The service will have a 48-hour turnaround time
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that it will offer a Natural Diamond Verification Service.
The service, which boasts a 48-hour turnaround time, will distinguish whether a diamond is natural or synthetic and whether it has been treated with HPHT.
Diamonds deemed natural have the option of a full diamond grading, in which case the verification service fee will be waved.
“In today’s marketplace, transparency is more important than ever,” said Ruth Batson, CEO of AGS and AGS Laboratories, in a statement. “The Natural Diamond Verification Service will help communicate the scientific facts, clearly and effectively, providing retailers with one less concern as a businessperson.”