The Alrosa Diamond Inspector, which can identify natural and lab-grown diamonds as well as simulants, was introduced to the market last week.
Moscow--Alrosa has introduced a commercial device for the identification of natural and synthetic polished diamonds.

The Alrosa Diamond Inspector can identify natural polished diamonds, lab-grown diamonds and simulants like cubic zirconia and moissanite. The device allows these items to be analyzed both loose and set in jewelry.

It can be used for loose diamonds and simulants that weigh between 0.03 and 10 carats or for diamond jewelry measuring 30 mm x 30 mm x 30 mm maximum.

The detector is intended primarily for diamond jewelry manufacturers, retailers and gemologists and is priced at $9,900.

The Alrosa Diamond Inspector was developed in partnership with specialists from the Federal State Budgetary Institution Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials. The Diamond Scientific and Technological Center LLC will be in charge of its production and sale.

Watch: See how the Alrosa Diamond Inspector works

It was first demonstrated on March 20 at a meeting of the Public Expert Board at the Assay Chamber of Russia dedicated to the issue of lab-grown stones in the market.

“One of the main competitive advantages of Alrosa Diamond Inspector is the use of three optical detection methods, which give high assessment reliability. This know-how is protected by an international patent and provides a lower price of devices compared to peers,” said Vladimir Sklyaruk, general director of the Diamond Scientific and Technological Center LLC.

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