Sarine and GGTL Laboratories have signed a collaboration agreement to research new and advanced approaches to gemological challenges facing the diamond industry.
They have signed a collaboration agreement to research new approaches to diamond grading and authentication.
"The cooperation between GGTL and Sarine is a merging of leaders in the diamond industry," Sarine said in a statement. "GGTL is a renowned gem lab providing diamond grading and authentication services to prestigious clients including important international jewelry brands and the major brands of Swiss haute horlogerie. Sarine is the world's foremost developer of technologies for the diamond industry. Sarine's technological expertise combined with GGTL’s standards of gemological excellence create a powerful partnership that will drive the industry forward."
Sarine and GGTL will work together to address current and upcoming industry needs. One of the issues the partnership will focus on is the detection of lab grown diamonds of all sizes. Sarine and GGTL share in the belief that the use of technology can enable full transparency and disclosure that will benefit all players across the diamond pipeline, they said.
Uzi Levami, Chief Executive Officer of Sarine, 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 color [announced in November] 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."