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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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De Beers: No Need to Flag Synthetics Treatments
De Beers claims it doesn’t need to disclose treatments to its lab-grown diamonds, placing itself at odds with many synthetics
News Feb 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Higher Costs Hit De Beers Profit
De Beers’ earnings fell in 2018 due to the costs of new initiatives such as its Lightbox synthetics business. Underlying
News Feb 21, 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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Synthetics Threat Will Grow, Says ABN Amro
The impact of lab-grown diamonds on the industry will significantly increase in the next two years, according to ABN
News Jan 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launch a line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox
News Dec 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Podcast
Podcast: Scandal, Synthetics and No-Shows
Whether it’s a blessing or curse, we’re certainly living in interesting times, and 2018 delivered a host of standout developments
Features Dec 20, 2018 Rapaport News
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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
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Lab-Grown Production Rising 15% Per Year
Production of lab-grown polished diamonds could grow to 17 million carats annually, taking a significant chunk of the market for
News Dec 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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Lightbox to Launch Rings and Bracelets
De Beers plans to expand its Lightbox product offering next year after observing strong consumer interest in its
News Dec 03, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers’ Lightbox Pops Up in New York
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown-diamond brand, has opened a pop-up store in New York for “Cyber Week,” an extension of Cyber
News Nov 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Allows Deferrals at $505M Sale
De Beers’ sales slipped to $505 million at its seventh cycle this year as the miner allowed sightholders to refuse
News Sep 12, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Collage
Five Features Steering De Beers’ Future
De Beers is strengthening its position in the diamond market without obsessing about production, after having made some
Analysis Aug 23, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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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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De Beers Begins Building $94M Synthetics Center
De Beers subsidiary Element Six has started work on its new $94 million lab-grown-diamond facility just outside
News Jun 28, 2018 Rapaport News
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Laser Firm Addresses Diamond Counterfeiting
A University of Oxford spinout has created laser technology that tackles counterfeiting of diamonds by placing a permanent mark on stones.
News May 30, 2018 Rapaport News
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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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De Beers to Launch Line of Synthetic Diamonds
De Beers will begin selling laboratory-grown diamonds under a new fashion-jewelry brand, promising to transform the synthetics sector
News May 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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