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MORE SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS FOUND IN INDIA
Another incident of undisclosed synthetic diamonds has reportedly been detected in a major international diamond hub.
According to a report by The Times of India, 110 synthetic diamonds, each weighing 1.28 carats, were discovered in a parcel belonging to two traders operating out of the Mini Bazaar diamond market in the Indian city of Surat.
India is the largest supplier of diamonds to the Australia and New Zealand market, and Surat is known for being a major global diamond cutting and polishing centre.
While it was believed this was the first time lab-created (synthetic) stones had been found in Surat, it was not the first time they had been detected in India.
As reported by Jeweller in November 2013, the undisclosed mixing of synthetic and natural diamonds had been discovered several times in the country. This led to the introduction of various anti-diamond mixing initiatives, one of which was the establishment of the Natural Diamond Monitoring Committee (NDMC) by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
The Surat Diamond Association (SDA) reportedly made the most recent discovery after a magnetism test was performed on the diamonds.
SDA president Dinesh Navadia said the stones had originated in Bhavnagar, India and that the NDMC was now conducting an investigation into the matter.
It’s why we constantly warn about buying online or at heavily discounted prices, it’s called ‘Buyer Beware’, and we see many diamonds that are not what they are said to be.
Certificates too have been forged and found to not match the diamonds thay have been sold with..
Buying from a reputable jeweller who knows what to look for and who can guarantee their diamonds takes all the worry out of what should be an exciting time in your lives..