GIA Gem Fest to address developments in Synthetic Diamonds

Dr. Wuyi Wang of GIA will make a presentation on 'Current Status of Synthetic Gem Diamonds'
GIA Gem Fest to address developments in Synthetic Diamonds

GIA(Gemological Institute of America) will discuss and present new research findings on synthetic diamonds at its Gem Fest slated during the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair. Synthetic diamonds have been popularly discussed in the gem and jewellery industry, recently.

The Gem Fest is slated on September 19 at the AsiaWorld Expo, and on September 22 Convention Exhibition Center (Wanchai). On both days, Dr. Wuyi Wang, GIA’s director of Research and Development, will present the ‘Current Status of Synthetic Gem Diamonds’. “Synthetic diamonds became a topic of much discussion in 2012,” said Wang. “GIA researchers have diligently kept up with advancements, and based on our research and experience, we’re confident in our abilities to detect every kind of synthetic available in the marketplace.”

Wang’s presentation will examine synthetic diamonds today; in particular, developments in CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) and HPHT (High Pressure / High Temperature) synthetic “white” diamonds, and gem-quality nano-polycrystalline diamonds. The Summer 2012 issue of Gems & Gemology (G&G), GIA’s peer-reviewed scientific quarterly journal, addresses these topics in-depth. Wang will review the findings presented in G&G and have samples available for viewing.

Wang holds over 20 years of expertise in diamond geochemistry and the treatments of diamond and other gem material, He is widely published in gemological and geological publications, and has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Richard T. Liddicoat and American Gem Society awards, as well as the Dr. Edward J. Gübelin Most Valuable Article Award from G&G.

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