The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a De Beers Group company, unveiled SYNTHdetect – the first synthetic screening device in the industry to test multiple stones in set jewellery at once without the need for a probe – at the ongoing JCK shows in Las Vegas.
IIDGR said that the device uses its patented luminescence technology to rapidly and simultaneously screen stones set in a wide range of jewellery pieces, including rings, earrings, bangles, broaches and necklaces. It added that SYNTHdetect also has the industry’s lowest referral rate at around 0.05 per cent.
IIDGR said that the very low referral rate dramatically reduces the need for additional and potentially costly testing compared with many other synthetic screening products which can have referral rates approaching 10 per cent.
Stating that SYNTHdetect has been designed specifically for back office use to support jewellery manufacturers and retailers to better and more easily ensure the authenticity of the diamonds they purchase, IIDGR said that it is the latest in its range of second generation detection instruments, following the announcement of PhosView last year and AMS2 earlier this year.
Jonathan Kendall, President, IIDGR, said: “SYNTHdetect screens multiple stones in set jewellery quickly, easily and reliably, and with the industry’s lowest referral rate. It will provide jewellery manufacturers and retailers with greater levels of assurance that every diamond they purchase and sell as a natural diamond is exactly that.”
He added that the launch of SYNTHdetect demonstrated “IIDGR’s commitment to providing products and services that support the diamond trade in all product integrity needs, helping to create a more confident industry for trade participants and consumers alike.”
The organisation is taking orders for SYNTHdetect and will begin deliveries in September.
News Source: gjepc.org