De Beers Reveals Next Generation Melee Screener

01/03/2017 10:45

The Hong Kong Trade Fair serves as the ideal platform for The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies, to unveil its next generation of automated melee screening instruments. The AMS2 will provide diamantaires with a more efficient diamond verification technology solution for melee-sized diamonds. The screener is especially appealing since it also more cost-effective, US$45,000 cheaper than the first generation AMS.

Said to be 10-times faster than its predecessor and with a substantially reduced referral rate, reducing the need for secondary testing, the AMS2 is suggested to have the ability to process smaller sizes and all shapes of polished diamonds. Although the unveiling to the trade is taking place at this week’s International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show in Hong Kong, the screeners will be available as of June 2017.

“The AMS2 is the most technologically-advanced, efficient and cost-effective melee diamond verification instrument available,” said Jonathan Kendall, President of IIDGR. “Confidence is everything in the diamond sector and the AMS2 will play a big part in maintaining trust in trade transactions.”