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GII is dedicating the DDRC services to the Indian Diamond Industry
By: Diamond World News Service
Dec 16 2014 10:40PM
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The Diamond Detection Resource Center DDRC has been established by the Gemmological Institute of India (GII) a project of Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, and with the help of Bharat Diamond Bourse and Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council. The DDRC aims to identify and certify synthetic diamonds, promote industry-wide knowledge on synthetic diamonds, to ultimately promote fair trade with the full disclosure. All necessary instruments to identify of all types of Synthetic diamonds installed at the DDRC, amongst which are AMS machine, Diamond Check, Diamond Sure, Diamond View, Diamond Plus, Diamond Spotter, FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman spectrometer and D Screen. The AMS- Automated melee Screening Machine developed by De-Beers proves very useful and vital instrument for identifying even very small size diamonds, ranging from 0.01-0.20 cts in a cost effective manner. The AMS machine addresses the market need for rapid and affordable detection equipment for smaller sized diamonds, which will be an immense benefit to India.

With the help of testing facilities available at DDRC all types of Synthetics and Simulants of diamonds can be identified and ensured that the consumer is never misled. Transparency is crucial to ensure that consumers are always aware of exactly what they are buying.

GII is dedicating the DDRC services to the Indian Diamond Industry. The “Lokarpan” Ceremony was performed by Shri Govindbhai Dholakia, Founder and Chairman, Shri Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. and Shri Ramnikbhai Shah, Founder and Partner, Venus Jewel two veterans of the Diamond Industry in the presence of Shri Vipul P. Shah, Chairman GJEPC, Shri Anoop V. Mehta, President , BDB, Shri Bakul R. Mehta, Chairman GII and other most distinguished dignitaries from the industry at a specially organized function at S.G. Jhaveri Center, BKC on Saturday, the 13th December, 2014.

Along with the detection and certification of Synthetic diamonds, the GII Lab is fully operational for diamond grading at DDRC. The Lab will be undertaking loose diamond grading as per international standard and also Jewellery Grading and Certification which is being done at present in its Opera House Laboratory.

GII will also educate the traders around the country by organizing workshops and seminars. GII has already conducted seminars on Synthetic Diamonds and Coloured Stones in Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Nasik, Coimbatore, Cambay, Ludhiana and Chandigarh. Educating the Jewellers as well as the end user is the task GII has taken up, because Studded Jewellery in the domestic market in India is developing rapidly.

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