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De Beers’s SYNTHdetect shortlisted in JNA Awards 2018

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De Beers’s International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) announced that its ground-breaking synthetic diamond screening device, SYNTHdetect, lauched last year, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Industry Innovation of the Year in this year’s JNA Awards, says the press note from the company.

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Image credit: De Beers Group


SYNTHdetect can test multiple stones in set jewellery at a time, reducing costs for retailers and manufacturers and securing them from buying lab-grown diamonds. The judges of JNA Awards visited IIDGR’s lab in Surat, India, where they were shown SYNTHdetect in action.
Jonathan Kendall, President, IIDGR, said: “We’re delighted that SYNTHdetect has been shortlisted in this year’s JNA Awards. SYNTHdetect was developed using IIDGR’s proprietary technology and it’s wonderful to see our scientists recognised for their innovation through this nomination. We are very proud of this device’s pioneering approach to screening for synthetic diamond content and continue to receive excellent feedback from our customers.”
The judges will announce the winners at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 16 September during the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished