Gem-A Instruments has announced it is entering into an official distributor agreement with Gemometrics AB, innovators of the gemmological screening tool GemPen.
The new screening device utilises full spectrum Xenon ultraviolet (UV) light technology with a unique combination of wavelengths and filters.
Once the device is turned on and directed towards a diamond, the ultra spectrum optical filtering technology displays fluorescence effects which help provide results on treatments and lab-created diamonds, that are not visible using standard UV-light products.
Daniel Smirat, CEO of Gemometrics said: “We are proud and delighted to be working with Gem-A Instruments, together we will provide industry professionals cutting edge gemmological technology that they require to stay competitive and help make the industry more transparent.
“Our relationship with Gemometrics has been an exciting journey so far! In my opinion the GemPen is an entirely new instrument to what it started life as, with Gemometrics taking on new ideas and adaptations throughout the last few years to create a tool that really works for the trade and for gemmologists worldwide.”
GemPen was invented by Swedish gemmologist, geologist, Torbjörn Lindwall, with aims that the technology would provide a portable solution in transparency and valuing gems in the industry.
Samantha Lloyd, instrument manager at Gem-A said: “It is a beautifully portable tool that can be used for coloured stones as well as being a valuable diamond screening instrument and I am sure that as we continue to test it, it will present many more applications in the future.”