Asia's First Diamond Grading Institute in Surat

Surat: It is going to be a big day for the Indian diamond industry. De Beers, the diamond mining giant of the world, will inaugurate its second and Asia’s first state-of-the-art International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) in the diamond city on March 31.

De Beers Group CEO, Philippe Mellier and the who’s who of the Indian diamond industry are expected to remain present during the inauguration of Asia’s first diamond grading and research institute at the International Business Centre in the posh Piplod on March 31.

The institute would issue comprehensive analysis on the diamonds in their grading report. It would contain all the information needed by a diamantaire to authenticate the diamond and its awarded grade. The inscription of the ‘forever mark’- De Beers’ global initiative to win consumer confidence – on the diamonds will be done in this facility.