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It’s the third location for the Swiss grading laboratory and was opened in response to increasing demand from the gem trade.
What users see when they log into Only My Diamond, starting from top left: the downloadable PDF of the DQD, the video of the diamond, the Optical Precision Map, the clarity plot, the proprietary light performance diamond quality graph, the close-up of the diamond laser inscription, and the four Cs descriptor.
Only My Diamond comes with the Diamond Quality Document and is an interactive way to “bring the grading report to life.”
Qualified candidates can apply for the research fellowships at the Gemological Institute of America’s Carlsbad and New York campuses.
This shot provided by De Beers shows a diamond grader at work at the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research facility in Surat, India. De Beers opened the lab in 2015 with an initial investment of $10 million and now will spend $5 million to expand it.
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research facility in Surat will nearly double in size.
Clients can now submit round D to Z melee-size diamonds for analysis and color sorting to the Gemological Institute of America.
National Public Radio recently considered the lab-grown diamond market in a segment on its flagship news program, “All Things Considered.”
At its annual board meeting, the Gemological Institute of America appointed the former president of the Jewelers Board of Trade as the new board chair.
Al Gilbertson, currently the project manager, cut research at the GIA, will receive the 2017 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology at the end of the organization’s Tucson conference in February.
The Accredited Gemologists Association has chosen the project manager of cut research at the GIA’s Carlsbad laboratory as the recipient of the 2017 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
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