Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is all set to introduce a sophisticated desktop instrument to reliably identify natural diamonds, separate them from all simulants and from diamonds that may be synthetic or treated.
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will introduce for sale later this year an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop instrument to reliably identify natural diamonds, separating them from all simulants and from synthetic diamonds or treated diamon
If you get engaged with a diamond ring, you can thank De Beers. The reason diamonds are the gem of choice is because of a massively successful advertising campaign from one of the biggest diamond companies in the history of the world.
You will actually need more advanced – and expensive – equipment to do so. While the process is very expensive, and only done by about 10 companies in the world, the thing about these fake diamonds is that, for now, they are an apparent ethical source of
Signet Jewelers is planning to open a testing laboratory for synthetic-diamond detectors to ensure its suppliers can confidently say they are only dealing in natural stones.
Zimbabwe’s Minsiter of Mines and Mining Development, said: “We can’t stop synthetic diamonds. But let there be fairness in the market. Let the market decide if it wants to buy synthetic diamonds. I refuse to market synthetic diamonds as natural diamonds.”
The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has taken a dig at the gemological laboratories making public the test results of the synthetic diamonds detected during testing.
According to Donna Hawrelko, the president of the Canadian gemological association, the production of lab-grown diamonds has gotten to the point where the precious crystal are on par with their mined counterparts, in terms of carats and quality.
A natural diamond is the only diamond, but the silent synthetic revolution cannot be brushed under the carpet observes Vijetha Rangabashyam
The implication has primarily been felt on lower-quality rough diamonds, those that sell for less than $100/ct, produced at mines like Rio Tinto’s Argyle, Dominion’s Ekati, Petra’s Finsch, Alrosa’s Aikhal, and alluvial operations around the world.
Brides who want a diamond now have alternatives in the form of synthetic diamonds, which have improved in quality and become less costly to produce. De Beers and other miners are working to boost demand, with new advertising campaigns and slogans.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently uncovered an unusually large number of undisclosed synthetic diamonds mixed in with natural melee diamonds, the lab confirmed with Rapaport News on Monday.
The diamond market witnesses an exceptional revolution with the emergence of synthetic diamond industry known as “diamond cultivation”. This revolution was launched by the US Silicon Valley...
The arrival of lab-grown diamonds has challenged the widely-held assumption that diamond prices could only go up
The Diamond Inspector can identify: polished natural diamonds from polished synthetic diamonds, polished treated diamonds and diamond simulants, according to a statement from the organizers.
As a result, most of the world's diamonds are not on rings but are synthetic diamonds embedded in drill bits, used as polishing powders, or lining the edge of saw blades.
De Beers expects customers of the device will be diamond manufacturers and jewellers who buy so-called “melee” gemstones at the lower end of the market. These diamonds usually weigh around 0.10 carats and are often sourced on the open market
The diamond symbolizes perfection and quality, but as technology advances, the way diamonds are formed is changing. Now, diamonds can be grown in six weeks in a lab, but what's the difference between a naturally grown diamond and one grown in a lab?
Swarovski’s move coincides with the decision by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) to air a commercial promoting natural diamonds during the ceremony.
The story of time crystals started with a beautiful idea by a theoretical physicist, and now has culminated its first chapter with conclusive experimental evidence after a mere five years.