Sep 11, 2019

IDA & DDE to Organise Roadshow Supported by DPA on Diamond Detection Technology at Forthcoming Presidents’ Meeting

At the forthcoming Presidents’ Meeting scheduled to be held in Dubai from September 23-15, 2019, the International Diamond Manufacturers Association ( IDMA) and the organisers and hosts of the 21st Presidents’ Meeting, the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), a DMCC platform, will be holding a roadshow focussing on current diamond identification and detection technology, IDMA said.    

The Presidents’ Meeting is the biennial meeting of the leadership of two sister organisations, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and IDMA.

During the roadshow, which is supported by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), delegates and participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the identification and detection equipment and tools for lab-grown diamonds, IDMA noted.

“The diamond industry and trade’s main concern about synthetic or lab-grown diamonds is their detection and identification," says IDMA Secretary General Matthew Schamroth.

This topic is on the agenda of both IDMA and the WFDB, and various aspects of the challenges posed by LGDs will be discussed in detail in Dubai.

“Since the leadership of almost all the diamond manufacturing and trading centres will be gathering for the Presidents’ Meeting in Dubai, later this month, we reached out to companies and organisations to come and present their services, and demonstrate their equipment to the Meeting’s participants,” Schamroth added.

He went on to say: “The imperative goal of our industry is to promote the positive attributes of natural diamonds to consumers, while proactively educating ourselves about synthetics. We must all be vigilant in this effort. The showcase of screening and detection technologies in Dubai will be an important step in the right direction.” 

Maryam Al Hashemi, Director of Precious Metals & Stones, DMCC, commented: “This is a great opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of diamond detection, screening and identification equipment and tools to showcase their abilities. Even more so because on the day following the Presidents’ Meeting, on September 26, around 300 industry leaders and decision makers will participate in the Dubai Diamond Conference in Almas Tower.”

Schamroth and Al Hashemi said that they look forward to welcoming additional companies and organisations that can enhance the roadshow with their presence and equipment.