Alrosa to struggle against fake diamonds


Russia’s diamond miner Alrosa developed a synthetic diamond detection device, which allows to identify fake diamonds jewelry. They intend to deliver this device to China, India and Israel.

According to analysts, world demand on devices identifying fake diamonds can reach about 120 thousand items or $2.5 billion. However, requirement of such devices is unlikely to exceed 100 items in Russia, as Vice President of Alrosa Rinat Gizatulin told russian newspaper Izvestia.

According to him, this synthetic diamond detection device was introduced in the beginning of September. New device was created with Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (TISNCM) and Bourevestnik, Inc. This device allows to identify a fake diamond in every jewelry on the basis of three parameters.

As Vice President mentioned, a new Russian device can check even piece goods and its price can vary from 15 to 40 thousand dollars. Every jewelry company and even individuals can afford such devices in the near future.



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