IDL Unveils Diamond Color Certificate

International Diamond Laboratories unveiled two technologies at the India International Jewellery Show in Mumbai Thursday. The Dubai-based Diamondlab unveiled a diamond color certificate and the IDL color meter.

The IDL Color Certificate confirms that the diamond has a natural origin and that it has not been treated. It also provides the carat weight and exact color grade, the two Cs that are most important in determining price, said Peter Meeus, IDL chief executive officer.

“The IDL Color Certificate offers an accurate and low cost color analysis in the B2B trade. Dealers can obtain certainty on color before closing a deal,” Meeus said.

The product also can provide added value for smaller stones, where the cost of a full 4C certificate would be financially invalid when taking into account the total value of the stone, Meeus added. The price is below $10 for the smallest stones (22 points and below).

The IDL Color Meter allows accurate, consistent and automated color grading, said An Smet, IDL chief Operations & Technology Officer.

“The IDL Color Meter is the result of a merge combining the knowledge and experience of leading diamond researchers and outside engineers,” Smet said. “It is a new and unique technology that truly brings Diamond Grading from Art to Science.”