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JCK Announces: Gemesis to Mass-Produce Lab-Grown/Synthetic Colorless Diamonds

December 1st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Read the article HERE

What concerns me a bit is the fact that the CEO and President of the company, Stephen Lux, is reported by JCK as stating, “the industry should not fear his product” and that he has asked for trade leaders to stop labeling his stones “synthetic.” This would lead to some serious confusion in an already confusion filled Industry! It would open up many angles for scammers and unscrupulous sellers, as well as those who just are not familiar with proper terminologies, to exploit this synthetic diamond product! After all, if it is grown in a lab by man, then it is a synthetic material, period.

It is further mentioned that the stones will have inscriptions on their girdles identifying them as Gemesis products. But, also mentioned in the article, and one of the first things that popped into my mind, a simple bezel settings will negate the inscription, sadly.

They are reportedly producing over 1,ooo carats of white synthetic diamonds per month, that is quite a bit! They are also reportedly using the CVD method to grow these synthetic diamonds, rather then the more commonly used HPHT method.

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