Rapaport lab launches synthetic detection services
The Rapaport Group’s RapLab announced last week that it’s now offering synthetic diamond detection services for the trade, utilizing the DiamondSure and DiamondView technologies developed by De Beers.
Leibish wins 7 Argyle stones, will re-polish 2
Israeli diamond company Leibish & Co. placed winning bids for a total of seven diamonds in the 2013 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, including two fancy deep pinks and one fancy vivid.
IGI now has reports in Spanish, Portuguese
Citing growth in the Hispanic and Latino markets for jewelry, the
International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced the addition of
Spanish-English and Portuguese-English diamond grading reports to its
NY lab reports finding more undisclosed synthetics
The Analytical Gemology & Jewelry Laboratory (AG&J), the same
lab that reported the discovery of a parcel of 243 undisclosed lab-grown
yellow melee diamonds, is warning the industry that it recently found
synthetic brown melee mixed in a batch submitted as natural.
GIA begins partnership with Mandela’s foundation
Fresh off its participation in career fair that was part of Africa
Education Week, the Gemological Institute of America announced that it’s
collaborating with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory to provide
libraries for elementary students in South Africa.