Synthetics

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Analytical Gemology and Jewelry head Dusan Simic has launched a response to the decision of the GIA to grade laboratory-grown diamonds in what he calls a standardized fashion. “It is also unfortunate that the GIA only made its decision regarding LGDs after the recent publication of the third edition of Laboratory-Grown Diamonds - Information guide to HPHT and CVD-grown diamonds, by myself and Branko Deljanin,” Dusan commented.

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Analytical Gemology and Jewelry head Dusan Simic has launched a response to the decision of the GIA to grade laboratory-grown diamonds in what he calls a standardized fashion. “It is also unfortunate that the GIA only made its decision regarding LGDs after the recent publication of the third edition of Laboratory-Grown Diamonds - Information guide to HPHT and CVD-grown diamonds, by myself and Branko Deljanin,” Dusan commented.

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Gem and jewelry industry experts Dusan Simic and Branko Deljanin have announced that they are set to publish the 3rd edition of their best-selling book Lab-Grown Diamonds - Information guide to HPHT and CVD -grown diamonds.

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Element Six today expressed satisfaction at the successful conclusion of its patent infringement action against IIa Technologies in Singapore. IIa Technologies was found by The High Court of Singapore to have infringed an Element Six patent for proprietary synthetic diamond products and their method of manufacture (Singapore patent number 115872).
 

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An article by the GIA finds that rapid progress has been made in recent few years in High-Pressure, High-Temperature (HPHT) technology. It is able to make melee-size diamonds around 2–3 mm in diameter and large colorless single crystals, and they all feature significantly improved quality and growth rate.

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A range of leading global gem labs and technology firms are to exhibit their technology and equipment which detect synthetic diamonds at the Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium (DDES 2015) in December.

In addition, seminars and panel discussions featuring experts and trade members are also planned.

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Singapore-based IIa Technologies, the world leader in grown diamond technology, announced the launch of the world’s largest diamond greenhouse, a 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that has successfully conceptualized and developed a revolutionary, commercially-viable diamond growing process for colorless, high-quality, type IIa diamonds.

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Pure Grown Diamonds says it has created the largest laboratory-grown diamond which it grew in late November and is certified by the International Gemological Institute.

It is a near colorless 3.04 carat, round stone, I color, SI1 clarity, very good cut stone that is up for sale for $23,012 on Pure Grown Diamonds' website.

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India's Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is launching an operation to discover which diamond factories in Surat are manufacturing synthetic stones.
 
The launch of the probe follows alarm in the worldwide diamond trade recently over undisclosed lab-created diamonds being sold with natural melee stones, including in India.
 

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Members of the global diamond industry may still get the nomenclature wrong, calling them synthetic diamonds stones, but no matter what the name lab-created, lab-grown or cultured diamonds are causing considerable panic. Almost without trace, the output of factory-created diamonds has grown to an all-time high.

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