lebih maju dengan sasaran untuk melahirkan Gemologists yang profesional dan berinformasi meneruskan kerjaya dengan jaya dalam gemology dan mempunyai pengetahuan yang diperlukan dan kemahiran untuk memenuhi keperluan para pengguna dengan lebih baik.

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The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Appraiser
  • Business mix: Appraiser
    Also Educator and Expert Witness
  • Principal + 2 staff Gemologists & Appraisers
  • Mon - Fri: 10am to 6pm
  • Mobile lab and at the Appraiser′s office

Financial

  • Per-item & time-based fees
  • Cards accepted via PayPal
  • Full valuation reports start at S$300

Qualifications

  • BSc, FGA(Hon), GG, MSc

Memberships

  • DXS, Gem-A, ICA, IGC
  • GSM, SJA

Awards

  • Honorary Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain 2013
    Continuing Education Award from the Singapore Polytechnic 2007

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Location

Far East Gemological Laboratory
12 Arumugam Road #04-02
LTC Building B
Singapore 409958

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