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AQSIQ Releases Standards on Gemstone Ratings

October 13, 2016

China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has released several gemstone standards, namely:

  • GB / T 32862-2016 Sapphire Rating
  • GB / T 32863-2016 Ruby Rating

These voluntary standards are included in the newly released national standards under the Annex, announced on September 6, 2016.  They will take effect on March 1, 2017.