Timeline

2014

  • ImaGem introduces next generation Grader & Clarity Machines.
  • Installation of Lab Express Service in Caribbean.
  • ImaGem technology adopted by Licha Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. for diamond manufacturing and grading.

2013

  • ImaGem introduces the concept of “Diamond Grading with Proof”
  • ImaGem to exhibit at the JCK Show at Las Vegas.
  • ImaGem’s patent is granted in India.
  • ImaGem technology selected by major retailer and sight holder

2012

  • Dr.Aggarwal’s paper on Fluorescence published in Gemological Association of Hong Kong.
  • ImaGem releases video demonstrations of equipment.
  • ImaGem light behavior technology adopted by Shimansky Collection, a premier retailer in South Africa.
  • ImaGem launches special promotional sale for ImaGem-Viewer.
  • ImaGem to exhibit at the JCK Show at Las Vegas.
  • ImaGem’s patent is granted in India.
  • ImaGem technology selected by major retailer and sight holder

2011

  • Dr.Aggarwal’s paper on Fluorescence published in Gemological Association of Hong Kong.
  • ImaGem releases video demonstrations of equipment.
  • ImaGem light behavior technology adopted by Shimansky Collection, a premier retailer in South Africa.
  • ImaGem launches special promotional sale for ImaGem-Viewer.
  • ImaGem to exhibit at the JCK Show at Las Vegas.
  • ImaGem’s patent is granted in India.
  • ImaGem technology selected by major retailer and sight holder

2010

  • ImaGem demonstrates Grader & Clarity equipment to diamond trade New York.
  • ImaGem demonstrates inclusion mapping technology for rough diamonds.
  • ImaGem exhibits at the JCK Las Vegas Show.
  • ImaGem introduces ImaGem-Viewer at the JCK Show, Las Vegas.
  • Dr. Aggarwal presents at World of Gems Conference at Chicago on Fluorescence.
  • ImaGem light behavior adopted by Robbins Brothers of California for patented Echo diamond

2009

  • ImaGem exhibits at the JCK Las Vegas Show.
  • ImaGem Chairman Dr. Aggarwal presents at JCK Cut Grading Conference

2008

  • ImaGem demonstrates the GemInsight & VeriGem at JA NY Winter Show.
  • ImaGem exhibits at the JCK Las Vegas Show.
  • Breakthrough in Light Behavior Measurement – now possible for Mounted diamond jewelry.
  • Robbins Brothers of California adopts ImaGem’s light behavior technology.
  • ImaGem introduces a new service ImaGem EssenceSM for diamond manufacturers.
  • ImaGem offers patented technology for accurate fluorescence measurement in diamonds.

2007

  • EGL USA adopts ImaGem light behavior technology – introduces 360 Diamond Report featuring light behavior measures.
  • ImaGem introduces GemInsight – a new dynamic display device for diamond trade.
  • Precision Gem Grading Lab in Philadelphia adopts ImaGem technology for diamond grading.

2006

  • Diamond and Gem Laboratories of America (DGLA) demonstrates VeriGem unit at India International Jewelry Show (IIJS) and JCK Las Vegas.
  • DGLA delivers Jewelry program for major US jeweler that employs the ImaGem light behavior measurements for quality control and for mini report to consumers.

2005

  • Dr. Aggarwal speaks at Tucson AGA meeting and LIS system is demonstrated.
  • Accredited Gem Appraisers installs first integrated ImaGem system.
  • ImaGem s Surat, India office opened, offering full range of grading services.
  • ImaGem demonstrates the VeriGem unit at JCK Las Vegas.

2004

  • Measures for Light behavior, symmetry and fluorescence incorporated into system.
  • Laboratory Information System (LIS) demonstrated that integrates the grading system.
  • ImaGem demonstrates the VeriGem unit at India International Jewelry Show (IIJS) and JCK Las Vegas.
  • Dr. Aggarwal presents to the Philadelphia chapter of GIA and AGS gemologists.

2003

  • Clarity grading system development started.
  • ImaGem Inc. introduced in feature article in Modern Jeweler.
  • VeriGem Unit with quick gem identification and verification demonstrated.

2002

  • Color grading methods demonstrated.
  • Third patent  applied for which was issued in 2004 (# 6,980,283).

2000-2005

  • Gauging measurements demonstrated based on above patents.

1998 – 1999

  • ImaGem Inc. was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Initial patent applied for which was issued in 2000 (# 6,020,954).
  • Second patent applied for which was issued in 2001 (# 6,239,867).
  • Strategic partner invests several million dollars in ImaGem, Inc.

1996-1997

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners awarded a $25,000 innovation grant to Dr. Aggarwal to demonstrate the Noor System, a predecessor to the current system.

Early 1990’s

  • Dr. Aggarwal developed method to digitize grayscale information as applied to gem grading.

Early 1980’s

  • Dr. Aggarwal published a paper on human perception which defines what and how the eye sees.
  • Dr. Aggarwal conducted basic research and published papers defining ImageStatistics, a powerful new tool for pattern recognition.