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HRD Antwerp
HRD Grades First Lab-Grown All-Diamond Ring
HRD Antwerp has graded the first wearable ringmade completely of lab-grown diamond, it claims. Synthetics producer Dutch Diamond Technologies (DD) created the 3.87-carat, E-color, VVS2-clarity piece from a 155-carat rough chemical vapor deposition...
Polished Markets Feb 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Foundry
Diamond Foundry Hikes Output, Prices
Diamond Foundry is increasing its production more than tenfoldand raising wholesale prices 15%, as it predicts an uptick in demand forlab-grown diamonds. The company believes there is a shortage ofsynthetic-diamond supply while consumer interest in the product is rising....
Polished Markets Jan 09, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Top 10 2018 montage
Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Sotheby's lab grown
Apple Exec’s Lab-Grown Ring Sells at Sotheby’s
A ring made entirely from lab-grown diamond sold for$256,250 at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, beating its presale estimate. The ring doesn’t exist yet and doesn’t have a fixed caratweight, as Diamond Foundry, its manufacturer, will craft...
Mining Dec 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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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 of several changes to its jewelry guidelines. The FTC’s previous definition of a diamond stated: “A diamond is anatural mineral consisting...
Polished Markets Jul 25, 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
Diamond Foundry to Close LA Store 150
Hyped Synthetic Diamond Store Closes
Vrai & Oro, a subsidiary of lab-grown diamond producer Diamond Foundry, will be shutting its Los Angeles store after onlysix months in business, the online jewelry retailer announced in a blog postlast week. Founder and creative...
Retail Jan 14, 2018 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 onFriday. The store in the Row DTLA district of LosAngeles will operate under the Vrai & Oro brand, an online...
Retail Aug 17, 2017 Rapaport News
International Grown Diamond Association AGDA
Synthetics Firms Launch International Grown Diamond Association
Morethan 10 lab-grown diamond producers, distributors and retailers have partneredto launch the International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA), claiming thegroup is the “first” industry body for the synthetics sector.The association aims to represent the...
Technology Feb 04, 2016 Rapaport News
Foundry Diamonds
DiCaprio-Backed Synthetics Firm Lures High-Profile Diamond Cutters
Diamond Foundry, a synthetic-diamond companywith financialbacking from actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs from Princeton and M.I.T, has made two high-profile appointments,including the inventor of the princess cut.IsraelItzkowitz, who invented the...
Technology Jan 25, 2016 Rapaport News
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