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.
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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.
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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
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Swarovski’s move coincides with the decision by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) to air a commercial promoting natural diamonds during the ceremony.
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Gazprom Neft has successfully completed pilot testing of Russia’s first ever domestically produced polycrystalline diamond composite (PDC) drill bit, during pilot drilling at its Vyngapurovskoye field, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Cleaver also predicted demand for Element Six industrial diamonds would rise as miners seek to extract value from existing reserves by using new technology, such as more forensic cutting equipment.
The President said the Government offered the Chinese, Lebanese and South African-owned Mbada Diamond Mine the choice to join Government in a consolidated company or to go away.
As the diamond market is flooded with a lot of synthetic diamond detection and screening machines, Diamond Producers Association plans to audit synthetic detectors to help the industry navigate its way through a broad choice of machines.
Leanne Kemp's Everledger uses blockchain to track features such as diamond cut and quality, as well as monitoring diamonds from war zones.
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