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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has been working with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) along with the Chinese diamond industry to locate and identify bourses that will receive its coveted Diamondcheck technology, a synthetic diamond detector recently introduced by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

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[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Aikhal Mining and Processing Division also contributed significantly with its production of 12.08 million carats of diamonds with its production, a 3 million carats increase in production from the previous year. Some of this success is attributed to a diamond rich level of ore at Jubilee pipe. These two pipes represent 33 percent of ALROSA’s overall production volume. Aikhal’s underground mine reached its project capacity of 3 million carats, which is a 22 percent increase from the prior year.

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Since diamonds have been separated into four distinct subtypes: Ia, IIa, Ib, and IIb there has been a misuse and overuse of the term type IIa especially when the Indian mine Golconda is mentioned. It is without a doubt that the Golconda mine has produced some of the finest diamond material in the world however not all diamonds retrieved from the Golconda mine are type IIa.

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

There are  four types of diamond classes and science has helped us identify and classify these gemological differences.  The more sophisticated technology becomes the more technical characteristics are being used to describe different diamond types and refine those descriptions.  By identifying and differentiating the diamond classifications, consumers ultimately have more choices when purchasing diamonds, thereby expanding the diamond industry’s footprint.
 The Four Diamond Classes:
There are four different class of diamonds; type Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb.  According to the chief quality officer of the Gemological Institute of America, John King talks …

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

GIA is providing one DiamondCheck machine to each bourse free of charge on the condition that the bourses return the data from their samplings to GIA in order to augment the institutes database. The additional data will enhance GIA’s ability to detect synthetics in the future.