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AGS Laboratories introduces natural diamond verification services

10 june 2016
The American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL) has announced that a service to distinguish if a diamond is natural or lab-grown, and to determine if it has undergone High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) treatment, will begin in June, IDEX reports.
AGS Laboratories said that the verification service is an extension of its mission to ensure consumer protection. The laboratory added that growing concern in the industry over the sale and resale of lab-grown diamonds and the potential risks involved with undisclosed treated diamonds means that the service is offered to assure retailers should they buyback, upgrade or purchase diamonds from customers.
The service also aids suppliers to provide added confidence to their customers by ensuring that state-of-the-art equipment verifies if a diamond is natural or lab-grown. It can also test to determine if a diamond has undergone HPHT treatment. AGSL said that the service is designed to inspire confidence, while validating the quality and pricing of diamonds.
“In today’s marketplace, transparency is more important than ever,” said Ruth Batson, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “The Natural Diamond Verification Service will help communicate the scientific facts, clearly and effectively, providing retailers with one less concern as a business person.”
Similar AGSL services for melee measuring 0.1 to 0.18 carats will be available in the future. The Natural Diamond Verification Service has a 48-hour turnaround.