Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- Members are advised that there are certificates of both the GIA and EGL (South Africa) laboratories that have been forged and contain HPHT treated stones and/or certificates that have not been disclosed. This has been verified by both laboratories.
If you are offered certificates where you may have reasons to doubt or need to verify their validity please do not hesitate to ask the laboratories to check the stones before you purchase.
Please note members should take advantage of the Diamond Sure machine which is held at the offices of the Secretariat, Suite 102, S A Diamond Centre. Non-members will be charged a nominal fee.
Any member who becomes aware of any fraudulent activities must please bring it to the attention of the Diamond Dealers Club.
To Check your Diamond in Australia call the DCLA for further information.
The Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia (DCLA) is one of the world's foremost independent diamond grading and certification laboratories, providing independent and guaranteed diamond grading certificates, or diamond grading reports, for natural diamonds.
DCLA is Australia's premier diamond grading laboratory, and the only laboratory grading diamonds to the IDC rules. The IDC rules are the internationally recognised and accepted rules for diamond grading and diamond certification as set out by the WFDB, IDMA and Cibjo.
The DCLA Diamond Grading Laboratory Certificate sets the standard for technical ability in certification of diamonds. The DCLA remains the only internationally recognised diamond certification laboratory in Australia, grading diamonds in accordance with International Diamond Council (IDC) and World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) rules for grading polished diamonds.