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Martin Rapaport: Synthetic Ethics
Synthetic diamonds are a fundamental threat to the natural diamond industry. They are not just a competitive product
News May 23, 2019 Martin Rapaport
RapNet to Vote On Synthetics
RapNet to Vote on Synthetics
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 22, 2019, Las Vegas … RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network
Press Release May 22, 2019 Rapaport
GIA CVD
GIA Spots Natural-Synthetic Hybrid Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered a synthetic layer that improved the weight and color
News May 20, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA synthetics detectors study Mar 2019
DPA Puts Synthetics Detectors to the Test
A synthetics detector costing less than $7,000 is one of only two machines that conclusively identified 100% of lab-grown
News Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Irradiated melee
GIA Spots CVD Stone in Parcel of Treated Melee
In a rare case, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered an irradiated chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond
News Feb 10, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA mistaken
‘Lab-Grown’ Diamond Turns Out to Be Natural
A client of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) wrongly submitted a natural diamond as a lab-grown stone, the organization said.
News Feb 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough
‘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
Lightbox 2
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
Small Rough
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
GIA 150
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
Diamond swapping
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
Podcast
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
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
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
Swarovski 150
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
De Beers Lightbox 150
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
De Beers 150
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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