The Rise of Lab Created Diamonds
As many have read or heard about in recent months, lab created diamonds in the market have become increasingly problematic. Our firm has witnessed, firsthand, parcels of diamonds and finished jewelry, alike, often containing both natural and lab created diamonds mixed in. As you would imagine, this has created a situation where an unsettling amount of diamonds are falsely being represented as natural.
Due to the highly sophisticated process of synthesizing what is almost chemically, structurally, and optically identical to natural diamonds, an unprecedented amount of research from universities and laboratories from across the globe has been dedicated to the advancement in identifying methods of detection for well over a decade.
Gemlab’s Commitment to Help You Know
Over the last 8 years, our firm’s principal partners and head gemologists have also been working all over the world with some of these leading industry researchers to help understand, not only the process in which lab created diamonds are synthesized, but also a means of detection.
We have traveled from New York to Vancouver, Spain, and Cyprus, improving our capabilities and knowledge, and have recently invested in new, state of the art equipment, which allows us to offer a cost-efficient method of screening lab created diamonds from their natural counterparts.
What had previously taken days to achieve, can now be done in a matter of hours or even minutes, with nearly 98% accuracy. Most other methods used today have only a fraction of this accuracy, and often require further advanced testing that can take days or even weeks to complete, not to mention costs that often range in the hundreds of dollars for a single diamond.
The Future of Detection is Now
We look forward to advancing our efforts and playing our part to help maintain the integrity of the jewelry industry by providing an accurate and cost-effective solution that will benefit not only members of the trade, but also the end consumer.
GAL, Inc and its lead gemologists will continue to follow the advancements and capabilities of this growing technology, and we will be issuing new articles and updating our clients as time progresses. As always, we appreciate any questions or concerns you may have, and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Learn More about Gemlab Diamond Screening
Have a look at our Diamond Screening FAQs page to help clear up any misconceptions or confusion. As always, any additional questions that weren’t answered, or if further clarification is needed, please feel free to contact us anytime.