WFDB Accepts the Diamond Bourse of Canada as New Member


WFDB Accepts the Diamond Bourse of Canada as New Member

WFDB Accepts the Diamond Bourse of Canada as New Member

The Diamond Bourse of Canada is pleased to announce our induction into the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) on June 16, 2014. DBC is the 29th Bourse to be inducted and Bourse President, Mr. David Gavin, accepted this distinguished honour on behalf of the Diamond Bourse of Canada from Mr. Ernie Blom, President of the WFDB.

“Being accepted as the 29 member of the WFDB has raised our profile on the world stage and solidifies our positioning allowing us to coordinate strategies on issues of common interest“ David Gavin.

WFDB members approved the applications at the 36th World Diamond Congress in Antwerp which opened on Monday. The Congress is the bi-annual meeting of WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA).

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GIA Develops, Will Sell Synthetic Diamond Detector


GIA Develops, Will Sell Synthetic Diamond Detector

The instrument, called DiamondCheck, uses stereoscopy and works in combination with recently developed GIA software that interprets the data. So when a stone is put into the machine, it will tell the user if it is “natural and untreated,” “not diamond,” or “further testing [is] needed to determine treatment or synthesis.”

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De Beers Canada presents the DTC Diamond Sure™ to the Diamond Bourse of Canada


De Beers Canada presents the DTC Diamond Sure™ to the Diamond Bourse of Canada

Upon it’s opening, in January 2010 the Diamond Bourse of Canada was generously presented with the DTC Diamond Sure™ from De Beers Canada. In the photo Bhushan Vora, Founding Chairman Diamond Bourse of Canada and President at Gem Star Inc. receives the DTC Diamond Sure™ from Jim Gowans, currently CEO, Debswana, De Beers .

All Bourse members, are welcome to test stones using the equipment in our gemmological technology facility. Two great and easy to use instruments for testing for Synthetics and Color Treatments are the DTC Diamond Sure™ and the HRD D-Screen.

DTC Diamond Sure™

Well-conceived and highly effective synthetic diamond detection instrument, developed by the Diamond Trading Company (DTC) in London. The Diamond Sure™ does the initial screening, based on research with hundreds of thousands of samples, and can distinguish between natural diamonds and synthetic ones or simulates. The device is easy to use, and gives sharp results:

A diamond will either pass the test or be recommended for further examination.

With the current news about synthetics in the market, members are more frequently testing their diamonds at the Bourse with the DTC DIAMONDSURE™. While testing, we discovered a Type Iab diamond.

We now understand that the DTC DIAMONDSURE™ can indicate the possible type of diamond it is testing.

Another 50 stones were tested and discovered two (2) Type II diamonds that were a D colour.

Not all stones though that are flagged by the DIAMONDSURE are synthetics; rather they display indicators that warrant further examination, such as a possible Type Iab or a possible Type II without further laboratory testing.

Around 98% of colourless and near-colourless diamonds will ‘PASS’ and require no further examination.

All synthetics, simulants and around 2% of natural diamonds (type II and IaB) will be indicated and register as ‘REFER FOR FURTHER TESTS’.

Oh (A Bourse in) Canada!


Oh (A Bourse in) Canada!

To find out more about this burgeoning bourse IDEX editor-in-chief Danielle Max put some questions to Diamond Bourse of Canada (DBC) president David Gavin.