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Podcast July 2021
Podcast: Behind De Beers’ Strategy
The digital drive influencing the diamond industry is only going to intensify, stressed Neil Ventura, the company’s
News Nov 30, 2021 Rapaport News
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Lightbox Now Declaring Post-Growth Treatments
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown brand, has started disclosing the treatments it uses to create its synthetic diamonds — but
News Nov 03, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers’ Lightbox Debuts Sales of Loose Stones
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond brand, will begin selling loose stones in an effort to make its products more
News Oct 19, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Launches Larger Lab-Grown Diamonds
De Beers will introduce stones of up to 2 carats from its Lightbox lab-grown diamond jewelry line, along with a high-end
News Aug 22, 2021 Rapaport News
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Ex-De Beers Exec Joins Inscription Specialist
Opsydia, a diamond security company, has appointed De Beers veteran Jonathan Kendall as a non-executive director.As a board member, Kendall
News Jun 29, 2021 Rapaport News
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Blue Nile to Sell Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamonds
Blue Nile has launched an exclusive line of Lightbox lab-grown diamond jewelry, its first foray into synthetics
News Oct 29, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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De Beers Adds 10 Jewelers to Lab-Grown Roster
De Beers will expand the availability of its Lightbox line of lab-grown diamond jewelry through partnerships with 10 independent
News Oct 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Sally Morrison
Sally Morrison Returns to Natural Role at De Beers
De Beers has appointed Sally Morrison director of public relations for natural diamonds. The long-serving branding specialist
News May 18, 2020 Rapaport News
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Lightbox Delays New Production Plant to 2021
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond jewelry brand, has delayed commissioning its new facility in Portland, Oregon, by a few
News May 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
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Lab-Grown Marketing: Multifaceted Messaging
When lab-grown diamonds first started to make noise in the consumer jewelry market, much of the marketing power
News Mar 11, 2020 Rachael Taylor
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De Beers Optimistic After 2019 Earnings Slump
De Beers gave a positive outlook for 2020 due to an improvement in the industry’s inventory situation, despite growing concerns
News Feb 20, 2020 Rapaport News
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De Beers Adds Grading Specs for Lightbox
Lightbox has added grading information for its synthetic white diamonds in an effort by the De Beers brand to bring
News Feb 18, 2020 Rapaport News
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
Podcast June 2019
Podcast: Lightbox – the Synthetics King?
On the first anniversary since the launch of Lightbox, Rapaport’s Avi Krawitz sat with managing director Steve
News Jun 05, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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CIBJO Calls for Synthetics Treatment Disclosure
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has specified the need to disclose treatments when it comes to both natural
News Mar 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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De Beers: No Need to Flag Synthetics Treatments
De Beers claims it doesn’t need to disclose treatments to its lab-grown diamonds, placing itself at odds with many synthetics
News Feb 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Veneita
Higher Costs Hit De Beers Profit
De Beers’ earnings fell in 2018 due to the costs of new initiatives such as its Lightbox synthetics business. Underlying
News Feb 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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GIA Sheds Light on De Beers’ Synthetics
Two white lab-grown diamonds from De Beers’ Lightbox brand have G color and VS clarity, the Gemological Institute
News Feb 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Synthetics Threat Will Grow, Says ABN Amro
The impact of lab-grown diamonds on the industry will significantly increase in the next two years, according to ABN
News Jan 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Lightbox
De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launch a line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox
News Dec 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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