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Synthetic diamonds' price differential continues to rise

News flow from the diamond industry in 2018 has been dominated by the launch of commercial synthetic diamond jewellery ranges by prominent industry players.

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A visual comparison of rough lab-created diamonds (left) and natural (right)

New York-based analyst Paul Zimnisky questions how much consumers are willing to pay for laboratory-created precious gems that have no proven resale value and are not bound by the supply constraints