NOVA : The Diamond Deception (2000)

Genres - Business, History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Physical Sciences  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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A diamond is a diamond is a diamond, or is it? Nova exposes the decades-old race to manufacture the perfect fake in Nova: The Diamond Deception. Since the 1950s, huge companies have sought a way to make industrial stones. Many, including General Electric, were semi-successful. The result was a copy so real it came with flaws built into the duplicate atomic structure. Machines had trouble telling the difference. Now, renegade groups are getting into the act, making fake diamonds in Russian and China. They lead the way in poser technology using only outdated equipment. Nova presents the possibility of a more competitive diamond market where gems are made and monopolies are broken.

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industry, jewel, manufacturer