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Museum Finds Fakes in Gem Collection
The National Museum in Prague has discovered a number of fake stones, including diamonds, sapphires and rubies, it said
News Mar 11, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Finds Moissanite Disguised as Diamond 150
GIA Spots Moissanite Posing as Rough Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has identified a synthetic moissanite stone that had been submitted to one
News Feb 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Groups Agree on Diamond Terminology 150
New Guidelines Clarify: ‘Diamond’ Means ‘Natural’
Leading groups in the diamond and jewelry sectors have collaborated to publish a universal standard to use when referring
News Jan 31, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Unveils Plans for Labs in Surat and Antwerp
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will this year open a laboratory in Surat, and expand its operations
News Jan 09, 2018 Rapaport News
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10 Rapaport Stories That Got Social Media Buzzing
Rapaport’s Twitter, Facebook and other social media pages have shared the fun and engaging side
News Dec 28, 2017 Rapaport News
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GSI Expands Synthetic-Testing Service
Gemological Science International (GSI) has expanded its service for detecting synthetic diamonds in jewelry to Hong Kong,
News Dec 13, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA synthetic inscription forgery
GIA Finds Synthetic Diamond with Forged Inscription
Fraudsters forged a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) inscription on a synthetic diamond to make it appear that the stone was
News Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
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Most Retailers Won’t Sell Synthetics Anytime Soon
More than half of retailers will not sell synthetic diamonds in the coming year, according to the results
News Sep 04, 2017 Rapaport News
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Diamond Foundry Opens Synthetics Store
Diamond Foundry, the San Francisco-based producer of lab-grown diamonds, is launching its first brick-and-mortar store on Friday. The
News Aug 17, 2017 Rapaport News
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GIA Finds Baffling Flaw in CVD Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) doesn’t usually declare itself stumped, but a recent discovery of a flaw in a synthetic
News Jul 02, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Unveils Tool to Screen Multiple Set Stones
De Beers’ grading unit has developed the first synthetic-screening device capable of testing multiple jewelry-mounted stones at once
News Jun 06, 2017 Rapaport News
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Hong Kong Dealers Face Random Synthetics Checks
Hong Kong’s diamond-promotion body plans to start checking wholesalers’ inventory for synthetics, as part of a program aimed at boosting
News May 22, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Spots Natural Diamond with CVD Blue Layer
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has found a natural diamond with a synthetic coating that tints it blue
News May 04, 2017 Rapaport News
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GIA Launches Synthetics Detector for Jewelry
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has unveiled a new machine for identifying synthetic diamonds, including stones
News Apr 18, 2017 Rapaport News
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DPA, Signet, De Beers Working on ‘Project Assure’
Signet Jewelers unveiled further details of an initiative to test synthetic-diamond detectors, a project spearheaded by the Diamond Producers Association
News Apr 09, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Signet, DPA Setting Synthetics Detection Criteria
Signet Jewelers is working with the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and product-testing firm UL on an initiative to establish quality
News Apr 06, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa synthetics detector
ALROSA to Unveil Synthetics Detector
ALROSA will launch its synthetic-diamond detector in May at the Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference in Syracuse, Italy.
News Mar 06, 2017 Rapaport News
DPA to Scrutinize Synthetic Detection Machines
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) plans to audit synthetics detectors to help the industry navigate its way
News Feb 08, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Bharat Diamond Bourse
India Focuses on Fighting Fraud
India has beefed up its diamond disciplinary capabilities to put a stop to bankrupt traders setting up new companies to escape
News Jan 05, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Bharat Diamond Bourse
India Sets Up Trade Disciplinary Committee
A new disciplinary committee will deal with misconduct in India’s diamond trade under plans approved by the Gem
News Dec 29, 2016 Rapaport News
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