Looks at surface fluorescence by illuminating with short-wave ultra-violet light. An image of this is then view-able on a screen and a decision can be made as to whether the stone is natural or synthetic.
Loose polished stones are held in place by a vacuum holder. A modified holder for large stones is available. And a small stone holder is provided with the high magnification version. It is also possible to look at some mounted goods such as stud earrings and simple rings, by changing the holder assembly using the adapters provided. The colour of the fluorescence, the fluorescence pattern and the absence or presence of phosphorescence will differ depending on the stones natural or synthetic origin. To aid user interpretation of blue fluorescing CVD synthetics, easy to change filters are provided, which enhance synthetic-specific features. The DiamondView is approximately 20cm in width, 40 cm in depth and 25cm in height.

Explore the DiamondView


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    Standard magnification Size range: 0.05ct - 10.00ct - High Magnification size range: 0.01ct-0.20ct - Designed to work with the DiamondSure and AMS machines


Looks at surface fluorescence by illuminating with short-wave ultra-violet light.

Colourless HPHT Synthetic

Colourless HPHT synthetics showing blocky growth sectors

DiamondView Standard

Image showing a 0.20ct Type I natural stone under DiamondView Standard magnification

G Filtered

Showing a ‘G filtered’ image where the blue fluorescence is removed to reveal ‘synthetic’ features such as growth

High Magnification Version

Image showing a 0.20ct Type I natural stone under DiamondView high magnification

Octahedral Growth Banding

Diamond showing natural octahedral growth banding

O Filtered

O filtered image in which the striations are clearly visible

Type II Diamond

Type II Diamond showing natural dislocation features

Unfiltered Blue

Unfiltered blue fluorescing CVD synthetic showing

Yellow Diamond

Showing blocky growth sectors

Instrument Features

  • Mains power adaptor cable with plug (for destination country)
  • USB A-B cable
  • IEEE1394 FireWire 6-pin cable
  • Software CD (Windows 7 compliant)
  • Calibration samples (calcite & ball bearing)
  • Suction cups (2 x 2.5mm & 2 x 3.5mm)
  • Sample height-setting gauge
  • Jewellery holder
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User manual
  • 1 year parts/service warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

Can other gemstones be tested on the instruments?

The DiamondSure, AMS and DiamondView are designed for looking at diamonds, synthetics and simulants. The DiamondPLus is for diamonds only.

What size range of diamonds can be tested?

DiamondSure, 0.10 – 10cts

DiamondView, standard magnification for stones mainly in the  0.05 – 10cts size range, and high magnification for viewing for melee sized goods 0.01–0.20 ct, such as AMS referrals and for viewing fine detail on large stones

DiamondPLus, 0.05 – 10cts

AMS, 0.01 – 0.20ct

What colour range of diamonds can be tested?

DiamondSure, colourless, near-colourless & yellow

DiamondView, all colours

DiamondPLus,  colourless, near-colourless & brown

AMS, colourless, near-colourless & yellow

Can you test rough diamonds or is it just polished?

All the instruments are designed for looking at polished gemstones.  As-grown synthetic stones have a very different shape to natural diamonds therefore should be easily distinguished by eye.  It is when they are polished that it becomes more challenging.

Although the instruments are mainly for gemstone use, the DiamondView is also a very good research tool for looking at polished samples and cross-sections.

Do the instruments come with training?

The DiamondSure and DiamondPLus are very simple to use therefore a manual and a quick step guide is sufficient.

The DiamondView however does need more training as the user needs to be able to capture and interpret a fluorescence image of the stone.  Example images are provided with the software and a training day can be provided at our Maidenhead, UK office.

For AMS IIDGR sends an engineer to you facility to carry out the installation and provide user training.

Is there a warranty with the instruments?

All the instruments come with a one year parts and service warranty. This is extended for AMS under the terms of the annual fee.

Who do I contact if I have a problem with my instrument?

You can request support via our website. Go to Instrument Support.

Are manuals supplied with the instruments?

Yes the standard practice is that a manual is supplied in the language of the country of destination. If this is a new destination there may be a small delay whilst the manual is translated.

If something goes wrong with the instrument or I need technical support is there a local office in my country?

Technical support can be offered from the UK by phone, email or web conferencing tools. We have an engineer based in India, who you may be referred to.

Are the instruments CE marked?

Yes all of the instruments are CE marked; details of compliance to specific international standards can be found on the individual certificates of conformity which are available upon request.

Are the instruments ROHS and WEEE compliant?

Yes they are and this is declared on the declaration of conformity.

Are the instruments FCC compliant?

Yes, all instruments are FCC compliant.

Are the manufacturers of the instruments ISO9000 registered?

No, the manufacturers of the instruments do not have ISO9000 registration.

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