Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

NY company DiamHolding launches DiamTek – a new technology for diamond tagging

01 july 2019

DiamTek is a new technology for traceability, smartphone-related consumer experiences and the revitalization of the diamond financing markets, says a press note from DiamHolding.
According to the company, Scarselli Diamonds, a polished diamond trader and jewelry consignee to the trade, and Benoit J. P. Flammang, CEO at Beninvest have filed patents related to nano-laser tagging and Blockchain-based technologies, that aim to eliminate fraud, improve traceability and revive the availability of financing in the diamond industry.
The patents focus on the immutable sub-surface nano-laser tagging of diamonds and their registration on permission-based Blockchains. This technology will allow jewelers, bankers, pawnshops, insurance companies and the general public to use a proprietary voice-activated smartphone application, powered by Artificial Intelligence that uses the phone’s camera to read the tags and pull up all corresponding diamond registered information. This will not only confirm origin, verify traceability and avoid fraud, but will help establish a trustworthy marketplace for ancillary service providers to the diamond industry and the general public. The nano-laser tag does not affect a diamond’s clarity or color, as per gemological universal standards.
DiamTek tagging, Blockchain registration and intelligent smartphone reading is at the core of patent-pending technologies that also cover:
- financing platforms for either straight financing and/or peer-to-peer financing of DiamTek tagged and registered diamonds;
- a digital assets, “zero-trust” Token exchange for DiamTek tagged diamonds, which aims to boost worldwide trade by equating one Token to one diamond.
“DiamTek will help drastically enhance the consumer experience by focusing on millennials and empowering them through the use of the newly developed smartphone app to be able to access all related information, including characteristics and history, of diamonds,” says Bruno Scarselli of Scarselli Diamonds. “DiamTek will also revive financing in the diamond industry. This will mean no more financing of ‘paper’ or invoices, but the financing of uniquely identifiable and traceable assets. The patents filed are addressing solutions that will impact all vertical players in the diamond industry, from mine to smartphone literate consumers,” he adds.
For more details log on to : www.diamholding.com.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished