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Pandora, Charles & Colvard, Oscar Massin Drop New Lab-Grown Diamond Collections

My research in how both retailers and consumers are interacting with lab-grown diamonds has pointed to the fact that jewelry retailers who stock lab-grown diamonds are clamoring for more finished lab-grown diamond jewelry collections to add to their assortment ahead of the busy holiday season. My eyes are always on new entries to the lab-grown diamond (LGD) market, via my market research firm TheMVEye. And while new players in the space frequently crop up, here are three new collections you might want to seriously consider. Read More

Laboratory Grown Diamonds: A Coming of Age...

Love them or hate them… everyone has an opinion on the fastest expanding category in the jewellery business in years. Not least, this year’s JCK jewellery fair in Las Vegas was unofficially dubbed “the lab grown diamond show” - in view of LMVH’s ground-breaking double-digit million-dollar investment in the Israeli grower LUSIX. Read More

IGI E-Learning To Be a Staple of IGDA Membership

The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) announced recently that the cost of the International Gemological Institute’s (IGI) lab-grown diamond e-learning course will be underwritten for its members, with all six of the institute’s diamond-related courses to be offered on IGDA’s training and education page. Read More

LVMH Makes It Official: Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Luxury

In 2018, the FTC permitted “a mineral consisting essentially of pure carbon crystallized in the isometric system” to be described as a “diamond,” whether naturally occurring or man-made. Ever since then, the jewelry establishment has been erecting barriers of entry for lab-grown diamonds into their lucrative $84 billion global market. Read More

Isabelle Adjani Wears Courbet Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry in Elle Spread

Adjani said: "Courbet's mission is to reinvent jewelry while respecting the environment. I was touched to the heart by their process of creating diamonds, in a high-tech laboratory, because they are real diamonds with the same precious qualities of purity and transparency as those extracted from the bowels of the earth, from those monstrous craters that ruin the environment. Marilyn would have loved to have them as friends, she who loved nature. That's my instinct." Read More

Why Lab-Grown Diamond Sales are Surging

t's proposal season, and engagements are on the rise. So are factory-made diamond sales. Not that you'd know the difference. Man-made diamonds look the same as naturally occurring ones. The only noticeable difference is the price tag. "The result is really stunning," said Edahn Golan, an independent diamond industry analyst. Read More

Investor Group Revives Historic French Brand Using Lab-Grown Diamonds

In a sign that lab-grown diamonds are ready for their moment in the luxury spotlight, a group of Paris-based investors led by former Cartier executives Frédéric de Narp and Coralie de Fontenay have revived a historic but long-forgotten French jewelry name and are positioning the brand for the 21st century with a big focus on man-made diamonds. Read More

Interview With Lusix Chairman Benny Landa

One of the richest men in Israel, Benny Landa (pictured) was named Globes‘ “entrepreneur of the decade” in 2016. After making his name in digital printing, he’s gone on to found and fund a number of businesses, including Lusix, which produces lab-grown diamonds. Here, Landa talks with JCK about why he got into lab-grown diamonds, where he thinks prices and the business are going, and what his company brings to the market that’s different. Read More

Consumer Appetite for Lab Grown Diamonds Grows with Desire for Larger Diamonds

Jean Dousset, a bespoke fine jewelry & engagement ring brand founded by the great-great-grandson of Louis Cartier, released their 2021 Engagement Ring Survey results, revealing consumer insights on lab grown diamond rings, purchasing trends, and preference for larger diamonds in an engagement ring driving consumer appetite for lab grown diamonds. Read More

Diamonds v Trees: The Community Trying to Save its Forest

Developing nations often say they are unfairly targeted by wealthy countries to curb economic growth to protect the planet. This debate is playing out in India where a forest which is home to endangered species is under threat. Billions of dollars' worth of diamond reserves lie in the ground in Buxwaha forest in central India. The Madhya Pradesh state government says the mine will bring jobs but local people say their lives will be destroyed. Read More

Is the Tide Turning for Lab Grown Diamonds?

Diamond Foundry this week announced plans to ramp up its production of lab-growns to 5m carats a year. That's a huge number. Global production of lab growns last year totaled 7m carats. of which just 1m carats were US-grown (according to Statista). So when the Silicon Valley start-up says it's embarking on a fivefold increase, taking its output to 5m carats, it's a game changer. Read More

Beyond the Hype of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Billions of years ago when the world was still young, treasure began forming deep underground. As the edges of Earth’s tectonic plates plunged down into the upper mantle, bits of carbon, some likely hailing from long-dead life forms were melted and compressed into rigid lattices. Read More