In the recent past, there has been increase in production of gem quality synthetic stones. There has also been rise in cases of instances faced by buyers finding that the diamonds they had purchased as believing to be Natural Diamonds were actually discovered later to be Synthetic Diamonds. In light of the seriousness of such allegations, the GJEPC saw it as a critical responsibility to study the issue of undisclosed mixing in more detail and then outline any actions that may be required to address it. With this in mind, the Natural Diamond Monitoring Committee (NDMC) was formed at GJEPC. NDMC consists of representatives from the GJEPC, BDB, GJF, GIA and other Trade Bodies in the Gems & Jewellery sector.
Last year, NDMC had undertaken a study to effectively address the issue of undisclosed mixing. Along with BDB, GJEPC has already set up a centralized testing laboratory within the BDB premises which can be utilized by any player wishing to test parcels or individual diamonds. Along with this, one of the key recommendations of the study was improving detection technology for the industry. The main objective is Driving Segregation Technology Innovation and Adoption.
- Drive innovation by ensuring coordination among research bodies
- Coordinate with device manufacturers to increase scale of production
- Drive towards lower acquisition costs by enabling scale and ensuring wide participation of players
Hence, it is imperative for the gem & jewellery industry to keep abreast about the knowledge & information on synthetic diamonds, its detection through various technologies available. Based on this objective, GJEPC in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is organizing Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium (DDES 2015) from 15th - 16th Dec 2015, thus creating an opportunity for companies providing synthetic diamond detection machines & equipment along with leading laboratories and service providers to interact with trade members to impart knowledge on various techniques to detect synthetic diamonds.
An exhibition and concurrent seminar sessions on detection of synthetic diamonds, wherein the participation is by invitation. Exhibitors will be provided with built up booth for display of their products / services.
The expo timings will be from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. The entry will be free to all trade members dealing in diamonds & diamond jewellery. Entry to seminars will be through pre-registration.