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De Beers diamond verification instruments get thumbs up

07 march 2019

de_beers_logo.pngDe Beers Group Industry Services said all four of their diamond verification instruments (DVI) submitted for testing as part of Project ASSURE have received outstanding results.
The four instruments submitted for testing were DiamondSure™, AMS2™, SYNTHdetect™ and DiamondView™.
It said all four verification instruments gave a 0% false positive rate meaning no synthetic diamonds were mis-identified as natural diamonds.
All of the instruments either identified or referred 100% of synthetic diamonds for further testing. 
 “We are thrilled to have received the results of the ASSURE programmes independent testing and to have learnt that our diamond verification instruments performed so well,” said De Beers Group Industry Services president Jonathan Kendall.
“It is of key importance to the diamond industry that we are able to provide clear guidance about the capabilities of diamond detection instruments so that our customers can have confidence in the machinery, and their ability to detect lab grown diamonds.”
Project ASSURE was a joint collaboration between the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers, with input provided by other participants in the diamond industry and gemmological laboratories, including De Beers.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished