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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
HRD
HRD Makes Key Changes to Lab-Grown Reports
HRD Antwerp has changed the language it uses in its lab-grown-diamond certificates to match its reports for natural
News Mar 06, 2019 Rapaport News
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
Diamond Foundry machine
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
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
Avi's Story
Everything Changes, Some Things Stay the Same
The diamond and jewelry trade tends to be reactive rather than proactive. That was clear during the
Analysis Nov 08, 2018 Avi Krawitz
JCPenney Richline Grown with Love
Major US Retailers Embrace Synthetic Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds will feature at some of the largest US retailers this holiday season, with J.C. Penney, Macy’s
News Nov 01, 2018 Rapaport News
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
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
IIJS 600
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
Wave Ring
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
Industry Response 150
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
Jewelry 150
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
JVC
FTC Extends Deadline for Jewelry Guides Changes
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has extended the deadline to file comments about changes to its Jewelry
News Mar 03, 2016 Mordy Rapaport
jewelry
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
FTC to Discussion on Revising Jewelry Marketing Guides
Press Release: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will conduct a roundtable discussion on June 19, 2013
Press Release Apr 30, 2013 JVC
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