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De Beers' IIDGR to Offer Synthetic Melee Testing in India

Sep 15, 2015 2:46 PM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... De Beers' International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) plans to introduce a low-cost, high-volume synthetic melee screening and referrals testing service in India next month, the company announced Monday.

The new service will use IIDGR’s proprietary technology to support the wider Indian industry in the detection of undisclosed synthetic diamonds.

“Our investments in the development of innovative diamond technologies enable us to support the industry in addressing some of its major challenges," said Jonathan Kendall, president of IIDGR, according to the announcement.

“India is the world’s largest center for diamond cutting and polishing. Launching a new low-cost, high volume service in India for screening synthetic melee and testing referrals will support both trade and consumer confidence as more businesses will be able to use our technology to provide greater assurance to their customers,” Kendal said
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