|Diamond certification laboratory HRD Antwerp has announced that it will be unveiling a new Automated Melee Screening Device, known as M-Screen, on September 17th, at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.
The device, developed in collaboration with the ‘Wetenschappelijk en Technisch OnderzoeksCentrum voor Diamant' (WTOCD) [Scientific and Technical Research Center for Diamond] and HRD Antwerp, promises to provide ‘a super-fast table-top automatic melee screener' for commercial use.
"These days differentiating natural diamonds from laboratory-grown (synthetic) diamonds becomes more and more difficult," says the announcement, which explains further that the current process of identification of synthetic diamonds can be costly and often outweighs the value of the smaller diamonds. That is where the M-Screen is expected to fill the gap. HRD Antwerp will be providing live demonstrations of the M-Screen at their booth at the Hong Kong show.