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WD Opens Up Lab-Grown Patents to Distributors
WD Lab Grown Diamonds has entered into patent sublicensing agreements with two synthetics companies, enabling them
News Oct 25, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA lab-grown diamond reports
GIA Unveils New Lab-Grown Reports
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has launched its new grading reports for lab-grown diamonds, offering
News Oct 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished diamonds
‘Grading’ Is Just for Natural Diamonds, Says CIBJO
Laboratories should reserve the term “grading report” for natural diamonds rather than lab-grown stones, the
News Oct 13, 2020 Rapaport News
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Charles & Colvard Embraces Lab-Grown Diamonds
Charles & Colvard, the producer of synthetic-moissanite jewelry, has launched a line of bridal and fashion pieces featuring
News Sep 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Now Able to Screen Fancy-Shaped Melee
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has expanded its melee-screening capabilities, with the organization now able
News Aug 24, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA to Give Full Color, Clarity Grades for Lab-Grown
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is launching a new digital report for lab-grown diamonds that will feature
News Aug 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Synthetic colored diamonds
De Beers Scores Partial CVD Patent Victory
A court has awarded a limited victory to De Beers’ synthetic-diamond production unit in a patent dispute with Singapore-based grower IIa
News Feb 09, 2020 Rapaport News
WD Lab Grown Diamonds
WD Sues Diamond Growers over CVD Patents
The companies behind WD Lab Grown Diamonds have filed three lawsuits against competitors, accusing them of infringing
News Jan 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Benny Landa
Tech Pioneer Sees Future for Synthetics in Israel
Israel has an opportunity to forge a new specialism in diamond synthesis as its polishing sector diminishes, according to a leading hi-tech
News Jan 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Stone inspection
The 10 Most Read Stories of 2019
There’s a running joke here at Rapaport News that if we just put “GIA,” “De Beers” and “synthetics” into
News Dec 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
LakeDiamond diamond platelet with tweezer
De Beers Issues Synthetics Guidelines
De Beers has provided its rough-diamond clients and Forevermark partners with guidelines on how to operate in the lab-grown
News Dec 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Dubai Conference Lab Grown Panel
Synthetics vs. Natural: The Battle over Value
In a jam-packed program, the Dubai Diamond Conference set the stage well for its main bout: finally,
Analysis Nov 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers sightholder office
De Beers Sightholders Embracing Synthetics
Few in the diamond industry were surprised by the news that Rosy Blue chief Dilip Mehta had
News Nov 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Lightbox
Lightbox to Debut at Bloomingdale’s, Reeds
De Beers will partner with two major retailers to promote Lightbox, its brand of affordable lab-grown diamond jewelry.
News Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
WD
Lab-Grown Sector Gears Up for Eco Audit
Six synthetic-diamond companies have signed up for a pilot program aimed at creating a sustainability standard for the sector.
News Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Antwerp Beurs
Antwerp Bans Lab-Grown from Trading Floors
The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has introduced a ban on lab-grown sales in Antwerp’s four trading halls. While
News Oct 10, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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GJEPC Mulls Separate Lab-Grown Membership
India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is considering a new membership category for lab-grown-diamond traders
News Aug 29, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA
DPA Grades Scanners for Synthetic Melee
An official industry-wide project to test lab-grown detectors has expanded its efforts to melee, a segment of the market highly
News Aug 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Lab-grown rough diamond
India Differentiates Synthetics Imports
India has introduced an import classification code solely for lab-grown rough diamonds, enabling the industry to keep
News Jul 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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JCK Lab-Grown Section Shows Rising Demand
At JCK Las Vegas, lab-grown-diamond exhibitors have mushroomed nearly as much as opinions about the stones themselves. To accommodate
News Jul 10, 2019 Jennifer Heebner
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