“A better understanding of the issues surrounding synthetic diamonds will help dispel some of the needless panic and confusion. Helping to cope with the issue of undisclosed mixing of synthetic diamonds with parcels of natural goods,” said GSI CEO Mark Gershburg.
The need to create and keep consumer confidence is something of a buzzword in the gem and jewellery industry. Today, with small, lab-grown diamonds being mixed undisclosed with parcels of natural rough, there is a heightened sense of urgency in the quest for consumer assurance measures.
A parcel of a few diamonds came to GSI for testing. Size of diamonds ranges from 0.40 – 0.70 Cts. Diamonds graded as high clarity and near colourless, but some were lab grown. Natural diamonds and laboratory grown diamonds have nearly identical properties.