All Prices are Keystone
Nonmember Prices are in Parentheses

AGTA GTC Keystone Fee Structure – Effective April 19, 2006

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Colored Gemstones
 
Gemstone ID Report
Gemstone ID + Origin Report
Weight (ct)
Ruby
Sapphire (except colorless, yellow & green)
Diamond
Emerald
Chrysoberyl
Colorless Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire
Green Sapphire
Other stones Ruby
Blue Sapphire
Fancy Sapphire
Emerald
Paraíba Tourmaline
0.01–0.99
$170 ($200)
$170 ($200)
$160 ($190)
$460 ($530)
$320 ($370)
1.00–1.99
$230 ($270)
$170 ($200)
$160 ($190)
$460 ($530)
$380 ($460)
2.00–2.99
$230 ($270)
$170 ($200)
$160 ($190)
$500 ($600)
$460 ($530)
3.00–3.99
$260 ($300)
$170 ($200)
$160 ($190)
$660 ($760)
$660 ($760)
4.00–4.99
$260 ($300)
$170 ($200)
$160 ($190)
$830 ($960)
$830 ($960)
5.00–7.99
$320 ($370)
$230 ($270)
$180 ($210)
$1070 ($1230)
$1070 ($1230)
8.00–9.99
$320 ($370)
$230 ($270)
$180 ($210)
$1070 ($1230)
$1070 ($1230)
10.00–14.99
$380 ($440)
$320 ($370)
$220 ($250)
$1270 ($1460)
$1270 ($1460)
15.00–19.99
$380 ($440)
$320 ($370)
$220 ($250)
$1270 ($1460)
$1270 ($1460)
20.00–39.99
$440 ($500)
$440 ($510)
$260 ($300)
$1490 ($1720)
$1490 ($1710)
40.00 & up
$500 ($600)
$440 ($510)
$260 ($300)
$1490 ($1720)
$1490 ($1710)

Notes and Additional Charges

  • All fees are non-negotiable and due upon receipt of reports. All submissions incur a minimum fee of $100 ($120), even if the item is withdrawn prior to issuance of a report.
  • If origin cannot be determined, only the minimum fee will be charged, i.e. $320 ($370) (for fancy sapphire, emerald or Paraíba tourmaline) or $460 ($530) (for ruby or blue sapphire)
  • Mounted blue sapphires submitted for origin determination are subject to an additional fee of $150 ($180).

 

Other Colored Gemstone Services
Service Description
Color analysis For color analysis of padparadscha sapphire or paraíba tourmaline, an additional fee of $120 ($140) is charged.
Filler identification $440 ($500) per hour for identification of filler substances within fissures (in emerald or other gems)
Photos on reports Identification and Pearl Report fees do not include a photograph. Photo charges are $40 ($50) for a loose gemstone, $60 ($80) for rings, earrings, and pendants, $100 ($120) for a single strand or bracelet, and $160 ($180) for multi-strand necklaces or bracelets. Photos are included free-of-charge with all Origin Reports.
Custom photography Digital images of your gemstone or jewelry article can be provided in .JPG or other format. $200–400 ($230–460); ask for a quote on submission.
Advanced testing For the identification of rare and unusual gemstones a fee of $200 ($230) per hour is charged. For research using advanced instrumentation, an additional fee of $100 ($120) is charged. This additional charge is standard for testing all jadeite, opal and turquoise.
Portfolio reports For an additional $160 ($190), have your report placed in a folder with a large photo of the item tested on the front.
Re-identification 50% of the original identification fee, with a minimum of $120 ($160) per report. Submissions must be supported by the original report and be within 12 months of the original report date.
Resubmission for origin following ID-only reporting Origin Report fee, minus 50% of original ID fee; must be submitted within 12 months of the original report date.
Quartz batch testing $60 ($70) per gemstone, $300 ($350) minimum.
Express surcharge $440 ($510) (24 hours) $320 ($370) (48 hours).
Duplicates or reissued reports $70 ($90).

 

Pearl Identification
Quantity Type
Member
Price
Nonmember
Price
One or two pearls White and less than 10mm
$160
$200
Colored or greater than 10mm
$200
$250
Three to six pearls White and less than 10mm
$240
$270
Colored or greater than 10mm
$360
$400
Single strand of pearls
(standard length: 16–18 inches)
White and less than 10mm
$260
$300
White and greater than 10mm
$400
$460
Colored or significantly mixed & less than 10mm
$460
$520
Colored or significantly mixed & greater than 10mm
$580
$660

 

Diamond Origin-of-Color Determination and Color Grading
Weight (ct)
Member Price
Nonmember Price
0.01–0.19
***$200
***$230
0.20–0.99
$200
$230
1.00–1.99
$240
$280
2.00–2.99
$340
$410
3.00–3.99
$460
$530
4.00–4.99
$600
$700
5.00–5.99
$840
$960
6.00–7.99
$1000
$1150
8.00–9.99
$1200
$1380
10.00–11.99
$1600
$1840
12.00–14.99
$1900
$2460
15.00–19.99
$2400
$2760
20.00–24.99
$2800
$3200
25.00–29.99
$3300
$3780
30.00–39.99
$3800
$4360
40.00–49.99
$4500
$5160
40.00 & above
Fees available upon written request
Fees available upon written request
Advanced testing on colored diamond
$440 ($500) per hour

 

Other Diamond Services
Service
Member Price
Nonmember Price
Diamond Spectra Analysis
$300
$400
Diamond Type I vs. Type II ID
$400
$460

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New York, NY 10017, USA
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