GIA to Open Diamond Synthesis Center in U.S.

31/08/2015 19:34

Tom Moses, the GIA's Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer, told a meeting of the International Diamond Week at the Israel Diamond Exchange that the lab is planning to open a diamond synthesis facility in New Jersey.

The GIA aims for the facility to be operational by January and for it to be a research laboratory where GIA gemologists can look deeply into different treatments that a lab-grown diamond might be subjected to, and attempt to keep one-step ahead of producers of lab-grown diamonds.