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Podcast July 2021
Podcast: From Tech Mogul to Lab-Grown Advocate
Lusix, an Israel-based lab-grown diamond company, is expanding its production capabilities amid rising demand for the category,
News Sep 13, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Spots ‘Precise’ Attempt at Lab-Grown Fraud
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has uncovered a synthetic diamond with a forged inscription that fraudsters used
News Sep 13, 2021 Rapaport News
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GIA Spots Synthetic Ruby with Filling Treatment
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has identified a laboratory-grown ruby filled with lead glass — a rare phenomenon,
News Jul 21, 2021 Rapaport News
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Fenix Defeats WD in Synthetics Lawsuit
A US judge has thrown out WD Lab Grown Diamonds’ lawsuit against a rival synthetics brand that the company
News Jun 27, 2021 Rapaport News
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IGI Identifies 6ct. Lab-Grown Submitted as Natural
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has discovered a 6.18-carat synthetic diamond that fraudsters had misrepresented as natural
News Jun 10, 2021 Rapaport News
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Sarine Partners with Cutting Firm on Lab-Grown
Sarine Technologies has entered into a collaboration with diamond-industry consultancy Constell Group that will focus on improving
News May 26, 2021 Rapaport News
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GIA Sees Spike in Synthetics Fraud
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has seen a rise in submissions of lab-grown diamonds with counterfeit inscriptions that
News May 18, 2021 Rapaport News
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Natural-Diamond Trade Hits Back at Pandora
Leading trade organizations have lashed out at Pandora’s recent statements about lab-grown stones, claiming the retailer
News May 09, 2021 Rapaport News
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De Beers Reveals Growing Synthetics Demand
Nearly half of US consumers would seriously consider acquiring lab-grown diamonds, believing them to be a fun, fashionable and lower-priced
News Mar 29, 2021 Rapaport News
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US Luxury Group Buys Stake in Lab-Grown Maker
Clikia Corp., a specialist in affordable luxury, has acquired a stake in Aether Diamonds, a synthetics producer that claims to grow
News Feb 07, 2021 Rapaport News
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IGI Lab-Grown Reports to Indicate Treatments
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has updated its grading report for synthetic diamonds to include information
News Jan 21, 2021 Rapaport News
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‘Naturalmark’ Aims to Defeat Undisclosed Synthetics
A new project to combat undisclosed synthetics has launched in India, offering retailers low-cost screening and inscription using
News Jan 03, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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Bharat Diamond Bourse Votes to Allow Synthetics
Members of Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) have voted in favor of allowing lab-grown trading on the premises of the
News Dec 30, 2020 Rapaport News
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Mumbai Bourse to Vote on Lifting Synthetics Ban
Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is on the verge of allowing lab-grown trading, with members due to vote on the
News Dec 21, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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Diamond Foundry Opens Dubai Sales Office
Diamond Foundry, one of the largest synthetics producers, has opened an international sales and distribution office in Dubai,
News Dec 07, 2020 Rapaport News
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Consumer Awareness of Synthetics Soars
The proportion of consumers who have heard about lab-grown diamonds has risen to 80% in 2020, up from 58%
News Nov 01, 2020 Rapaport News
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WD Opens Up Lab-Grown Patents to Distributors
WD Lab Grown Diamonds has entered into patent sublicensing agreements with two synthetics companies, enabling them
News Oct 25, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Unveils New Lab-Grown Reports
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has launched its new grading reports for lab-grown diamonds, offering
News Oct 15, 2020 Rapaport News
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GIA Now Able to Screen Fancy-Shaped Melee
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has expanded its melee-screening capabilities, with the organization now able
News Aug 24, 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
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