Alberto Scaraini, GG IGI, MAGILABS
Alberto Scarani is a Graduate Gemologist (IGI Antwerp), appraiser of the Chamber of Commerce, and Registered Expert of the Tribunal of Rome. He is a Co-founder with Mikko Åström of Magilabs, a company founded in 2012 that specialized in manufacturing advanced gemological instruments and developed Raman,/PL, UV-Vis-NIR, FTIR, and Fluorescence spectrometers specifically designed for gemology.
He has been a member of the UNI Commission “UNI/CT 010/GL 01 – Gemme e metalli preziosi” for the revision of UNI rules about Gems and precious metals and a representative delegate for the development of the bill about gemological materials at the X Commission of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament.
He lectured seminars and workshops about advanced spectroscopy at Gem-A, AGA, HRD, MGJC, IGE, and Rome, Naples, Bari, and Florence Universities. Jewelry & gemology author, he is currently one of the editorial directors of the Rivista Italiana di Gemmologia. (Italian Gemological Review). In 2019, he received together with Mikko Åström the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology from the Accredited Gemologists Association. In 2022 he expanded the operations of MAGILABS by establishing MAGILABS USA in Houston, Texas.