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August 11, 2017

How do you determine the color of a thing that the more colorless it is the more it is worth?

Thanks to a diamond colorimeter completely locally made. A product resulting from the joint work of a company based in Cavalese (TN), Gemmarum (which for the occasion created the spin-off Gemchrom) that operates in the field of tools for the analysis and cutting of precious stones, the research Center for Materials and Microsystems of Fondazione Bruno Kessler, and  Trento-based EOPTIS.

Valentino Proietti – director of Gemchrom – explained during the presentation meeting of the instrument that was held in Cavalese in June, that being able to determine with certainty the color of the diamond, and therefore its purity, can have a huge value for the market. The more the stone is colorless, in fact, the more it is worth. A challenge in which all those who have tried to produce this kind of product have engaged. With the help of Eoptis, a company that designs and manufactures optoelectronic instruments and vision systems, and that of Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Gemmarum worked on the interaction of light with stone, analyzing over 5,000 stones for a total value of about 10 million Euros.

A collaboration that lasted four years and allowed to win a bet and – FBK president Francesco Profumo said – “will create jobs, new opportunities for young people, new growth opportunities, including cultural growth, for the Fiemme Valley, by opening up to the world and attracting workers from abroad. ”

The videos feature Interviews with FBK researchers involved in the development of the instrument prototype (Francesco Ficorella, Amos Collini and Paolo Lori).

Video interviews recorded at Cavalese on 6/13/2017 at the presentation of the instrument.
Report by M. Lucianer (FBK Press Office)
Music: Kevin MacLeod (incomptech.com)

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