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‘Diamonds and Lies’ Exposes the Real Fake
In the era of fake news and synthetic diamonds, it was a matter of time before the two would meet.
Analysis Dec 06, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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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
Cards Aainst Humanity.
1.5ct. Synthetic Diamond Sells for $32
Cards Against Humanity, famed for its politically incorrect party games, sold a lab-grown-diamond engagement ring for
News Nov 28, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Analysis: A Crisis in Melee
Among the standout trends that have taken shape in the diamond trade this year is the poor
Analysis Nov 27, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Bharat Diamond Bourse
Mumbai Exchange Mulls Lifting Synthetics Ban
Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is considering allowing synthetic-diamond trading on the exchange premises, its president told
News Nov 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Chow Tai Fook Store
Chow Tai Fook Says No to Synthetics
Chow Tai Fook, Hong Kong’s largest jewelry company, has ruled out introducing a line of lab-grown diamonds
News Sep 16, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Melee Parcel Contains Just One Natural Stone
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) found just one natural diamond in a melee parcel containing more than
News Aug 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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Trade ‘Blind to Diamond-Swapping Threat’
Diamond dealers are failing to protect themselves against stone-swapping, and are instead waiting until an expensive loss
News Aug 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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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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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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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
De Beers Lightbox
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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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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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
Praveenshankar Pandya GJEPC at IIJS 2017
New Diamond Panel Tackles Undisclosed Synthetics
A number of organizations have formed a committee to protect natural diamonds against the threat of synthetic ones, Praveenshankar Pandya,
News Jul 30, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Scio
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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