The technology required to grow diamonds within a controlled laboratory environment has been around for decades but was until recent primarily used to produce industrial diamonds.
As the technology gradually matured and the overall manufacturing costs decreased, the production of gem quality laboratory-grown (synthetic) diamonds has now become a financially viable option.
With more and more companies venturing into the production of synthetic diamonds these days, an influx of such diamonds entering the market seemed inevitable. Due to the fact the quality of laboratory-grown diamonds produced today is of such a high quality, differentiating natural diamonds from their lab-grown counterparts has become increasingly more difficult.
All HRD Antwerp labs have the expertise and equipment to screen and detect laboratory-grown diamonds but the financial cost of these examinations often outweighs the value of small diamonds. The development of an automatic melee screening device therefore deemed necessary.
To that aim WTOCD, the Antwerp Research Centre for Diamonds, has developed the M-Screen which will be commercialized by HRD Antwerp.
The M-screen is a superfast, automated melee screening device that screens round brilliant diamonds from 0,5 point to 20 points for potential lab grown diamonds, potential HPHT colour enhanced diamonds and simulants.
The M-Screen automatically feeds, screens and sorts out round brilliant diamonds at a super speed of minimum three diamonds per second (11.000 diamonds per hour). Depending on the size of the stones and the size of the batch, the speed can be as high as a staggering 15.000 diamonds per hour.
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WTOCD is the Antwerp Scientific Research Centre for Diamonds, and its mission is to assist the Belgian diamond sector, both the trade and industry, in increasing their competitiveness by making high-tech products and services available. WTOCD offers a wealth of possibilities in the area of development, scouting and implementation of new technology to produce top quality diamonds.
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