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The future for lab-created diamonds

The natural diamond industry refers to them as ‘synthetic’, while the producers of these gems prefer the moniker ‘lab-created’ or ‘lab-grown’. Personally, I think ‘man made’ is the proper description. Yet, regardless of terminology, the development of diamonds not created by nature is advancing faster than ever before.

Commodities > Precious-stones

The future for lab-created diamonds

The natural diamond industry refers to them as ‘synthetic’, while the producers of these gems prefer the moniker ‘lab-created’ or ‘lab-grown’. Personally, I think ‘man made’ is the proper description. Yet, regardless of terminology, the development of diamonds not created by nature is advancing faster than ever before.

The future for lab-created diamonds

Will natural diamond demand crack under increased competition from the synthetic market?

The technology for commercially producing man made diamonds has existed since the 1950s, but it was not until about five years ago that an engagement-ring-quality equivalent hit the market.