Diamond Verification Services is a division of Sheffield Assay Office (SAO), launched to meet the demands of consumers and retailers looking for verification that their diamonds are natural.
Now being produced worldwide, lab-grown diamonds are growing in popularity with consumers. SAO wants to ensure that retailers and consumers have confidence when purchasing products.
To offer this service it has invested in the best technology, including the DeBeers SynthDetect equipment to offer its independent assessment through an accredited process.
Those who want to check stock on receipt, current shop stock, or another hallmarking service, can head to the website.
It sets out the range of service options available, which will be constantly reviewed and developed. There is a how-to guide, prices and relevant forms to help with product submission.