Lapidary operation meets international quality standards
Golay Buchel, a Swiss-based manufacturer and distributor of diamonds,
colored stones, cultured pearls and synthetic stones, has obtained ISO 9001
certification for its precision-cut cubic zirconia operation.
"To my knowledge, we are the first lapidary operation worldwide
to qualify for ISO 9001 certification," says Pierre-Alain Kohler, head
of the company's synthetic stone division.
Certification is based on the coordination of high quality standards
in all areas of operation, including manufacturing, purchasing, research
and development, sales and services, and administration, as set by the International
Standard Organization. The intergovernmental organization is made up of
committees that officially establish standards for every industry. ISO 9001
sets requirements for businesses involving design, development, production,
installation and servicing.
Golay Buchel's precision-cut cubic zirconia are marketed under the brand
name Favorite ®. Golay Buchel USA Ltd., New York, NY 10036; (212) 221-8234,
fax (212) 221-6876, www. golaybuchel.com.
by Stacey King
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