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China’s NGTC and Sarine sign strategic framework

18 september 2019
news_18092019_ngtc_sarine.pngSarine Technologies Ltd, has signed a strategic framework with the National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC), the Gems & Jewelry Administrative Center, the leading gemological laboratory in China, at NGTC’s headquarters in Beijing, on September 16, 2019.
The strategic framework aims to advance diamond grading standards to the highest level of accuracy and consistency, by utilizing NGTC’s extensive gemological research and diamond testing expertise together with Sarine's developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The cooperation also aims to set new standards for light performance grading, diamond traceability and fingerprinting as well asdigital solutions suitable for the retail diamond trade in China. In addition both companies will explore possibilities for development of technology for gems and jewelry.

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Image credit: Sarine


Zhi Bin Ye, NGTC's President, commented, “NGTC and Sarine have a very good foundation for cooperation on diamond cut grading and we are very glad to strengthen our partnership. We expect the cooperation to achieve this soon, bringing better service to enterprises and consumers, for the benefit of the entire diamond industry.”
David Block, CEO of the Sarine Group, stated, “Sarine is honored to collaborate on new standards with an organization such as NGTC, a world leading authority in gem research and grading. We value NGTC’s commitment to excellence and its ongoing drive to be at the forefront of innovation.We believe we can jointly create a new level of discourse at the retail level to benefit the entire diamond industry.”

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