IIDGR showcases new Automed Melee Screening device in GREATER CHINA

The new AMS device which can take up to 500 carats at once is a spectrometer based system that screens round brilliant diamonds from 0.01 – 0.2cts for potential synthetics and simulants. It automatically feeds, measures and dispenses at a rate of 360 stones per hour and is the result of several years of development, exhaustive testing and production. The device has already been installed successfully across key worldwide diamond trading hubs to increase trade and consumer confidence in this category of diamond. Jonathan Kendall, President of The IIDGR, commented: “The De Beers Group of Companies is committed to sustaining trust in diamonds across the industry. It is essential that all synthetics and simulants are fully disclosed to ensure confidence and transparency is maintained within the trade. More


IDE members about Hong Kong Fair: the market is back!

Asia's largest jewelry fair inspires optimism toward holiday sales season and Israel Diamond Week in New York, November 10-13, 2014

The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair gave the overwhelming majority of Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) members optimism ahead of the holiday sales season. Buyers, arriving in droves, returned to the market, inspected the polished diamonds for sale, negotiating and reportedly driving hard bargains and buying considerable amounts of goods.

"I come away from this show with mixed feelings," said IDE member Eli Sadeh of the eponymous firm. "The first days were very busy, and it was obvious that the buyers - who came in large numbers - were making the rounds, taking in prices and comparing them. More


Rio Tinto accelerates productivity drive with world-first technology to enhance mineral recovery

Rio Tinto is set to capture a crucial advantage in the recovery of mineral deposits, with the launch of its revolutionary three-dimensional mapping technology to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of mining operations.
The new technology supports Rio Tinto’s drive for productivity improvements and cost reductions across its high-quality, low-cost diversified portfolio of assets.
In a world-first under the next phase of its industry-leading Mine of the Future™ programme, Rio Tinto will be able to precisely identify the size, location and quality of ore in real time by retrieving data from automated trucks and drills operating in its mines.
The RTVis™ 3D software provides pinpoint accurate mapping which improves efficiency of mining activity More


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