The daily newspapers are reporting a new fraude in the diamond
industry. Be warned! I translated the texst myself as specific as
Perfect “fake diamonds” threatens global trade.
The Antwerp court is investigating a scam with "synthetic diamonds"
that threatens the global diamond trade and mistrust can raise anyone
who buys jewelry. That reports the Time Tuesday.
A specialised laboratory in Antwerp has discovered that about 600
stones that were sold on the market as real, natural diamonds in
reality synthetic, manufactured stones. The quality is this good that
even faux-diamond dealers with years of experience can’t make the
distinction, using a loupe or microscope.
After the discovery in their lab, the international Gemmological
Institute sneds an explicit warning to laboratories all over the
world. These practices can undermine the integrity of the entire
supply chain of diamonds, with damage to the confidence of both the
diamond traders and consumers.
De spokesman for the Antwerp public prosecutor’s Office, Ken Witpas,
just want to confirm that an investigating judge is still
investigating the scam with synthetic diamonds. According to other
sources, the Court has no idea where the fake diamonds are created.
The scams are rather coincidence discovered, because diamond traders
pebbles of only 0.30 carat -as is the case here- was often not send
to a lab, They rather use to like examinate themself under a Loupe or
It is a question mark how much synthetic diamonds of this kind are
going around the world as real natural stones.
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