Advanced Search

Charles & Colvard Embraces Lab-Grown Diamonds

Sep 21, 2020 7:10 AM   By Rapaport News
Comment Comment Email Email Print Print Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Share Share
RAPAPORT... Charles & Colvard, the producer of synthetic-moissanite jewelry, has launched a line of bridal and fashion pieces featuring lab-grown diamonds.

“There is a growing awareness of and demand for lab-created gems,” Don O’Connell, the company’s CEO, said last week. “We believe this addition will allow us to tap into the estimated $5.2 billion lab-created diamond opportunity, thus capturing greater market share.”

The new brand, Caydia, will feature round brilliant, oval- and cushion-shaped stones in “optimal” carat weights, Charles & Colvard said. The lab-grown diamonds will have Gemological Institute of America (GIA) color grades ranging from E to G, and clarity of VS1 or higher, as well as excellent cut, polish and symmetry. All the settings will comprise responsibly sourced precious metals, including 14-karat gold, 18-karat gold, and platinum.

Like Charles & Colvard’s moissanite jewelry, Caydia lab-grown diamonds will be available in engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, it added.

Image: Jewelry from Charles & Colvard’s new line of lab-grown diamonds. (Charles & Colvard)
Tags: bracelets, Bridal, Caydia, Charles & Colvard, Don O’Connell, earrings, engagement rings, fashion, Gemological Institute of America, GIA, lab-grown diamonds, moissanite, necklaces, Rapaport News, Synthetic diamonds, Synthetics, wedding bands
Similar Articles
Comments: (0)  Add comment Add Comment
Arrange Comments Last to First
© Copyright 1978-2021 by Rapaport USA Inc. All rights reserved. Index®, RapNet®, Rapaport®, PriceGrid™, Diamonds.Net™, and JNS®; are registered TradeMarks.
While the information presented is from sources we believe reliable, we do not guarantee the accuracy or validity of any information presented by Rapaport or the views expressed by users of our internet service.