Author Topic: The End of Natural Diamonds?  (Read 142 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Michael Alexander

  • *****
  • Administrator
  • Oranjemunder
  • *****
  • Posts: 16121
  • Karma: +52/-17
  • Location: Oranjemund 1972 - Present
    • Oranjemund Online
The End of Natural Diamonds?
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:42:36 PM »
Living in a diamond mining town, I found this of immense interest....

LINK: http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2076225/de-beers-fights-fakes-technology-chinas-lab-grown-diamonds

Quote
The spread of synthetic diamonds in China, originally designed for industrial purposes such as oil drilling, is posing such a threat to the global diamond market that it has forced dominant player De Beers to invest tens of millions of dollars on methods to identify the man-made stones that look exactly like the real thing.


A team of scientists at the mining giant are dedicated to fundamental research into the difference between synthetic and natural diamonds, while others work around the clock developing high-tech machines capable of screening out these tiny, “fake” gemstones, a popular investment among jewellery makers, particularly for those in China and India.


Rest of article at link.
OPS 1976-1982 : CBC 1982-1988