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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
Stone inspection
The 10 Most Read Stories of 2019
There’s a running joke here at Rapaport News that if we just put “GIA,” “De Beers” and “synthetics” into
News Dec 31, 2019 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
Dubai Conference Lab Grown Panel
Synthetics vs. Natural: The Battle over Value
In a jam-packed program, the Dubai Diamond Conference set the stage well for its main bout: finally,
Analysis Nov 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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
Diamond Foundry polished stone
GJEPC Mulls Separate Lab-Grown Membership
India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is considering a new membership category for lab-grown-diamond traders
News Aug 29, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA
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
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