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Mar 19, 2015

De Beers’ IIDGR to Unveil its Upgraded DiamondView™ Instrument at GIA GemFest in Basel

De Beers’  International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) is all set to unveil details of an “upgraded DiamondView™ instrument” at the GIA GemFest in Basel on Sunday, March 22, 2015, the company announced yesterday.

DiamondView™ is one instrument out of a “suite of IIDGR verification technology”, providing information on the growth history of a diamond – by  generating a surface fluorescence image on any stone being tested -- on the basis of which synthetics can be identified.

“The upgraded DiamondView™ instrument incorporates easy-to-change filters to aid user interpretation of fluorescence images and the detection of synthetics,” De Beers said. “The addition of filtering to the fluorescence image can enhance synthetic-specific features, making detection easier. DiamondView™ filtering is particularly useful for identifying synthetics produced by the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process.”

Jonathan Kendall, IIDGR's president, said, “This upgrade to the DiamondView™ instrument represents the latest step in our continued investment in synthetic-detection technology and consumer confidence. Maintaining trust in diamonds is crucial, so we are pleased to introduce this upgrade to DiamondView™ and we will continue to invest in technology to support confidence in diamonds throughout the value chain.”

Photo: The Current DiamondView™ Instrument