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Stop the Lies, Penelope Cruz
As the glitterati gathered for a swank cocktail party on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées to mark Paris Fashion Week,
News Jul 05, 2018 John Costello
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Martin Rapaport on De Beers’ Synthetics
De Beers’ decision to sell synthetic diamond jewelry raises important issues that are fundamental to the future of the
News Jul 04, 2018 Martin Rapaport
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How De Beers Sees Its New Synthetics Business
De Beers is launching a jewelry line featuring laboratory-grown diamonds — a venture that, according to CEO Bruce Cleaver, could eventually
News May 30, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Synthetics Not ‘Real,’ Say US Consumers
Some 68% of Americans don’t consider synthetics to be real diamonds, with most citing the fact that they
News May 22, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Finds Synthetic Diamond with Forged Inscription
Fraudsters forged a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) inscription on a synthetic diamond to make it appear that the stone was
News Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
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UK Show Upbeat Despite Brexit Fears
The International Jewellery London (IJL) trade fair saw brisk visitor traffic and positive sentiment among
News Sep 06, 2017 David Brough
Diamond jewelry retail
Most Retailers Won’t Sell Synthetics Anytime Soon
More than half of retailers will not sell synthetic diamonds in the coming year, according to the results
News Sep 04, 2017 Rapaport News
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Diamond Foundry Opens Synthetics Store
Diamond Foundry, the San Francisco-based producer of lab-grown diamonds, is launching its first brick-and-mortar store on Friday. The
News Aug 17, 2017 Rapaport News
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Scio Diamond to Up Synthetics Production
Lab-grown diamond producer Scio Diamond Technology Corporation will boost its output of synthetic rough diamonds over
News Jul 12, 2017 Rapaport News
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GIA Finds Baffling Flaw in CVD Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) doesn’t usually declare itself stumped, but a recent discovery of a flaw in a synthetic
News Jul 02, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Finds Significant Undisclosed Synthetics
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently uncovered an unusually large number of undisclosed synthetic diamonds mixed in with
News Mar 07, 2017 Avi Krawitz
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De Beers Unveils New Synthetics Detector
De Beers showcased an updated version of its automated melee screening machine, the AMS2, in Hong Kong on Wednesday, claiming
News Mar 01, 2017 Avi Krawitz
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DPA to Scrutinize Synthetic Detection Machines
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) plans to audit synthetics detectors to help the industry navigate its way
News Feb 08, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Joseph Kuzi
Undisclosed Synthetics Reaching Epidemic Levels
The fact that there have not been major headlines screaming at the market about undisclosed synthetics
Profiles Jan 12, 2017 Avi Krawitz
GIA melee testing report
GIA Rolls Out Synthetic Melee Testing Service
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has started accepting stones for its automated melee testing service,
News Dec 06, 2016 Rapaport News
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GIA Spots Undisclosed 5ct. Synthetic Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) reported the “largest” CVD synthetic diamond it has examined to date, after
News Oct 18, 2016 Rapaport News
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AG&J Unveils Synthetic Detection Technique
Analytical Gemology & Jewelry (AG&J) has applied to patent a method for detecting synthetic diamonds that it claims
News Sep 22, 2016 Rapaport News
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ALROSA to Sell Synthetic Detection Equipment
ALROSA partnered with a Russian federal institution to produce synthetic-detection devices, which the miner intends to start selling
News Sep 21, 2016 Rapaport News
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NDT Produces Biggest Synthetic Blue Diamond
New Diamond Technology (NDT) unveiled a 10.07-carat lab-grown diamond that it claims is the world’s largest polished blue
News Sep 20, 2016 Rapaport News
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Lockheed Martin Files Patent to 3D-Print Diamonds
Aerospace company Lockheed Martin filed a patent for making synthetic diamonds from 3D printing. 3D printing can create
News Aug 21, 2016 Rapaport News
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