AG&J Announces an Identification Service for Testing Large Quantities of Diamond Melee Quickly and Cost Efficiently

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Analytical Gemology and Jewelry (AG&J) Laboratory has announced a new, affordable service for identifying melee diamonds as natural, treated or synthetic. The service, available for colorless and fancy colored loose diamonds, ranging from 0.005 to 0.14 carats, addresses the growing industry problem of natural diamond parcels being peppered with treated and synthetic diamonds. Up until now, laboratory identification of melee was cost prohibitive.

We have an ethical obligation to assure customers that each and every diamond set within their jewelry is authentic, and until now, there was no way of testing large quantities of melee quickly and cost efficiently.

According to Dusan Simic, AG&J’s CEO, “This is a much larger problem than most people suspect. We have seen synthetic diamond melee being sold as natural and colorless HPHT treated melee mixed with naturals.” Simic says, “With this service, jewelry designers and stores can offer their customers melee diamonds which have been individually tested as natural. We have an ethical obligation to assure customers that each and every diamond set within their jewelry is authentic, and until now, there was no way of testing large quantities of melee quickly and cost efficiently. This is an important step forward in diamond grading technology and customer service.”

AG&J has developed a proprietary system to efficiently identify each diamond within a parcel with accuracy and promptness. The system is based on internationally accepted diamond identification methods, such as: Raman spectroscopy, absorbance measurement in the UV-VIS-NIR range, and FTIR and photoluminescence. AG&J’s laboratory, based in New York’s Diamond District, has the capacity to identify up to 300 diamonds per hour. AG&J can also sort diamonds into different types, such as IIa and Ib, which is useful for those interested in color enhancing their diamonds. For melee identification, testing or other lab inquiries, contact Dusan Simic at AG&J.

About AG&J
Analytical Gemology and Jewelry is a gemological laboratory located in New York’s Diamond District, specializing in the identification of diamonds and their treatments. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a Renishaw Raman with multiple lasers, and applies proprietary patented procedures for sophisticated gemological analysis.

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