Diamond Services expanding screening services for synthetic rough diamonds

Albert Robinson

Diamond Services said it is expanding its synthetic screening service for rough diamonds at its facilities in Hong Kong and New York as evidence continues to mount about a surge in the volume of uncut synthetic diamonds entering the marketplace.

The market has expressed an urgent need and we are responding,” said Joseph Kuzi, Diamond Services’ CEO and President. “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 a 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.

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.

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Source Idexonline