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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
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
IDE video
Israel Bourse Unveils ‘Real Diamonds’ Campaign
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has launched an international awareness campaign, highlighting the unique features of natural
News Jul 01, 2019 Rapaport News
WFDB External Advisor
Peter Meeus to Advise WFDB on Synthetics
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has hired Peter Meeus as an external adviser. He will be responsible for
News Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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
GIA HPHT
Undisclosed Green Synthetics Raise GIA Eyebrows
Twenty-five undisclosed lab-grown diamonds have turned up at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) — including several with a rare
News May 26, 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
Israel Diamond Exchange
Synthetics: Coming to a Bourse Near You?
The rise of lab-grown diamonds might finally be trickling through to the historic heart of the trade: the diamond
News May 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Aurelien Delaunay
The Gem Lab That Refuses to Grade Synthetics
The French Gemmological Laboratory (LFG) is the oldest of its kind in the world. Founded in 1929, it came into
News May 06, 2019 Marie Chabrol
James Allen synthetic
Signet Enters Lab-Grown Market
James Allen has launched sales of lab-grown diamonds, marking parent company Signet Jewelers’ entry into the
News May 05, 2019 Rapaport News
DiamondDect5
What Makes a Good Synthetics Detector?
The massive project by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers to test and review 18 synthetic-diamond
News Mar 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
Rapaport Feb magazine
Synthetics: A Special Report from Rapaport
The Rapaport Group has published a special report delving into the key issues around lab-grown diamonds.
News Feb 28, 2019 Rapaport
Lightbox
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
Lab-Grown Meat
Synthetics: The Meat of the Matter
In a bold and somewhat savvy move back in January 2018, Tyson Foods, one of the largest food-processing companies
Analysis Feb 21, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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