Not only larger 0.50ct+ diamonds need certification now but also smaller and melee diamonds
Branko Deljanin, B.Sc., GG, FGA, DUG is head gemmologist and president of CGL (Canadian Gemological Laboratory) in Vancouver since 2009. He is a research gemmologist with extensive experience in advanced testing of gemstones. He is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and was instructor of their FGA, DGA Programs. Branko has conducted on-site research on gems and coloured diamonds in Sri Lanka, Russia, Brazil and Australia.
I view the promotion of Yakut diamonds as the main task of my life - Svetlana Maksimova
Svetlana Maksimova, CEO of YuK Casting House, graduated from the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of the Yakutsk State University. Prior to the 1990s she lived for more than ten years in the Dzhugdzhur mountain ridge area (where gold mining was underway). She took an active part in the creation of the diamond cutting industry in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Having settled in Moscow in 1995, Svetlana Maksimova started her own business in high-end jewelry retail trade launching the Yakut Diamonds trade mark, which later turned into the regional trade mark for many jewelers in Yakutia.
Synthetics Ц Is it a threat or the future for the diamond industry?
If you spend several years being earnestly engaged in research trying to understand the techniques of growing lab-made diamond crystals, you can definitely achieve a breakthrough, and this is what was successfully done by a Russian diamond holding, which includes three companies - Inreal, Nevsky Brilliant and New Diamond Technologies. Alexander Kolyadin, Ph.D and CEO of Inreal, told some interesting facts about synthetic diamonds to Rough&Polished to be published for our readers.