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How Do You Know Your Diamond Isn't Fake?

Published: 14th May 2021

How Do You Know Your Diamond Isn't Fake?

A surge in fake and irresponsibly sourced diamonds seems to be undermining confidence in the whole of the diamond industry. This article from BBC News takes a look at the journey of diamonds from the mine to the jewellery shop, as well as the rise in fraudulent synthetic diamonds. Can new technologies, such as laser etching and blockchain, reassure an increasingly sceptical public?

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