Shmuel Schnitzer IDE’s president, said The Israel Diamond Exchange will appoint arbitrators deal with transactions of treated diamonds certified determined by the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA).
He explained that the bourse decided it would enable arbitration hearings to restore business confidence and given the lack of any significant updates in the GIA’s investigation.
The GIA issued a laboratory alert on May 12 recalling diamond grading reports for diamonds suspected of having undergone a ‘temporary’ colour treatment.
The GIA voided reports which GIA said had undergone undisclosed temporary colour treatment, and offered free of charge to regrade the stones in question.
The IDE banned members from trading the stones using the old GIA reports.