Sarine Loupe Trial Successful and Customers Commence Using Innovative Imaging

Sarine Technologies is offering the innovative Sarine Loupe™ solution, following successful trials in India and the US. The product is currently offered to Indian diamond manufacturers and wholesalers on a progressive roll out basis while full commercial launch is projected for Q3 2014.

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Sarine Loupe, in the process of diamond scanning.

The feedback from the testing has been very positive, and the ideas proposed by our customers show just how excited they are about the concept embodied in the Sarine Loupe

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014

Sarine Technologies, world leader in the development of precision technology products for the gem and diamond industry, has announced the success of Sarine Loupe™ tests in the United States and India. A limited number of customers in India are now employing the technology, which provides revolutionary digital imaging of diamonds and gemstones anywhere.

Scanning 360 degrees of a diamond or gemstone, the Sarine Loupe™ creates a 3D digital file that can be rotated freely in all directions, zoomed in, and thoroughly inspected. Sarine Loupe™ provides, for the first time ever, an objective visual standard resulting in unprecedented ease of trade. The file can be shared digitally throughout various platforms, eliminating the need to travel with stock. Secure and high tech, Sarine Loupe™ fills a void in the market for inspecting diamonds and gemstones globally, without the worry or hassle of shipping.

Manufacturers in India and buyers in the U.S. have responded positively, with the majority of participants expressing interest in the imaging technology. Responding to the demand in India, Sarine Technologies has decided to start offering the imaging on a limited roll out basis. At the suggestion of participants, Sarine is in the process of adding additional features to Sarine Loupe™, providing even easier online assessment of polished diamonds. Production ramp-up and the implementation of additional features will happen simultaneously over the coming months, with full the commercial offering of Sarine Loupe™ imaging occurring in the third quarter of this year.

Uzi Levami, the Group's CEO commented, "The feedback from the testing has been very positive, and the ideas proposed by our customers show just how excited they are about the concept embodied in the Sarine Loupe™. We are, as we have previously commented, confident that the Sarine Loupe™ will enable online assessment of polished diamonds in an altogether new and efficient mode, by enabling buyers to ascertain accurate and objective information as to the polished diamonds’ Clarity and Cut. We will further enhance the system so that an impression as to the polished diamond's Color and its visual appearance will also be provided. Coupled with the Sarine Light™, diamond sellers will have at their disposal two effective means by which to accurately present the features of their polished diamonds to potential buyers, and the buyers will have the objective means by which to make informed decisions online about buying the stones, without being encumbered by the inefficiencies that are currently part and parcel of the trading process."

Two demos of the technology are available online at:

http://www.sarine.com/m1.php

http://www.sarine.com/m2.php

These examples of two equally graded 2.5 carat round brilliant diamonds (with GIA certificates), both with Color H and Clarity VS1, show just how objective the new Sarine Loupe™ imagery is. In the first example, one can easily see that the stone, though a VS1, has two black inclusions near the center of the stone, while in the second example there are no easily discernible inclusions of any type (though upon closer inspection at a higher magnification one can find the very small imperfections).

About Sarine Technologies:

Established in 1988, Sarine Technologies Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced planning, evaluation and measurement systems for diamond and gemstone production. Sarine products include diamond cut, color and light performance grading tools, the Galaxy™ family of inclusion mapping systems, rough diamond optimisation systems, laser cutting and shaping systems and laser-marking and inscription machines. Sarine systems have become an essential gemology tool in every properly equipped gem lab, diamond appraisal business and manufacturing plant, and are today considered essential items by both diamond dealers and retailers.

For more information about Sarine and its products and services, visit http://sarine.com.

Contact:
Sarine Technologies Ltd
Ms. Tamar Brosh
Marketing & Communications
Tel: +972-9-7903500 Ext. 148
Fax: +972-9-7903501
E-mail: marketing(at)sarine(dot)com