The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will be holding seminars at the Israel Diamond Exchange next week.
They are aimed at increasing understanding and knowledge about treatments and synthetics. The speakers at the seminars will be Dr. James Shigley and Brenda Harwick.
'Identifying Diamond Treatments' is the title of the first seminar, and will presents information on the nature and treatment of diamonds including laser drilled, fracture filled, HPHT, irradiation, and multiple treatment processes.
It will take place on November 15 and 16.
The second seminar is on the subject of 'Identifying Synthetic Diamonds', and will feature information on HPHT and CVD-grown synthetic diamonds and how to separate them from natural diamonds. It will also be held on November 15 and 16.