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Sarine Unveils New Solution for Melee Diamond Traceability

Sarine Technologies released a new completely data-backed verifiable traceability solution for melee diamonds, in collaboration with Rubel &Ménasché, a French maison for high-end jewellery, on 2 October 2023.


According to Sarine, the new solution is based on the actual measurement of the diamonds in their rough stage, continuing through the polishing activities, until fully polished. Parcels containing large quantities of diamonds undergo initial registration on Sarine's new high-productivity Autoscan Plus system. This is followed by planning and quality control measurements throughout the manufacturing process. The process concludes with the verification of the polished diamonds. This process is based on the same technologies used for larger diamonds in Sarine's well-established Journey™ traceability paradigm, with the necessary adjustments to scale up for the larger quantities and smaller sizes of the melee diamonds. A comprehensive pilot test program was successfully conducted with one of Rubel & Ménasché suppliers of high-quality melee diamonds. This pilot tested the solution's feasibility and effectiveness across varied diamond types and manufacturing processes, validating its potential to streamline melee traceability cost-effectively.


The innovative solution addresses the essential need for the verifiable traceability of melee diamonds, which, though smaller, constitute the bulk of the diamonds set in diamond jewellery. To guarantee responsible sourcing of melee and enhance consumer confidence, Sarine specifically aims to enhance the certainty regarding the diamonds' provenance, by establishing a verifiable documented link between the rough diamonds and their origin and the polished stones used in the jewellery piece. Sarine is already known for its proven traceability of larger diamonds. With the new solution, the company now extends this capability to small stones in large quantities, further advancing the industry's transparency and traceability efforts.


Joey Lager, Rubel & Ménasché CPO, stated: “The introduction of a scientific traceability solution for melee diamonds is an important milestone. Our successful collaboration with Sarine is testament to this, and I am convinced of its transformative impact on the industry.”


Sarine’s CEO, David Block, said: “This initiative reaffirms our commitment to a more transparent diamond industry. We are dedicated to providing data with the highest level of assurance, enabling the industry to offer reliably sourced and manufactured sustainable products, ensuring a viable future. It is a pleasure to collaborate with partners such as Rubel & Ménasché, sharing a common vision of transparency and excellence.”



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