MORRISVILLE, NC, 21 APRIL, 2016: The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA), an industry-wide association formed by diamond growers, lab-grown diamond distributors, suppliers, retailers and technical experts, is pleased to welcome 8 new members since its launch in February. Numined Diamonds, Fair Trade Jewellery Co., The Gold Concept Jewelry and Design, Caraxy, M. Geller, Schubach Enterprises, D.NEA and DM Gems India are now IGDA members.

IGDA, which was launched in February, was founded by more than 10 leading lab-grown diamond producers, distributors, retailers and technical experts. The first ever lab-grown diamond industry association intends to represent the lab-grown diamond industry, promotelab-grown diamonds as a new choice and educate about various unique qualities and applications of lab-grown diamonds.

Patron Member and secretary general, Richard Garard who is also the CEO of the Microwave Enterprises, (US) said, “We are very pleased to welcome new members to our association. With nearly 20 lab-grown diamond companies registered as IGDA members, we now have lab-grown diamond companies from the US, China, Singapore, India, Philippines, Russia, Canada and HongKong which truly makes us an international industryplatform. We will continue to work with all our members and ensure that precise & technically correct information about lab-grown diamonds is available to both, trade and consumers.”

One of the primary goals of IGDA is to ensure that lab-grown diamonds are presented in a fair and technically correct manner across geographies as well as all commercial and consumer verticals.

Other IGDA members include, IIa Technologies, Microwave Enterprises, Washington Diamonds, New Diamond Technology, Scio Diamond,Golcondia, Pure Grown Diamonds, Polished Diamond Company, Diamond Foundry, MiaDonna &smp; Company and Chatham Created Gems & Diamonds, who will be instrumental in their contribution to support the grown diamond industry and IGDA initiatives.

International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) is a not-for-profit organization that Represents Lab-Grown Diamond industry, will Promote Lab-Grown Diamonds and Educate about various unique qualities of Lab-Grown Diamonds and their applications.Founded in the US, IGDA seeks to serve as the central point of communication, education, development and growth of the industry.The association will enable the Lab-Grown Diamond industry to present itself effectively to consumers who wish to have a genuine choice in diamonds, commercial sectors which require high quality and consistent supply of diamonds to develop diamond-based applications, and the larger diamond processing industry.IGDA strongly believes that Lab-Grown Diamonds have the potential to not only extend the applications of diamonds but also to increase the size, value and employment for the diamond industry.

Press Enquiries: press@theigda.com

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