Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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GSI to Use OGI Diapix for Virtual Diamond Examination Reports

08 july 2016
Gemological Science International (GSI) announced that it has added Virtual Diamond Examination (VDX), a 360-degree HD video to its list of high-tech software applications for diamond grading and reports.
From July, the VDX report, which will be obtained through use of the OGI Diapix machine, will be rolled out as part of GSI’s grading report portfolio for loose diamonds and gemstones graded in the company’s offices around the world. It will be applied to jewelry in the near future.
The VDX Report can easily be accessed by scanning the QR code on a hard report, or by punching in the report number in the “verify your report” window on the GSI website.
“GSI’s VDX Report not only reduces paperwork, but it allows access to 360-degree HD video of the diamond or gemstone and the grading report from anywhere in the world,” said GSI executive vice president Debbie Azar. “I think our customers will be happy to know that it will come at no additional cost.”