Diamond Services has announced that it is expanding its synthetic screening service for rough diamonds at its facilities in Hong Kong and New York. This is after evidence mounting about a surge in the volume of uncut synthetic diamonds entering the marketplace, says a Press note from the company.
Joseph Kuzi, Diamond Services' CEO and President said: "In recent weeks there have been growing signs that the volume of synthetic rough diamonds flowing into the pipeline is rising significantly. Most goods appear to be of Chinese origin, and in sizes from one point up to three quarters of carat. What is particularly worrying is a definite rise in the incidence of synthetics stones in quite large parcels of rough diamonds, which its owners previously had assumed were all natural."
The company also states that diamonds submitted for synthetic screening at Diamond Services facilities are tested, using among others the Diamatest®, which was developed by the company. It is a system that can test rough and polished diamonds, both mounted and unmounted.
Diamond Services, which was established in 2012 in Hong Kong, specializes in development of synthetic diamond detection devices. It meets the needs of both gem labs and private diamond-trading companies.
Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished