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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
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
Gassan Diamond factory in Amsterdam
CIBJO Won’t Bow to FTC Diamond Definition
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) is likely to keep the word “natural” in its definition of diamonds for the
News Oct 11, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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
Argyle 150
Diamond Resources Might Not Be Forever
While it’s true that value comes from rarity, no natural resource lasts forever, and the rare
News Aug 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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
Jewelry 150
Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Diamonds, Says FTC
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expanded its definition of “diamond” to include those grown in a laboratory, as part
News Jul 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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
DPA
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
GIA synthetic inscription forgery
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
IJL 2017
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
Lab-Grown Diamodn Jewelry
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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