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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
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
GIA
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
GIA mistaken
‘Lab-Grown’ Diamond Turns Out to Be Natural
A client of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) wrongly submitted a natural diamond as a lab-grown stone, the organization said.
News Feb 06, 2019 Rapaport News
ABN Amro
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
Patrick Evans
Ex-Dominion CEO to Launch Lab-Grown Venture
The former CEO of Dominion Diamond Mines is launching a lab-grown-diamond venture targeting the bridal market, the Financial
News Jan 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Flanders Synthetic.
Flemish Govt. Backs Industrial-Synthetics Factory
A Belgian regional authority will invest EUR 2 million ($2.3 million) in a production facility for industrial synthetics. The
News Jan 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Foundry
Diamond Foundry Hikes Output, Prices
Diamond Foundry is increasing its production more than tenfold and raising wholesale prices 15%, as it predicts an uptick
News Jan 09, 2019 Joshua Freedman
WD synthetic
Synthetics Maker WD Gets Cash Injection
Private-equity firm Huron Capital has made a “significant” investment in WD Lab Grown Diamonds, forecasting sharp growth for
News Jan 08, 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
Podcast
Podcast: Scandal, Synthetics and No-Shows
Whether it’s a blessing or curse, we’re certainly living in interesting times, and 2018 delivered a host of standout developments
Features Dec 20, 2018 Rapaport News
Top 10 2018 montage
Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds went mainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the
News Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Lightbox 2
Lightbox to Launch Rings and Bracelets
De Beers plans to expand its Lightbox product offering next year after observing strong consumer interest in its
News Dec 03, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Cards Aainst Humanity.
1.5ct. Synthetic Diamond Sells for $32
Cards Against Humanity, famed for its politically incorrect party games, sold a lab-grown-diamond engagement ring for
News Nov 28, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Bharat Diamond Bourse
Mumbai Exchange Mulls Lifting Synthetics Ban
Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is considering allowing synthetic-diamond trading on the exchange premises, its president told
News Nov 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Gassan Diamond factory in Amsterdam
CIBJO Won’t Bow to FTC Diamond Definition
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) is likely to keep the word “natural” in its definition of diamonds for the
News Oct 11, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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