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FTC Issues Warnings to Synthetics Sellers
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent letters to eight companies selling lab-grown or simulated diamonds, warning
News Apr 03, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA
GIA Aligns Lab-Grown Reports with FTC Standards
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has updated the language in its lab-grown-diamond certificates to conform to the recent
News Mar 31, 2019 Rapaport News
CIBJO
CIBJO Calls for Synthetics Treatment Disclosure
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has specified the need to disclose treatments when it comes to both natural
News Mar 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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IGDA: Lab-Grown Diamonds Poised for Upswing
The lab-grown-diamond sector is enjoying a spike in awareness among US consumers and is starting to make headway in the engagement-ring market,
News Feb 11, 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
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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
CIBJO
CIBJO Urges Diamond Consultation with FTC
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has proposed it work with other industry groups to consult with the
News Oct 23, 2018 David Brough
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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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Weak Rupee Raises Hopes for Indian Exports
A weaker rupee against the US dollar has helped boost exports to leading markets such as the US and China,
News Aug 13, 2018 David Brough
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Podcast: Synthetics, Swatch and the Summer
In the latest Rapaport Diamond Podcast, the team discusses the US Federal Trade Commission’s new guidelines for
News Aug 08, 2018 Rapaport News
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DPA Raises Concerns over Synthetics Marketing
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is worried lab-grown diamond suppliers will use the new Federal Trade
News Aug 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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Industry Hopes to Appeal FTC Rulings
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) intends to persuade the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to change its
News Jul 29, 2018 Rapaport News
FTC
RAPAPORT TRADE ALERT – July 27, 2018
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new Guides for the Jewelry Industry.
Trade Alert Jul 29, 2018 Martin Rapaport
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Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Diamonds, Says FTC
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expanded its definition of “diamond” to include those grown in a laboratory, as part
News Jul 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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Federal Trade Commission Seeks Feedback on Proposed Changes to Jewelry Guides
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking comments by April 4, 2016, on the latest draft of proposed changes to the
News Dec 30, 2015 Rapaport News
JVC
Jewelry Trade Groups Request FTC Guidance on 'Made in the USA' Claim
Press Release: On June 17, 2014, four trade associations, along with the Richline Group, asked the
Press Release Jun 18, 2014 JVC
JVC
JVC Responds to FTC Revisions on Guides for the Jewelry Industry
Press Release: The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has filed a response to a second round of inquiries from the
Press Release Jun 11, 2013 JVC
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