HeadlinesHere’s How Lab-Grown Diamond Detectors Stacked Up in Recent Testing The sample was ‘deliberately challenging.’ Published 12 months agoon March 7, 2019By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet Three detectors conclusively identified all lab-grown diamonds in a recent study, Rapaport News reports.A collaboration by the Diamond Producers Association and Signet Jewelers – the Assure Program – published the results from the independent performance tests of Diamond Verification Instruments in the Assure Directory on diamondproducers.com/ASSURE. JimmyCastPodcast: Jason Druxman Discusses Differences of Corporate and Independent Jewelry Stores Over the CounterPodcast: The 12 Days of Christmas … Like You’ve Never Heard It Before JimmyCastPodcast: Aleah Arundale Tells Why She Created Jewelers Helping Jewelers One of the machines identifying all lab-grown diamonds was the Sherlock Holmes machine by Yehuda, which sells for about $6,500.The De Beers DiamondView identified 100 percent of lab-grown diamonds. It sells for about $35,000.The Presidium Synthetic Diamond Screener II identied all lab-grown diamonds. But the machine, which sells for $600, had a false-positive rate of nearly 16 percent. It “works by screening out type IIa colorless diamonds, as those are likely to be synthetic, rather than actually identifying lab-growns,” according to Rapaport.The sample was described as “deliberately challenging.” AdvertisementSeveral other models referred all lab-grown diamonds for additional testing, Rapaport explains. This group, which is not designed to detected lab-growns conclusively, included:De Beers’ SYNTHdetect ($17,000).De Beers’ DiamondSure ($18,200).Gemological Institute of America’s iD100 ($4,995).HRD Antwerp’s M-Screen+ ($63,000).Through the Assure Directory, trade participants can access objective and third-party-verified information on the relative performance of Diamond Verification Instruments and guidance on how to ensure that their business is protected from undisclosed laboratory-grown diamonds.Visit the ASSURE Directory on diamondproducers.com/ASSURE to learn more about the test results and to download guidelines on how to ensure pipeline integrity.Read more at Rapaport NewsRelated Topics:Diamond Producers AssociationdiamondsLatest News TopSignet click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOWilkerson TestimonialsTo Generate Funds for a Jeweler’s Move and Remodel, Wilkerson More Than DeliveredEven successful jewelers need a little extra cash to fund expansion plans—especially when there’s inventory on hand that’s ripe for liquidation. 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