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A Call for Synthetics Transparency
Among the challenges of assessing the lab-grown diamond market is the lack of published data on the sector. That’s
Analysis Jul 22, 2021 Avi Krawitz
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Fenix Defeats WD in Synthetics Lawsuit
A US judge has thrown out WD Lab Grown Diamonds’ lawsuit against a rival synthetics brand that the company
News Jun 27, 2021 Rapaport News
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Amplify Our Environmental Message
When Pandora announced that it was moving to synthetics because the segment aligned with its sustainability goals,
Analysis Jun 24, 2021 Avi Krawitz
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Opening Up About Lab-Grown
Two philosophies have emerged regarding how the lab-grown market will develop.The first sees synthetics in the
Analysis Jun 17, 2021 Avi Krawitz
Green Rocks new facility in Nof Hagalil, Israel
New Synthetics Facility to Open in Israel
Lab-grown diamond producer Green Rocks is launching a new facility in Israel, pledging to operate the center in accordance with
News Jun 14, 2021 Rapaport News
Podcast June 2021
Podcast: After Pandora, Is Cartier Next?
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast looks at Pandora’s decision to focus on lab-grown stones instead of mined goods, and whether
News Jun 08, 2021 Rapaport News
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GIA Sees Spike in Synthetics Fraud
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has seen a rise in submissions of lab-grown diamonds with counterfeit inscriptions that
News May 18, 2021 Rapaport News
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Natural-Diamond Trade Hits Back at Pandora
Leading trade organizations have lashed out at Pandora’s recent statements about lab-grown stones, claiming the retailer
News May 09, 2021 Rapaport News
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Watchdog Warns Diamond Council over Ads
A US advertising regulator has rebuked the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) over its environmental claims following a complaint
News Apr 22, 2021 Rapaport News
Diamond Foundry
Diamond Foundry Gets Warning over Ads
An advertising watchdog has urged Diamond Foundry to amend its marketing, claiming that some of its language could
News Apr 01, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Reveals Growing Synthetics Demand
Nearly half of US consumers would seriously consider acquiring lab-grown diamonds, believing them to be a fun, fashionable and lower-priced
News Mar 29, 2021 Rapaport News
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Lab-Grown Prices Have Slumped, Bain Says
Increased synthetic-diamond production led to a price drop last year, giving lab-grown a greater share of the fashion-jewelry market,
News Feb 08, 2021 Leah Meirovich
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US Luxury Group Buys Stake in Lab-Grown Maker
Clikia Corp., a specialist in affordable luxury, has acquired a stake in Aether Diamonds, a synthetics producer that claims to grow
News Feb 07, 2021 Rapaport News
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IGI Lab-Grown Reports to Indicate Treatments
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has updated its grading report for synthetic diamonds to include information
News Jan 21, 2021 Rapaport News
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GSI Now Testing for Undisclosed Natural Diamonds
Gemological Science International (GSI) has launched a service that tests lab-grown diamond jewelry for undisclosed natural
News Jan 19, 2021 Rapaport News
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New Book Reports Favorable Forecast for Luxury
Erwan Rambourg is certain that luxury sales will increase in the coming decade as companies adapt to emerging trends
News Jan 12, 2021 Joyce Kauf
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‘Naturalmark’ Aims to Defeat Undisclosed Synthetics
A new project to combat undisclosed synthetics has launched in India, offering retailers low-cost screening and inscription using
News Jan 03, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Bharat Diamond Bourse
Bharat Diamond Bourse Votes to Allow Synthetics
Members of Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) have voted in favor of allowing lab-grown trading on the premises of the
News Dec 30, 2020 Rapaport News
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Major India Trade Body Adds Lab-Grown Membership
India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has introduced a new membership category for lab-grown
News Dec 27, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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Mumbai Bourse to Vote on Lifting Synthetics Ban
Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is on the verge of allowing lab-grown trading, with members due to vote on the
News Dec 21, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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