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IIDGR to launch new synthetic diamond detection technology

IIDGR to launch new synthetic diamond detection technology

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies, will unveil the latest addition to its suite of synthetic detection technology at the forthcoming Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair between September 14-18 2016. The new instrument, PhosView™, is a compact, self-contained screening device designed to allow

IIDGR agrees three-year sponsorship deal with UK Jewellery Conference

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) has signed a three-year deal to sponsor the annual UK Jewellery Conference, organised by the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ). This year’s UK Jewellery Conference will take place October 3-4 2016 at the East Midlands Conference Centre. To ensure awareness of its work in the UK,

De Beers launches new diamond grading partnership with NAJ

The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR), part of the De Beers Group of Companies, has launched a new diamond grading partnership with the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ). The partnership will give NAJ member the benefit of preferential terms when they submit diamonds to the IIDGR’s UK lab for diamond grading. IIDGR

London Diamond Bourse launches diamond grading window service

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has launched a new window service, enabling members’ diamonds to be sent to the International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) lab in Maidenhead for grading or screening. LDB chief operating officer Victoria McKay commented: “Our partnership with IIDGR continues to develop, and our aim is to support the

FEATURE: The diamond labs failing the industry

With diamond grading not only varying from lab to lab, but from person to person, levels of consistency are dangerously low. Stacey Hailes investigates the impact. If you happened to have been sat in the audience at the CMJ’s UK Jewellery Conference last month, you would have heard Stella Layton describe the over grading of

Read the November 2015 issue of Professional Jeweller online now

The November 2015 edition of Professional Jeweller is available to read online now, featuring a striking cover image from Links of London’s 25 Years anniversary campaign. This month’s special issue launches the Professional Jeweller Reach List – a comprehensive study into the digital prowess of the UK’s jewellery retailers and brands. The Reach List recognises the most

Invalidated reports update: GIA publishes submitting client accounts

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is cooperating with the Indian police authorities investigating the unauthorised remote access to GIA’s grading information database and the alteration of 1,042 diamond grading reports. Two former employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are currently in custody. The police informed GIA that the investigation has reached a point where they

Diamond grading goes under spotlight at IJL

The Assay Office Birmingham’s academy director, Marion Wilson, led a discussion at International Jewellery London 2015 on the problems the industry face today regarding diamond grading. Highlighting how  untrustworthy diamond grading affects the whole industry she called on London Diamond Bourse president Harry Levy, Swag Jeweller’s head of buying Adam Gillary, F. Hinds director and

London Diamond Bourse ties up with Birmingham’s AnchorCert Gem Lab

The London Diamond Bourse and Assay Office Birmingham have signed a partnership agreement that provides a secure pipeline for diamonds from the London trading institution to the grading service at AnchorCert Gem Lab. AnchorCert Gem Lab, a division of Assay Office Birmingham is a diamond and gemstone grading laboratory. Qualified gemmologists use modern equipment to

Grading labs under the microscope as science of treating diamonds advances

The global business of diamond grading was under the microscope at last week’s Rapaport conference with labs urged to sign up to a global set of standards. Rapaport is a campaigning group for the jewellery and diamond trade, and hosts a conference in the USA for diamond professionals every year. The Gemological Institute of America