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De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launcha line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox Jewelrystarted selling the products online in September, and it’s now looking atexpansion options.The main opportunity to develop...
Retail Dec 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Lightbox to Launch Rings and Bracelets
De Beers plansto expand its Lightbox product offering next year after observing strong consumer interest in its rollout of synthetic-diamond jewelry.The company hopes to introduce stackable rings in the latter part ofthe first quarter, Sally...
Retail Dec 03, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Major US Retailers Embrace Synthetic Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds will feature at some of the largest US retailers this holiday season, with J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Jewelry Television (JTV) anticipating strong growth in the category. Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Richline Group will...
Retail Nov 01, 2018 Rapaport News
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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 Portland, Oregon. The factory will manufacture synthetic diamonds exclusivelyfor De Beers’ new fashion-jewelry brand, Lightbox Jewelry. The...
Manufacturing Jun 28, 2018 Rapaport News
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Diamond Foundry Lauds De Beers Synthetics Bid
De Beers’ entry into the lab-grown market represents a shift inconsumers’ perception of synthetic stones, according to Diamond Foundry. The miner’s introduction of a new line of lab-grown stones forjewelry is key for the acceptance of synthetics in the industry,...
Retail Jun 03, 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. Opsydia uses high-precision lasers to etch imprints — such asnumbers or logos — smaller than one-50th the size of a human...
Technology 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-growndiamonds — a venture that, according to CEO Bruce Cleaver, could eventually bring inrevenue of up to $200 million per year.That figure might be small compared with the miner’s $6billion natural-diamond business,...
Retail 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 undera new fashion-jewelry brand, promising to transform the synthetics sector byoffering pieces at low cost.The company has launched Lightbox Jewelry, which will beginmarketing a new brand of lab-grown...
Retail May 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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