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Friday, 08 March 2024

Technology in Gem Identification: A Look to the Future

Technology in Gem Identification: A Look to the Future

The world of gems is constantly evolving thanks to technological innovation, and gemstone identification is undergoing a momentous transformation.

Technology, with its increasingly central role, is opening new horizons in the accuracy and efficiency of gemological evaluation.
The advent of portable spectrometers and advanced imaging techniques is revolutionizing the way gemologists identify and evaluate gems.

Spectroscopy, for example, allows the analysis of light reflected from a gemstone, revealing details about its chemical composition. This technology laptop offers analysis rapid and accurate directly on the field.
Advanced imaging techniques, such as computed tomography, allow detailed exploration of the interior of gems, revealing otherwise invisible inclusions or features. This contributes not only to more accurate identification, but also to an in-depth understanding of the internal structure of gems.

Another key innovation is the introduction of blockchain to track the origin of gems. This decentralized technology provides an immutable record of transactions, ensuring transparency and authenticity of gemstones. This is critical in combating the trade in counterfeit gems or those from unethical sources.

For example, GIA and IBM Research have developed an advanced artificial intelligence system designed to revolutionize diamond purity assessment. Using AI, this system relies on data from millions of diamonds examined by GIA's expert diamond appraisers, promising significant advances in the consistency, accuracy and speed of appraisal.
The future of gemological identification seems projected toward the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. With sophisticated algorithms, it will be possible to analyze a vast database of gemological data to further improve the accuracy of appraisals and identify unique features.

In 2023, the Gübelin Gem Lab unveiled Gemtelligence™, a system that ensures consistency in the analysis of colored gemstones and determines the origin of emeralds, rubies, and sapphires using artificial intelligence and deep learning. This system uses a deep learning architecture to evaluate a wide range of analytical data, offering reliable analysis based on decades of experience accumulated by the Gübelin Gem Lab.

In conclusion, technology is revolutionizing gem identification, providing professionals with increasingly advanced and efficient tools. This evolution promises a future in which gemstone identification will be even more accurate, faster, and able to ensure the authenticity and traceability of gems in the global market.

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