Dusan Simic (“AG&J”, USA)
- April 16, 2021
- 7.30am – Pacific
- 10.30am – Eastern
This seminar will talk about two methods used in diamonds treatments. We will discuss scientific and technical assumptions that made these treatments possible and also the first companies and people that started commercial services. Equipment will be described that the author is using for HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) and APHT (Atmospheric Pressure High Temperature) treatments. Technical problems and limitations of the methods will be discussed. A range of possible processes will be explained with demonstration of general results of the treatments. Predictions for future treatments will also be made.
Dusan Simic, B.Sc. FGG is research gemologist of AG&J (Analytical Gemology and Jewelry, NYC). Simic’s intense research in identification projects on HPHT treatments, synthetic diamonds, multi-step treatments of diamonds and radiation and annealing processes as well as his technical know-how of diamond analytical instruments have been well appreciated in the gems and jewelry industry. He holds a USPTO Patent “Synthetic Diamond Labeling and Identification System and Method”, number 10,088,432; October 2, 2018. Simic is featured in the forthcoming documentary “Origin Stories”, a 90-minute film for cinema about the diamond industry by award-winning filmmaker Jason Kohn to be premiered on Showtime.