De Beers’ IIDGR lab group returns to IJL
LONDON, August 2018 – Lab group IIDGR, part of the De Beers Group of Companies, returns to International Jewellery London (IJL) this year.
Whilst De Beers is known throughout the international jewellery community as a supplier of rough and cut diamonds, the IIDGR division specialises in supporting the industry through its educational programmes, supply of synthetic diamond detection equipment and laboratory-based diamond grading facilities.
With offices in Maidenhead, Antwerp and Surat, IIDGR has greatly extended its reach into the UK market, and now enjoys close commercial ties with many leading UK jewellery organisations, manufacturers and jewellery retailers.
“Our main aim is to support the UK industry with a comprehensive range of diamond focused retail-based education modules and leading-edge technology supported by world class laboratory facilities,” said IIDGR President Jonathan Kendall.
“We are delighted to be back at IJL, which as the UK’s premier showcase, provides IIDGR the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how we can develop long term partnerships with all sectors of the UK jewellery industry,” he added.
On show this year will be the recently launched IIDGR Diamond Foundation Course.
Specifically aimed at providing young and new jewellery industry entrants online access to understanding the world of diamonds, IIDGR’s Diamond Foundation Course explains the route from mine to finger, incorporating an introductory look at how rough diamonds are sorted, priced, cut, polished and brought to market in stunning pieces of jewellery.
The Diamond Foundation Course will be available to all IJL visitors at a discounted rate for the duration of the show only.
IJL visitors are also invited to bring their own items of jewellery to see IIDGR’s new synthetic diamond detection equipment in operation.
The “SynthDetect” can easily analyse both loose diamonds and finished jewellery to detect synthetic, treated or diamond simulants.
And supporting IIDGR’s technology offer, will be a presentation by industry expert Dave Evans at 15.30 on Monday 3rd September in IJL’s Retail Theatre.
Dave will be talking about the identification of synthetic diamonds and his informative presentation will be of great interest to those who want to expand their knowledge about one of the industry’s current hot topics.
IIDGR will be exhibiting on stand E161a, adjacent to the catwalk.