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Lightbox Oregon Plant
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
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
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
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
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
JCK lab grown
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
helzberg lab-grown diamond necklace 150
RapNet Votes No on Synthetic Diamonds
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, June 5, 2019, Las Vegas … Members of RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network
Press Release Jun 16, 2019 Rapaport
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
Rapaport breakfast JCK Las Vegas 2019
Martin Rapaport at JCK: Watch the Full Speech
The diamond industry must invest in new products and ethically sourced natural diamonds to boost profitability and
Video Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport News
MR
RapNet Members Say ‘No’ to Synthetics
The RapNet community has voted overwhelmingly against introducing services for the lab-grown-diamond sector. Members voted
News Jun 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Feb mag cover
Martin Rapaport: Synthetic Ethics
Synthetic diamonds are a fundamental threat to the natural diamond industry. They are not just a competitive product
News May 23, 2019 Martin Rapaport
RapNet to Vote On Synthetics
RapNet to Vote on Synthetics
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 22, 2019, Las Vegas … RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network
Press Release May 22, 2019 Rapaport
GIA CVD
GIA Spots Natural-Synthetic Hybrid Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered a synthetic layer that improved the weight and color
News May 20, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA synthetics detectors study Mar 2019
DPA Puts Synthetics Detectors to the Test
A synthetics detector costing less than $7,000 is one of only two machines that conclusively identified 100% of lab-grown
News Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Irradiated melee
GIA Spots CVD Stone in Parcel of Treated Melee
In a rare case, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered an irradiated chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond
News Feb 10, 2019 Rapaport News
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