GIA Expert Shines a Light on Synthetic Diamonds

Dr. Wuyi Wang, GIA’s director of Research and Development.

Dr. Wuyi Wang presents the latest on synthetic gem-quality diamonds

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Sept. 4, 2012 – Synthetic diamonds - which have attracted attention from the global gem and jewelry market this year - will be the focus of GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) GemFest at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair. Delving into the latest research findings on this timely topic, Dr. Wuyi Wang, GIA’s director of Research and Development, will present the “Current Status of Synthetic Gem Diamonds” on Sept. 19 and 22.
Wang’s presentation will examine synthetic diamonds today; in particular, developments in CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) and HPHT (High Pressure / High Temperature) synthetic “white” diamonds, as well as gem-quality nano-polycrystalline diamonds. The Summer 2012 issue of Gems & Gemology (G&G), GIA’s peer-reviewed scientific quarterly journal, covers these topics in-depth. Wang will review the findings presented in G&G and have samples available for viewing.
“Synthetic diamonds became a topic of much discussion in 2012,” said Wang. “GIA researchers have diligently kept up with advancements, and based on our research and experience, we’re confident in our abilities to detect every kind of synthetic available in the marketplace.”  
With more than 20 years of expertise in diamond geochemistry and the treatments of diamond and other gem material, Wang holds a doctorate in geology from the University of Tsukuba in Japan and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Beijing University in China. He is widely published in gemological and geological publications, including G&G, Journal of Gemmology, American Mineralogist, and Earth and Planetary Science Letters. He has also been recognized with numerous honors, including the Richard T. Liddicoat and American Gem Society awards, as well as the Dr. Edward J. Gübelin Most Valuable Article Award from G&G.
Those interested in downloading the Summer 2012 issue of Gems & Gemology can access all of the articles at no cost through the publication’s iPad app.

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An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.