Wuyi Wang, the director of research and development for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), will update the industry on the latest developments in the world of synthetic diamonds in Sydney next week.
Hosted by the JAA, the GAA and the National Council of Jewellery Valuers, the Synthetic Diamonds – Here and Now seminar will be held at the Swissotel on October 28 from 6-9pm.
The seminar has been organised to coincide with the arrival of a DiamondCheck machine at the Gems Studies Laboratory (GSL) in Sydney.
Rami Baron, president of the Diamond Dealers Club of Australia, said the machine is “100 percent accurate” in identifying natural and synthetic diamonds.
“DiamondCheck runs on GIA software and uses 3D imaging to label the diamond as ‘natural’ or ‘non-diamond’ or whether it requires further lab testing,” he said.
“While the machine can only test one stone at a time, it only takes about 10 seconds for the software to determine the result.”
Baron said that the GIA donated the DiamondCheck machine to the DDCA but “We asked if we could have a special agreement that the machine be installed at Bill Sechos’s GSL offices so the whole industry can benefit”.
“On the same day that they are flying in to do the installation we have all coordinated to put on a lecture to explain what synthetics are all about.”
For more information on the seminar phone the GAA on (02) 9264 5078.