IGI Offering Free Limited Synthetic Diamonds Screening ChecksJanuary 12, 14
The move comes in response to recent industry concerns regarding the possible mixing of synthetic diamonds with natural diamond parcels.
"This free service will benefit the diamond industry as a whole, while allowing IGI to collect crucial, reliable data that will help in determining the prevalence of synthetic and natural diamond mixing.
“IGI continuously emphasizes education and transparency, which ultimately increases consumer confidence,” said IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald. “We hope members of the trade will take advantage of this free offering in a collective effort to help resolve the issue.”
The IGI offers well-established synthetic identification services and utilizes advanced equipment – including De Beers’ DiamondSureTM and DiamondViewTM machines – to assist in synthetic determinations.