GIA, De Beers to speak synthetic diamonds during GemFest Basel


Research scientists from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and De Beers Technologies UK will gather to discuss the issues surrounding synthetic diamonds during the GIA GemFest Basel 2015 on March 22 held at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland.
The Executive VP and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer for GIA, Tom Moses will host the discussion with Dr. Simon Lawson, head of technologies UK for De Beers and Dr. Wuyi Wang, director of research and development for GIA.

Both GIA and De Beers have applied years of research to identifying laboratory-grown diamonds, resulting in devices and methods that effectively distinguish them from natural diamonds – from the smallest melee to stones of significant size. GIA’s Wang and De Beers’ Lawson will speak at GemFest Basel about the latest research on synthetic diamonds and their identification, and how GIA and De Beers are working to meet the on-going challenges posed by potential non-disclosure. A question and answer session will immediately follow the moderated discussion. CJ