GIA India Presents Seminar on ‘Synthetic Diamonds’ In New Delhi
GIA India presented a seminar on ‘Synthetic Diamonds’ in New Delhi on June 30, 2018, at Hotel Siddharth. The speaker – Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and the Middle East – spoke about the importance of disclosure and ensuring that diamonds are checked by a credible gemological laboratory because it is not possible to visually distinguish natural diamonds from synthetic diamonds. This is important to sustain and enhance customer confidence. The seminar was presented at an event organised by Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) for its Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) members on ‘Export Promotion.’
“We are thankful to GIA for this interactive discussion about synthetic diamonds. GIA is making a significant contribution to the gem and jewellery industry by sharing knowledge and insights about the disclosure and detection of synthetic diamonds,” said Mr K. K. Duggal, Regional Director of Trade & Policy, GJEPC.
“The supply of synthetic diamonds has increased in recent years. The trade is eager to gain more knowledge on synthetics and GIA is here to help them understand the important aspects of natural and synthetic diamonds as well as the importance of disclosure to help build consumer confidence,” said Ms Bhatt. “As a public benefit institute, GIA India’s goal in organising such seminars is to educate the trade and ensure public trust in gems and jewellery.”
GIA India and GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. (‘GIA India’) are independent subsidiaries of the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. (‘GIA’). Established in 1931, GIA is recognised as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognised around the world as the standard for diamond quality.
Through research, education, gemological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. All of GIA’s activities are governed by its mission to serve the public.