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‘Groundbreaking’ Diamond Grading Machine Unveiled

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It automatically grades the color and clarity of polished diamonds.

Israeli high-tech company Sarine Technologies has unveiled a device that automatically grades the color and clarity of polished diamonds.

‘Groundbreaking’ Diamond Grading Machine Unveiled

The Ramat Gan-based company believes the new system will fundamentally change the grading and sorting process, bringing objective, measurable standards to a process that has been susceptible to human error and the subjectivity of appraisers.

“Once again, Sarine introduces groundbreaking technological innovation into the global diamond industry,” said Sarine CEO Uzi Levami in a statement. “Technological standardization translates into greater credibility for the industry and increased trust for the diamond consumer.”

‘Groundbreaking’ Diamond Grading Machine Unveiled

Sarine claims that the new Sarine Clarity product will offer definitive, science-based clarity grading and accurate mapping of inclusions and flaws. The system can accurately analyze diamonds from 2 points to 10 carats in size.

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Sarine Color delivers automated optic analysis of diamond color and precision grading based on global standards. The initial release of the color system can handle diamonds starting at 20 points in size. The company noted that future releases will accommodate a broader range of stone sizes, starting at 2 points.

Sarine Clarity and Sarine Color are the results of the company’s $10 million annual R&D expenditures. Both products are being testing in India and are expected to be ready for commercial release in the middle of 2017.

The clarity and color components build on an existing Sarine technology, DiaMension, which analyzes and grades a diamond’s cut. Together, the three products solve the daunting challenge of quantifying the 4Cs of diamond grading — clarity, color, cut and carat weight.

One critic of Sarine’s new offerings told the Associated Press that humans are superior to machines when it comes to grading a diamond because of all the tiny details that need to be analyzed.

“You need the brain of a person to identify what is more, what is better to see, what do you prefer to see,” said Roland Lorie, chief executive of the International Gemological Institute. “I think it will take a long, long time for a machine to be able to replace a human being.”

Credits: Images courtesy of Sarine Technologies.

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HOWARD COHEN is the Shoreham, NY-based editor of The Jeweler Blog, a daily blog ghost-written for retail jewelers. Cohen, a long-time industry veteran, is dedicated to making social media tasks simple and affordable for every jeweler. For more information, visit thejewelerblog.com or contact Cohen at 631-821- 8867, [email protected] Websites: thejewelerblog.com,thejewelerblog.wordpress.com.

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

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‘Groundbreaking’ Diamond Grading Machine Unveiled

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It automatically grades the color and clarity of polished diamonds.

Israeli high-tech company Sarine Technologies has unveiled a device that automatically grades the color and clarity of polished diamonds.

‘Groundbreaking’ Diamond Grading Machine Unveiled

The Ramat Gan-based company believes the new system will fundamentally change the grading and sorting process, bringing objective, measurable standards to a process that has been susceptible to human error and the subjectivity of appraisers.

“Once again, Sarine introduces groundbreaking technological innovation into the global diamond industry,” said Sarine CEO Uzi Levami in a statement. “Technological standardization translates into greater credibility for the industry and increased trust for the diamond consumer.”

‘Groundbreaking’ Diamond Grading Machine Unveiled

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Sarine claims that the new Sarine Clarity product will offer definitive, science-based clarity grading and accurate mapping of inclusions and flaws. The system can accurately analyze diamonds from 2 points to 10 carats in size.

Sarine Color delivers automated optic analysis of diamond color and precision grading based on global standards. The initial release of the color system can handle diamonds starting at 20 points in size. The company noted that future releases will accommodate a broader range of stone sizes, starting at 2 points.

Sarine Clarity and Sarine Color are the results of the company’s $10 million annual R&D expenditures. Both products are being testing in India and are expected to be ready for commercial release in the middle of 2017.

The clarity and color components build on an existing Sarine technology, DiaMension, which analyzes and grades a diamond’s cut. Together, the three products solve the daunting challenge of quantifying the 4Cs of diamond grading — clarity, color, cut and carat weight.

One critic of Sarine’s new offerings told the Associated Press that humans are superior to machines when it comes to grading a diamond because of all the tiny details that need to be analyzed.

“You need the brain of a person to identify what is more, what is better to see, what do you prefer to see,” said Roland Lorie, chief executive of the International Gemological Institute. “I think it will take a long, long time for a machine to be able to replace a human being.”

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Credits: Images courtesy of Sarine Technologies.


HOWARD COHEN is the Shoreham, NY-based editor of The Jeweler Blog, a daily blog ghost-written for retail jewelers. Cohen, a long-time industry veteran, is dedicated to making social media tasks simple and affordable for every jeweler. For more information, visit thejewelerblog.com or contact Cohen at 631-821- 8867, [email protected] Websites: thejewelerblog.com,thejewelerblog.wordpress.com.

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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