De Beers Revealing Details of Upgraded DiamondView

De Beers' International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) will reveal details of an upgraded DiamondView™ instrument at GIA GemFest in Basel on March 22.

DiamondView™ is part of the suite of IIDGR verification technology. The instrument generates a surface fluorescence image on any stone being tested, providing information on growth history from which synthetics can be identified.

The upgraded DiamondView™ instrument incorporates easy-to-change filters to aid user interpretation of fluorescence images and the detection of synthetics. The addition of filtering to the fluorescence image can enhance synthetic-specific features, making detection easier. DiamondView™ filtering is particularly useful for identifying synthetics produced by the Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) process, De Beers said in a statement.

Jonathan Kendall, IIDGR President, said: “This upgrade to the DiamondView™ instrument represents the latest step in our continued investment in synthetic detection technology and consumer confidence. Maintaining trust in diamonds is crucial, so we are pleased to introduce this upgrade to DiamondView™ and we will continue to invest in technology to support confidence in diamonds throughout the value chain.”

The latest version of the DiamondView™ instrument will be available to purchase from June.