“Due to a ban on the trade in synthetic rough diamonds on the platform of the Exchange, tax and other measures, including the use of state-of-the-art detection devices, there is no issue of “undeclared synthetic diamonds” in Israel. There is no doubt that
While there have been numerous reports of synthetic diamonds fraudulently appearing in parcels of natural stones, one business has reported the opposite – “undisclosed mined diamonds” mixed with “lab-grown melee diamonds”.
Scientists are working to improve the reliability of the existing system of BCML (Beam Condition Monitor Leakage) diamond sensors that ensure safety at LHC, as well as to test their own detectors based on synthetic diamonds produced at the TPU Institute..
De Beers has launched the world’s largest diamond exploration ship to operate off the coast of Namibia, as the diamond producer looks for higher-value gemstones to help it fight off increasing competition.
US diamond demand hit US$40 billion last year, up 4.4 percent from the prior year and comprising half of global diamond revenue for the first time since the 1990s, according to global diamond mining and retail giant De Beers SA.
“The GJEPC has [long] been encouraging diamond mining companies to sell rough diamonds directly to the Indian market, and the MoC may well be the first step to realizing this goal,” said GJEPC chairman Praveenshankar Pandya...
India's Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and ALROSA have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) in the presence of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Scientists already believe that synthetic diamonds could be a solid foundation for practical quantum computers. You can use atom-scale defects in diamond to store quantum bits that hold contradictory data (say, both on and off) in a way...
“There has been an upward trend in synthetic diamonds in the worldwide market,” Chow observed. However, he added, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers have worked hard to maintain confidence in diamonds.
A GIA industry announcement confirmed the natural-synthetic composite was submitted to the New York laboratory as a natural fancy 0.33-carat blue diamond. It added that the stone was the first of its kind the organisation had encountered.
The gain has been attributed to the lack of differentiation by retailers between synthetics and natural diamonds although most Western countries would like to say it’s on the back of decreased appetite by consumers to purchase natural diamonds...
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