De Beers said its International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) will launch a new low cost, high volume synthetic melee screening and referrals testing service in India in October 2015.
According to the diamond major, the new service will use IIDGR’s industry-leading proprietary technology to support the wider Indian industry in the detection of undisclosed synthetic diamonds.
IIDGR will showcase its range of diamond technology at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 18 to 22 September 2015, with technical research experts on hand to demonstrate the instruments.
Jonathan Kendall, President of IIDGR, said their investments in the development of innovative diamond technologies enable us to support the industry in addressing some of its major challenges.
“We have renowned expertise in the application of diamond technology and India is the world’s largest centre for diamond cutting and polishing,” he said.
“Launching a new low-cost, high volume service in India for screening synthetic melee and testing referrals will support both trade and consumer confidence as more businesses will be able to use our technology to provide greater assurance to their customers.”
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research has been established by the De Beers Group of Companies to provide a premium service and proprietary equipment to the diamond industry.
Based in the UK, Belgium and India, and run by the world’s top diamond experts, the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research offers a range of expert services. The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research works only on diamonds that meet the requirements of the United Nations’ mandated World Diamond Council Kimberley Process.