In a joint press release dated February 27, 2017, issued by Israel-based Sarine Technologies Ltd. and Swiss-based GGTL Laboratories, two leading companies in the forefront of using technology to enable full transparency and disclosure, benefiting all players in the diamond industry, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement to research new approaches to diamond grading and authentication, and other gemological challenges facing the industry.
According to the press release the newly established relationship between GGTL and Sarine, two major leaders in the diamond industry opens the way for the creation of a powerful partnership that will drive the industry forward, given the combination of Sarine’s technological expertise as the world’s foremost developer of technologies for the diamond industry with GGTL’s standards of gemological excellence attained in the course of providing diamond grading and authentication services to prestigious clients, including important international jewelry brands and the major brands of Swiss haute horlogerie.
The co-operation agreement signed by the two major players in the industry expresses the intention of the two companies to work hand in hand in addressing both current and future needs of the industry. One of the immediate concerns of this partnership will be the research and development of advanced tools and techniques for the detection of lab-grown diamonds both CVD and HPHT, of all sizes.
Commenting on the signing of this landmark agreement CEO of Sarine Technologies Ltd., Uzi Levami said, “We are honored and proud to collaborate with GGTL Laboratories, and are positive that this will leverage our ability to keep on delivering advanced solutions for our customers’ needs. The authentication of naturally grown diamonds versus diamonds that are lab grown is a complex process that demands extremely high levels of expertise in various knowledge spheres, and is one example of how our collaboration with GGTL will benefit the market. Furthermore, Sarine’s experience in the development of Artificial Intelligence with the use of advanced learning machines such as our automated and objective grading of a polished diamond’s Clarity and Colour, places us in an ideal position to resolve challenges facing the diamond industry. The cooperation with the two owners of GGTL, Dr. Thomas Hainschwang and Franck Notari, who have many years of proven achievements, and with their team, is a privilege for Sarine and opens many opportunities. With a joint focus on strengthening the industry, the two companies will continue to work closely together to facilitate positive change in our challenging field.”
GGTL Laboratories formed in 2010 by the merger of two independent laboratories, The Gem TechLab founded in 1996 by Franck Notari in Geneva, Switzerland and GEMLAB (Liechtenstein), founded in 1996 by Dr. Thomas Hainschwang in Balzers, Liechtenstein, has grown into a well-respected independent gemological institution, having pooled together their vast experience in gem testing and the research and design of gem testing equipment prototypes, creating an array of unique analytical equipment that has made GGTL Laboratories an important player in the world of gem testing.
Sarine Technologies Ltd. founded in 1988 is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced evaluation, planning, processing, and finishing systems for diamond and gemstone production, that has become essential gemological tools in any state-of-the art gemological laboratory, diamond appraisal business or manufacturing plant and also considered as essential items by both diamond dealers and retailers. Sarine products include diamond cut, color and light performance grading tools; the GalaxyTM family of inclusion mapping systems; rough diamond planning optimization systems; laser cutting and shaping systems; laser-marking and inscription machines and polished diamond visualization systems.