Challenges, DDES & buyer confidence!
Dear Readers, till you would read the edit, 1st
ever Bharat Diamond Week & the 3rd Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium (DDES
2018) would have been concluded through 23rd to 25th April 2018 at
BDB, Mumbai. Yet I know there are growing challenges for a manufacturer &
traders of natural diamonds! Equally there are challenges with detection
technologies to stay edge-up to identify laboratory made stones!
Just ahead of the curtain raising of WDC
& DDES, the Diamond Services research claimed: “synthetic diamonds, which
have created under conditions of High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and then
subject to irradiation treatment, may be escaping detection by many of the screening
devices available in the market that are testing diamonds at room temperature.”
Means, all those available technologies to detect such stones are just an
outdated! Is it so?
Because, swiftly, the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research
(IIDGR) reacted, rest players may clarify or announce about their instruments
yet, IIDGR said that, confirms that its instruments AMS2, SYNTHdetect,
DiamondView and DiamondSure are all effective at screening HPHT synthetic
material which has been irradiated and is tested at room temperature. Any
business using these devices can have full confidence that any such material
will be detected without the need to undertake tests at different temperatures.
IIDGR has been established by De Beers Group
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
It is true that Phosphorescence is typical in HPHT-grown synthetic
diamonds which is ‘almost non-existent in naturally formed diamonds, being
limited almost exclusively to Type IIb natural stones, which make up not more
than 0.1 percent of the total number of available diamonds.’
By considering challenges, The DDES is
providing a dome in India to interact diamond players with tech savvies! To
create an effective approach for a scientific & technology within the
players! DDES believe that is the boulevard to attain buyer confidence!
Being a global leader in diamond
manufacturing India thinks it is a duty to protect leadership India &
reputation India built over years! And therefore India has ‘Zero Tolerance’ for
any undisclosed mixing with mined diamonds!
And therefore since 2013, GJEPC is endeavours
& engaging all those key stakeholders to focus four areas, 1: Detection, 2: Differentiation, 3: Disclosures & 4:
Documentation. In the row of Zero tolerance GJEPC & BDB together says, “The
Indian diamond industry stood firmly committed to taking all steps necessary to
prevent undisclosed mixing and establish separate footprints for natural and
synthetic diamonds as this would help maintain consumer confidence in natural
The Natural Diamond Monitoring Committee
(NDMC) was formed in the year 2015 at GJEPC. NDMC consists of representatives
from the GJEPC, BDB, GJF, GIA and other Trade Bodies in the Gems &
GJEPC is developing a network of detection
centers with tech-n-instruments at all those key manufacturing centers in
Gujarat with NDMC since 2015.
Right with targeting 21 key diamond
manufacturing centers across India, GJEPC offered synthetic diamond detection
machines-n-tech at 50% of discount in 2017. At the largest global diamond trading
boundaries of BDB have announced banned on any trading of synthetic diamonds.
Through Diamond Detection and Resource Centre (DDRC) DBD has made detection technology accessible to its members within
For any detection technology &
instruments, machineries, the doors of DBD, GJEPC & of diamond industry
India is always opened despite of DDES! They are being invited to display such
tech at BDB.