Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Round Brilliant Diamond, certified by GIA/IGI



IGI Certified Round Brilliant Labgrown Diamond:
0.70 carat
G VVS2
VG VG EX
Price: $1,735

GIA Certified Round Brilliant Earth-Grown Diamond:
0.70 carat
G VVS2
EX VG VG
Price: $3,628

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Lab-Grown Diamonds, a 2020 Trend


Article by EcoWatch:
“Lab-Grown Diamonds, a 2020 Trend”

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Lab-Grown Diamonds, a 2020 Trend”
While keeping track of the new trends in the diamond industry can be hard, it is still an essential task of any savvy consumer or industry observer. Whether you are looking to catch a deal on your next diamond purchase or researching the pros and cons of an investment within the diamond industry, keeping up with the trends is imperative.
Like any industry, the diamond industry is always evolving. This year, manufacturers and consumers alike should be prepared for the changes that the industry will undergo, largely because millennials will be taking over the customer base. Not sure what's to come? Here's everything you need to know about diamond industry trends in 2020.

New Trends in the Diamond Industry
2020 will be a big year for the diamond industry and we've got you covered. Here are the top trends in the diamond industry that you need to know about.

Millennials Are Shaping the Industry
Love it or hate it, millennials are changing the diamond industry. However, while millennials have a reputation for "killing" industries, it would be a mistake to believe that the diamond industry is dying simply because the customer base is changing.
Millennials are making more financially conscious decisions regarding diamond purchases. Many Millennials regard diamond purchases as an investment into the future just as equally as they look at it as an investment into the relationship.
That said, millennials are looking for the most cost effective options that fit within their budget and lab-grown diamonds fulfill all of their needs. So, while the industry is changing, it's not dead. In fact, it might experience its highest growth ever in the coming years, so long as manufacturers consider new trends and act accordingly.

Non-Traditional Options

Lab-Grown Diamonds
It's already been said, but it's worth repeating — millennials are the future of the diamond industry. As with every demographic before them, in order to survive, the industry must make some changes according to the issues of the day.
Many millennials regard climate change and eco-friendly practices as a top deciding factor in their purchases. If your company or brand has environmentally unfriendly practices or is simply towards the end of its mining life, it's imperative to consider making some eco-friendly changes.
Lab diamonds have a significantly lower impact on the environment than mined diamonds. Not to mention, lab-grown diamonds don't differ from mined diamonds in the eyes of a consumer. In fact, mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds differ only in the eyes of an experienced jeweler who is able to read the microscopic inscription on the bottom of the lab diamond.
Overall, lab-grown diamonds have not only increased in popularity, but they are also on the verge of changing the industry. As a less-expensive option that is on par with even the most expensive diamonds, lab-grown diamonds offer the eco-friendliness and affordability that most consumers are looking for.

Other Diamond Alternatives
Outside of lab-created diamonds, other alternatives have popped up as options for couples who'd like to opt out of going with a traditional mined diamond. Although man-made stones are leading the charge in terms of popularity, salt & pepper diamonds, moonstones, and moissanite have also gained traction for being "outside the box" and "non-traditional."

Key Takeaways
Whether you're an industry observer or a savvy consumer, it's important to pay attention to the trends in the diamond industry. Following these trends can help you to prepare for anything from stock drops and saving big on your next jewelry purchase. As the purchasing demographic changes, so will the industry. Millennials are coming out in a big way and shaking up the industry. The need for new mines, lab-grown diamonds, and other diamond alternatives are all big things to look out for in the diamond industry in 2020.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Ready-to-Ship Engagement Ring with side Blue Sapphires in 18k White Gold Trilogy Extravagant

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Princess Cut Diamond, certified by GIA/IGI

IGI Certified Princess Cut Lab-Grown Diamond:
0.71 carat
F VS1
EX VG
Price: $1,882

GIA Certified Princess Cut Earth-Grown Diamond:
0.71 carat
F VS1
EX VG
Price: $2,667

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Monday, April 20, 2020

The gold price hit seven-years high

The gold price hit seven-years high, the graph above shows the prices of gold from 2000-2020. (Source: Yahoo Finance)

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

"How diamonds are grown in lab"

Watch video “How diamonds are grown in lab” - by Financial Times
https://youtu.be/2hrXBwf8ZhQ

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Emma Watson’s Lab-Grown Diamond Earrings with Recycled Gold


Emma Watson, the Harry Potter’s frizzy haired Hermione Granger, or the Disneyland princess Belle, who is also famously known as the Hollywood’s Queen of Ethical Dressing, wore ethically sourced Lab-Grown Diamond Earrings with Recycled Gold during the afterparty at Vanity Fair Oscars in 2018.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Round Brilliant Diamond, certified by GIA/IGI

IGI Certified Round Brilliant Lab-Grown Diamond:
0.50 carat
F VVS2
EX EX EX 
Price: $1,018

GIA Certified Round Brilliant Earth-Grown Diamond:
0.50 carat
F VVS2
EX EX EX
Price: $2,440

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

What are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Article by Geology.com:

“Lab-Grown Diamonds”

https://geology.com/diamond/lab-grown-diamonds/

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What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds that have been made by people. Just like the natural diamonds that form deep within the Earth, lab-grown diamonds are a crystalline form of carbon with a cubic (isometric) crystal structure.
Lab-grown diamonds have chemical, physical, and gemological properties that are the same as natural diamonds. However, the manufacturing processes used to produce lab-grown diamonds give them subtle features that trained gemologists and specialized instruments can use to separate lab-grown diamonds from natural diamonds.
An ability to distinguish natural diamonds from lab-grown diamonds is very important. In the gem and jewelry industry, many people have a strong preference for natural diamonds. They prefer them because they are made by nature and also because of their rarity. As a result, natural diamonds sell for a higher price than lab-grown diamonds. However, many people will gladly buy a lab-grown diamond because they can be purchased at a significant cost savings.
diamond abrasive granules
Diamond Abrasive Granules: Most lab-grown diamond produced today is used to make abrasive granules for cutting, drilling, and polishing processes. The pile of abrasive granules pictured here is about 1 centimeter across and weighs about 0.68 carat. We purchased 100 carats of 270/325 mesh (53/45 micron) diamond abrasive granules for $27.50, or 27.5 cents per carat. Is that less expensive than you would have guessed?
synthetic diamond anvils
Diamond Anvils manufactured from synthetic diamond are used in high-pressure testing and experiments. These anvils were manufactured from CVD diamond. Their bases measure between 5 and 10 millimeters in diameter and their culets between 1.5 and 3 millimeters. [2] United States Department of Energy Image.

A Brief History of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds have been produced since the 1950s. Nearly all of the earliest lab-grown diamonds were put to industrial uses such as making abrasive granules for cutting, drilling, and polishing tools. At that time, lab-grown diamonds had color and clarity issues which made them unsuitable for use as gems.
One of the main incentives for developing methods of producing man-made diamonds was the fact that abrasive tool industries were starting to consume more diamond than could easily be supplied by mining. The young diamond-growing industry had the potential to produce an unlimited and reliable supply of diamond abrasives if the cost of production was contained. This challenge was quickly achieved. Today diamond abrasive granules are produced in hundreds of factories in many parts of the world at a cost of under $1 per carat.
Within a few decades, lab-grown diamonds were being made pure enough and large enough that they could be used in a variety of high-tech applications. Lab-grown diamonds were being used as heat sinks in advanced computers; wear-resistant coatings on tools and bearings; high-durability windows; tiny anvils for high pressure experiments; specialized lenses; speaker domes; and much more.
In 1971 General Electric produced the first gem-quality lab-grown diamonds by the HPHT (high pressure / high temperature) process. The rough was in the form of small yellow crystals, often with metallic inclusions. Earth's atmosphere is 78% nitrogen, and it is the cause of yellow color in diamonds. Trace amounts of nitrogen in a diamond will produce a yellow color. Keeping it out of the diamond growing process was impossible at that time.
In 1989 the first diamonds were grown by the CVD (chemical vapor deposition) process. This process is better suited to growing gem-quality diamonds because fewer impurities are introduced into the diamond.
During the 1990s a small number of gem-quality diamonds were being produced in laboratories, but very few entered the marketplace. These diamonds were costly to produce, and manufacturers needed to reduce costs and improve quality to be competitive in the diamond jewelry market.
By 2010 the quality of lab-grown diamonds had improved significantly. A small but increasing number of lab-grown diamonds began entering the gem and jewelry market. Today, several companies are creating commercial quantities of beautiful lab-grown diamonds with spectacular clarity and color. Now, several percent of the diamonds entering the gem and jewelry marketplace are laboratory-grown.
In recent years, much work has been done to develop instruments that can be used to separate natural diamonds from lab-grown diamonds. Numerous companies are racing to develop a low-cost machine with a low error rate. Diamond identification abilities are needed for automatic sorting of large quantities of diamonds. Low-cost instruments are also needed for use in jewelry stores and pawn shops.
diamond lenses
Diamond Lenses: A photograph of concave parabolic diamond x-ray lenses. Diamond lenses for focusing x-ray beams have been in use since the late 1990s. The lenses in this photo are about 1 millimeter across. [3]

Separating Natural and Lab-Grown from Imitation

An ability to positively identify natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, and the many imitation materials is essential today for several reasons. First, significant price differences exist between these materials. Second, diamond customers are cautious and want to know exactly what they are buying. And, third, the reputation of every business that sells diamonds is at risk.
Diamond merchants who do not monitor and confirm the identity of inventory coming into their business expose themselves to the risk of financial loss, civil liability, and a loss of reputation. Misidentified merchandise and fraud can enter the supply chain at any level. A barrier for merchants is the high cost of testing equipment. Screening instruments cost thousands of dollars.
Fortunately, both lab-grown and natural diamonds are distinctly different from the many diamond imitations such as cubic zirconia and synthetic moissanite. These imitations differ from lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds in many ways. They have a completely different chemical composition and a variety of different physical properties. Competent gemologists can easily recognize the imitations. Most jewelry professionals, with training and practice, can separate imitations from natural and synthetic diamonds with a simple testing device that can be purchased for less than $200.
synthetic diamonds
Synthetic Diamonds grown in the High-Temperature Materials Laboratory of the Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute. Photo by Wikipedian Lidvig14, used here under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

Differences Between Lab-Grown and Natural

Contrary to some marketing messages, lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds are not identical in every way. Lab-grown diamonds are produced at Earth’s surface by two different processes: HPHT (high pressure high temperature) and CVD (chemical vapor deposition). Diamond crystals grown in these manufacturing processes inherit characteristics of the manufacturing process that can be used to tell them apart. These characteristics can also be used to separate them from natural diamonds.
Some lab-grown diamonds can be separated from natural diamonds by a trained gemologist using standard tools. Using a gemological microscope, the gemologist can sometimes identify inclusions or other features that are unique to HPHT-grown diamonds, CVD diamonds or natural diamonds.
Using a microscope that enables observations using ultraviolet light can reveal growth patterns unique to these different types of diamonds, but most gemologists do not have this equipment. Even if the gemologist had that equipment, and the necessary training, many diamonds would not be identified with certainty. Thus, more sophisticated tools are needed.
Fortunately, several companies have invented portable screening devices that can separate natural diamonds from lab-grown diamonds. These devices correctly identify about 98% of natural diamonds and refer all other stones (lab-created diamonds, imitation materials, and the remaining 2% of natural diamonds) for additional testing. The cost of these screening devices starts at about $4000. More sophisticated devices that successfully separate natural, lab-grown, and imitation stones from one another can be purchased, but the cost for these starts at about $20,000, which is quite costly for many small businesses. To buy and sell with safety and confidence, a business must invest in the knowledge of its staff and obtain the necessary equipment.

Google searches for lab-grown diamonds
Google Trends: The image above is a screenshot from Google Trends, an online tool used to display changes in the number of people who type specific queries into Google. It can also track the relative number of people querying Google for a variety of terms. The chart above shows the relative number of people searching Google for five different queries: lab grown diamonds, synthetic diamonds, man made diamonds, lab created diamonds and natural diamonds. At the time this Google Trends chart was created (January 2020), the query "lab grown diamonds" had recently exploded from the least frequently searched into the most frequently searched of these five queries. The author believes that this surge in the use of the term "lab grown diamond" was produced by the initial, and sustained, advertising used by De Beers in the launch of their Lightbox Jewelry project. It is possible that De Beers has made a long-term mark on search query language. (Please Note: People generally do not use hyphens in search queries - you can check this for yourself on Google Trends.) If you would like to explore the current status of these search queries, please click here.
Names for lab-grown diamonds


Names for Lab-Grown Diamonds: These are some of the names that people use to refer to lab-grown diamonds: Cultured, CVD/HPHT (Chemical Vapor Deposition / High-Pressure High-Temperature), Synthetic, Man-Made, LGD (Lab-Grown Diamond), and Lab-Created, among others.

Appropriate Names for Diamonds

A wide variety of names have been used for diamonds that have been made by people. In the early days, the names "synthetic diamonds" and "man-made diamonds" were most often used. Synthetic diamonds was the more scientific name and the name used among technical people. Man-made diamonds was a name used by much of the general public.
Until recently the name "lab created" was used much more often than "lab grown". In December of 2013 the number of people using the name "lab created diamonds" as a Google search query was rivaling the use of "man made diamonds", which was the dominant search query for these materials at that time. In February of 2017 "lab created diamonds" became the clearly dominant query. (You can see this history for yourself in the graphic above.)
Then a major shift hit the language of Google search queries. In June of 2018, "lab grown diamonds" shot up to the leading position. This date is coincident with the first appearance of heavy online advertising for the Lightbox diamond brand of De Beers. Their ads and their website clearly used the name "lab-grown diamonds." Their product launch most likely changed the language being used by people searching Google. It also caused a major increase in the number of people who queried Google for information about diamonds made by people.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Marquise Brilliant Diamond, certified by GIA/IGI

IGI Certified Marquise Brilliant Lab-Grown Diamond:
0.70 carat
F VS2
EX EX
Price: $1,873

GIA Certified Marquise Brilliant Earth-Grown Diamond:
0.70 carat
F VS2
VG VG
Price: $3,329

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Can you spot a laboratory-made diamond?

Article and Video by BBC:
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-34598366/can-you-spot-a-laboratory-made-diamond



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Friday, April 3, 2020

Largest Lab-Grown Pink Diamond 5.01 carat

Riverdale actress Camila Mendes wore the Largest Lab-Grown Pink Diamond 5.01 carat to the People’s Choice Awards, worth $175,000.

According to press release, the 5.01ct pink diamond is a square radiant cut, known as the “American Beauty,” it is graded “intense pinkish orange” by the Gemological Institute of America, which applauded the “outstanding gemological features” of the jewel, which was created using a process called chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and noted that “the combination of size, color and clarity make this the most remarkable CVD diamond the GIA has tested so far.”

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BA.sg Labgrown Oval-cut Diamond Proposal Ring

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