With a surge in demand for investment grade diamonds with certificates running in parallel with the demand for gold, the De Beers Diamond Passport is the first of its kind globally combining forgery-proof security with the ease of authentication.
"While the De Beers Diamond Passport is the first to utilize this new secure identification and authentification technology, its success has enabled us to pursue expanded use of highly sophisticated security measures that include spectral taggants, contactless chips and customized holograms to provide effective, secure and reliable documents to help protect a wide range of valuables and consumer products," said Yuri Sidorenko, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the EDAPS Consortium. "Just as a person's passport photo, date of birth, finger print and history of travel allow immigration authorities to verify who you are and where you have been, we can now verify the 'face' and essential details about a diamond or other valuable item so as to avoid fakes and frauds."
De Beers has previously stated that "the creation of a family heirloom is to be enjoyed by many generations. We take the security of these precious stones quite seriously, which is why we are the first and only jewelry house to offer such certification to our clients."
The De Beers Diamond Passport is but one example of the potential use of the EDAPS security technology to protect global brands whose products are vulnerable to fraud and counterfeit without such documentation in place.
About The EDAPS Consortium
The EDAPS Consortium is the only group in the world with full cycle in-house capabilities to produce and implement the most secure identification documents and accompanying electronic systems. EDAPS combines unrivalled expertise in securing documents and goods by using unique technologies in the fields of lasers, polycarbonate, biometrics, demetallised holograms and elect
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