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DiamondDect 5 by Taidiam Technology

Instrument Description

DiamondDect 5 is a desktop diamond verification instrument for mounted and loose stones. DiamondDect 5 is designed to separate diamonds from HPHT synthetic diamonds. DiamondDect 5 is manually operated but gives an automatic test result. DiamondDect 5 is suitable for an environment where you need to test both mounted and loose diamonds e.g. dealers, diamond and jewellery manufacturers, retailers, buyers and gemmological laboratories.

Instrument Specs

Size: 20 cm (W) x 23 cm (D) x 29 cm (H)

Weight: 7 kg

Price: 5,730 USD (February 2019)

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What Stones Can Be Tested?

Weight of stones: 0.005 ct-10 ct

Size of stones: 1 mm-10 mm

Colour of stones: D-J

Shape of stones: All

Synthetic diamonds: HPHT synthetic diamonds only

Diamond simulants: No

Jewellery: Yes

 

Capabilities according to Taidiam Technology

Instrument Functionality

Automatically feed the stones? No

Automatically interpret the results? Yes

Automatically dispense the stones? No

Detect or refer synthetic diamonds? Refer

Multiple stones at one time? Yes

Training? No

How Does it Operate?

The user manually places the loose or mounted stone inside the test chamber of the instrument. To start the testing, the user closes the test chamber and press the start button.

 

The DiamondDect 5 automatically makes a measurement and displays one of the following results:

  1. Natural
  2. Refer

 

The ‘Refer’ results could contain potential synthetic diamonds and diamonds. These referrals shall be tested further for full verification. Taidiam recommends further testing by a gemmological laboratory.

What are the Performance Test Results?

DiamondDect 5 was tested in accordance with the Diamond Verification Instrument Standard with the test protocol for instruments that separate diamonds from synthetic diamonds (Operation Category 1).

 

The tests took place at the independent laboratory UL in Canton, Massachusetts, United States.

 

DiamondDect 5 was tested with the ASSURE Core Sample that consists of 1,000 diamonds and 200 synthetic diamonds. The stones are 0.02 ct to 0.20 ct in D-J colour. The below results are from the test with the ASSURE Core Sample. Please note that DiamondDect 5 can only process HPHT synthetic diamonds, however, the instrument has still been tested on the ASSURE Core Sample which includes CVD synthetic diamonds as well.

 

The tests were performed by a novice operator.

 

The summary test report issued by UL can be found here.

 

Diamond False Positive Rate Ratio of synthetic diamonds incorrectly classified as 'diamond' to the total number of synthetic diamonds 22.6%
Diamond Referral Rate Ratio of diamonds being referred for further testing to the total number of diamonds 8.4%
Diamond Accuracy Ratio of diamonds correctly classified as diamonds to the total number of diamonds 91.6%
Speed Stones tested per hour 557
Synthetic Diamond False Positive Rate Ratio of diamonds incorrectly classified as 'synthetic diamond' to the total number of diamonds 0%
Where Do I purchase the Instrument?

Website: http://www.taidiam.com/

Email: yuanjoechihchun@gmail.com

Phone: +86 371 66869111

Safety Testing

The most important requirement when selecting a Diamond Verification Instrument is that the instrument meets the safety regulations of your local jurisdiction. Before purchasing an instrument, request that the manufacturer verifies that their instrument complies with all regulatory requirements.

 

Click here to download the safety testing credential for DiamondDect 5 submitted by Taidiam. Please note that the safety testing credentials have not been validated through the ASSURE Program.