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The diamond grading process will use QR codes instead of printed certificates, accessible via the institute’s Report Check portal by scanning the code or by inputting the assigned inscription number.

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GIA adopts new method of diamond certification

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced it will soon issue digital grading reports instead of paper certification and launch an AI-based diamond inscription matching service. Read more »

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The Great Diamond Debate: Round II

A lot has happened since our last Great Diamond Debate. In the last 12-months, the continuing brouhaha concerning natural versus lab-grown diamonds has become complex, turning into a latter-day ‘land grab’ for the hearts and minds of consumers. Read updates from industry leaders around the world weigh in on the debate. Read more »
Everledger has upgraded its diamond and gemstone traceability platform as supply chain transparency becomes a key issue in the jewellery industry.

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Australian-led start-up launches new blockchain platform

Everledger, a technology development business founded by Australian entrepreneur Leanne Kemp, has upgraded its blockchain platform, which is designed to ensure transparency in the jewellery industry from mine to retailer. Read more »

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The Great Diamond Debate

Six months after De Beer’s surprised the international jewellery industry by entering the synthetic diamond market, we explore whether the decision was a strategic move to ensure competitor innovation did not become blanket disruption or whether De Beers finally saw the light and realised lab-grown diamonds are not a menace after all?

Perhaps it’s even a little bit of both, or perhaps it doesn’t really matter anyway!

Our Great Diamond Debate might help you decide. Read more »

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India’s diamond hub opens doors to Australians

Following the success of the first Diamond Week in April, Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse has announced a second event to showcase why India remains a hub for the world’s biggest production of cut and polished diamonds. [Sponsored Content] Read more »
The definition of diamonds has been changed in the US Federal Trade Commission's guide books

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Diamond definition amended to include synthetics

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has amended its definition of “diamond” to include the synthetics, a move that synthetic diamond laboratories have applauded, while diamond miners and manufacturers are not impressed. Read more »
The GIA's new service traces a diamond's origin, and includes an app for consumers

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New GIA service traces diamond’s origin

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has introduced a program that allows retailers to track the origin of select polished diamonds, potentially providing a unique selling opportunity and improved consumer confidence. Read more »
The GIA discovered a natural-synthetic composite. Image courtesy: GIA, Sood Oil (Judy) Chia

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GIA uncovers natural diamond with synthetic ‘overgrowth’

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has uncovered a natural diamond with a blue synthetic coating, and has warned that other ‘hybrids’ might be on the market. Read more »
A list of the 156 potentially affected grading reports have been published. Image courtesy: <a href="http://bit.ly/2cM7u69" target="_blank">Flickr/Serendipity Diamonds</a>

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HRD Antwerp exposes ‘fraudulent’ diamond reports

Transparency in the diamond sector has again been called into question after HRD Antwerp announced it had identified a number of grading report discrepancies. Read more »
Polished diamonds with IIDGR and GHI reports can now be listed on RapNet. Image courtesy: <a href="http://www.forevermark.com" target="_blank">Forevermark</a>

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De Beers, GHI approved for RapNet listing

Reports from De Beers Group’s new grading service will now be listed on the RapNet online diamond trading platform, along with those from another laboratory that has ties to EGL USA. Read more »
The 5.03-carat diamond is the largest faceted blue synthetic stone graded by the GIA to date

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Synthetic diamonds harder to discern: GIA

GIA researchers say that a recently graded synthetic stone – the largest of its kind to be studied by the organisation – exemplifies how quickly synthetic diamond technology is progressing and the increasing importance of identification. Read more »
The IIDGR grading service is now available in the Far East, the Middle East, Asia and Europe

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De Beers, Rapaport enter diamond grading games

De Beers Group has officially extended its diamond grading service to the wider industry at the same time that Rapaport Group has launched a new grading report. Read more »
 International Trading Corporation has reportedly been banned and blacklisted by Alibaba

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GIA, ‘fake’ diamonds, Alibaba and another fraud

The GIA has again been thrown into the spotlight, this time with news that a business was reportedly offering synthetic diamonds accompanied by GIA natural diamond certificates. Read more »
Eight people have been apprehended for hacking into the GIA's database and altering its diamond grading reports

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More GIA diamond fraud arrests

A further six people have been arrested for making unauthorised changes to more than 1,000 GIA diamond grading reports. Read more »
The GIA has indicated that only a small percentage of the fraudlently altered diamond grading reports have been returned

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Fraudulent diamonds still at large

The majority of the diamond grading reports that were invalidated by the GIA due to fraudulent alteration are still in circulation, with the investigation ongoing. Read more »

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