During a seminar for industry professionals, the GIA will present the much anticipated DiamondCheck machine to the London Diamond Bourse. The industry is in agreement that detection and disclosure are the two most critical elements when it comes to synthetics. The technology the DiamondCheck provides will prevent synthetic diamonds from entering the market as natural diamonds through easier detection, and it will help increase consumer confidence which is an urgent requirement to the diamond industry worldwide.
The GIA DiamondCheck is intended to examine colorless stones that fall into the D to N color range on the GIA color chart. It will identify natural, untreated diamonds and refers stones to further analysis if they appear to be treated or synthetic. The technology will be made available at no cost to diamond bourses worldwide as a part of the GIA’s public benefit mission.
The seminar will be held on May 22nd, with GIA executive vice president Tom Moses and GIA research scientist Dr. Ulrika D’Haenens-Johansson. It is scheduled to last approximately one hour followed by a Q&A session.
Published on May 18, 2014 by Diamond Registry