Diamonds Natural Synthetic Imitations… Strategies for Certainty or Doubt regarding the nature of what we handle
The gemological landscape concerning the world of diamonds, due to the increasing prevalence of synthetic diamonds in the market, has caused confusion, issues, uncertainties, and doubts about the nature of colorless stones circulating in the sector. Many operators are still unaware or lack the necessary foundation to address the issues related to the “recognition” of increasingly complex materials in circulation.
The presentation will cover what aspects and observations can be made on colorless stones with simple instrumental equipment. Synthetic diamonds appear to be entirely identical to natural ones. The purpose is to provide useful indications to distinguish those that can be confidently identified as natural from those that may be suspicious. However, absolute certainty about their nature can only be achieved by relying on a laboratory equipped with specialized instrumentation and proven experience in identification.