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De Beers Launches Melee Testing Service in India and Belgium

Oct 21, 2015 11:59 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... De Beers will offer its melee testing service in Surat, India and Antwerp, Belgium, in the coming weeks, the company announced.

Through its International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) unit, De Beers will provide verification of the natural diamond content of melee parcels before they are traded. Goods will be returned in sealed, tamper-proof IIDGR packages, with the contents plainly labeled.

Testing will begin in India on October 26 and in Antwerp on November 12.

“Sellers will be able to provide potential buyers with pre-checked goods in sealed IIDGR packages, removing any potential concerns around disclosures," said IIDGR president Jonathan Kendall. As more and more diamond businesses seek greater levels of assurance about the content of the melee they are purchasing, this service will meet an increasing industry need.”
Tags: Antwerp, Bharat Diamond Bourse, De Beers, IIDGR, International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, melee, mumbai, Rapaport News, testing
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