De Beers Group of Companies IIDGR to support Indian diamond market with new melee screening service


The De Beers Group of Companies has today announced that 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.

The new service will use IIDGR’s 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.

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Jonathan Kendall, President of IIDGR, said: “Our 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. 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.”

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