To their consolation, RapLab, a Rapaport group company has just announced the launch of its synthetic diamond detection service. The RapLab will use instruments created and designed by De Beers as the DiamondSure and the DiamondView that will help determine if the diamonds are either man made or natural. Their services are to begin on the 2nd of December 2014 in different parts of the world from Mumbai to Ramat Gan and will soon be opening more service centers.
Fishing out the Fakes
Diamonds and their gem quality synthetic counterparts have always been at war in the market in terms of price. And with diamond parcels being mixed with synthetics and sold at higher prices, diamond traders have are experiencing a mutual “cheated” feeling.