Established in the late 1970s, EGL is an international network of gemmological laboratories, with branches in Israel, the United States, Belgium, South Africa, France, Britain, Korea, India and Hong Kong. As such, it is third largest provider of gemmological services in the world.
The headquarters of EGL International are located within the Ramat Gan Diamond Exchange complex. The company provides services to the diamond industry but is not involved in any form of trade.
EGL International's professional staff is comprised of internationally recognised graduate gemmologists. They work with highly advanced gemmological instruments and state of the art technology enabling them to detect and disclose synthetic diamonds, as well as a variety of advanced treatments that are used to enhance the apparent colour and/or clarity of diamonds.
EGL International various types of certificates report the diamonds' 4 Cs and other data that make it possible to identify and appraise diamonds, gemstones and jewellery. The certificates provide additional information on the quality of polishing, quality of work, proportions and dimensions, which enable definite identification of the stone. Other services include laser inscriptions; appraisals for diamonds, coloured gemstones and jewellery, and gemmological education.
EGL International laboratories are accredited according to ISO 9001 and IQ Net standards.
EGL International's CEO is Guy D. Benhamou.