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The GIA iD100 can now detect synthetic pink diamonds, brown diamonds, and blue/green diamonds.
The GIA iD100 can now detect synthetic pink diamonds, brown diamonds, and blue/green diamonds.

GIA diamond detector can now identify fancy colours

The Gemological Institue of America (GIA) has announced upgrades to its iD100 Diamond Detector that allow it to distinguish natural pinks, blue/green and brown diamonds from synthetics.

Previously, the iD100 – which retails for $US4,995 ($AU7,349.38) – was only able to determine whether colourless diamonds were natural or man-made.

Tom Moses
Tom Moses
“These two significant improvements make proper identification of laboratory-grown diamonds more easily accessible to retailers and manufacturers around the world”
Tom Moses, GIA

However, a new software update means that jewellers will be able to distinguish between natural pink diamonds and those manufactured using the high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) or chemical vapour deposition (CVD) methods as well as diamond simulants and natural diamonds that have been treated using irradiation or annealing. 

The add-on software costs $US249 ($AU362.52.) and utilises spectroscropic technology as well as GIA research to tell whether or not a pink diamond is natural and untreated.

In order to use the pink diamond update, iD100 owners must first download a second free update that allows the detector to screen blue/green and brown diamonds.

Tom Moses, executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer, GIA, said, “These two significant improvements make proper identification of laboratory-grown diamonds more easily accessible to retailers and manufacturers around the world by expanding capabilities of the GIA iD100.”

In a statement, the GIA confirmed that its representatives would contact iD100 owners to assist in the upgrade process. Both software updates take less than two minutes to install.

 

More reading:
The diamond detectors: searching for truth
2019 Buying Guide: Synthetic Diamond Detectors for Aussie jewellers
GIA uncovers natural diamond with synthetic overgrowth

 











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