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Nov 3, 2021 10:53 AM   By Rapaport News
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The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) has revamped itself, aiming to attract the raft of companies that have entered the sector in recent years.

“IGDA 2.0 will provide focused services to support the growing number of global lab-grown diamond companies,” Dick Garard, the organization’s executive director, said Tuesday. “We have an aggressive strategic plan that begins with the involvement of the entire global lab-grown diamond industry, many longtime supporters, and the welcome addition of newer, younger members.”

The nonprofit group launched originally in 2016 as a central point of communication, education and development for the synthetics industry. The overhaul will include a new website, a broader advisory board, and the introduction of promotional material, as well as training for sales associates and the creation of a network of international chapters.

Image: Rough lab-grown diamond. (Shutterstock)
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