Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hong Kong firm to launch highly accurate, low-cost screening device for identifiying HPHT and CVD synthetic diamonds

Hong Kong, SAR, China: June 11, 2012 - A Hong Kong-based firm, Diamond Services Ltd.(, is to release a low-cost and highly accurate device for the screening and separation of synthetic diamonds from natural diamonds. The device, a pen-shaped pointer called the DiamaPen will be introduced at this month's Hong Kong Gem & Jewellery Fair. It will be offered to diamond traders who need an affordable and reliable tool to detect and separate synthetic diamonds, both HPHT and CVD grown diamonds, from their natural counterparts. The introductory offer of the device is US $199.

The DiamaPen employs the 405 nm wavelength for the operation of its laser beam. J. Kuzi, owner and CEO of EGL Asia who tested the DiamaPen, said that due to the high-power output of the laser beam, anyone handling the laser pen will need to wear special safety glasses.

"We have conducted a series of tests both on synthetic diamonds produced by means of the classic HPHT methods, as well as on CVD diamonds produced by Gemesis," Kuzi said "The detection of fancy yellow synthetics is the easiest and fastest job for the DiamaPen. The procedure takes a bit longer for colorless CVD synthetics, but in all cases the testing results are consistent and highly satisfactory. While this new device is not a replacement for a full-scale identification run in a gemological laboratory, it is and will be an important tool for those working in the diamond industry and trade," Kuzi concluded.

To view the DiamaPen, please call for an appointment at 852-2536-4555 or send email to The June Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Fair takes place from June 21 to 24, 2012, at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 

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