A Diamond is no Longer Natural. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) classifies lab-grown as a diamond. On July 24, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expanded its definition of “diamond”. FTC included diamonds, grown in a laboratory, as part of several changes to its jewellery guidelines. The word “natural” has been removed from the…Details
Madestones on VRT: Thierry Silber interviewed about labgrown diamonds on VRT news on 09/04/2018. The VRT is the largest national Flemish Belgian tv channel.
Professional Jeweller caught up with Thierry Silber, founder of Madestones, to discuss the benefits of lab-grown diamonds, trends in the industry, and his prediction for the future. What, in your view, are the benefits of lab-grown diamonds? Lab-grown diamonds offer many advantages because they represent an affordable, conscientious and modern choice. They meet the needs…Details
February and March were very busy monthes for Madestones with the Inhorgenta Munich show and the launch of Madestones Fine Jewellery Collection. The Madestones collection blends high quality lab-grown diamonds with the timeless Antwerp design and craftsmanship. And, because our lab-grown diamonds are up to 50% cheaper compared to Earth-extracted diamonds, we can offer exquisite…Details
We saw the same trend as at the Vicenza show a month earlier. The awareness and interest for lab-grown diamonds is growing fast. Companies that would not consider the use of lab-grown diamonds a few years ago are now rethinking fully and implementing the sales of lab-grown diamonds alongside their mined diamonds. Retailers, designers and…Details
The pear shape of 6.16-carat fancy dark grey-blue diamond, originally given to Queen Elisabeth Farmese of Spain as a wedding gift following her marriage to King Philip V in 1714, has spent 300 years in the private collection of Europe’s royal families. The diamond will go under the hammer at the Magnificent Jewels and Noble…Details
Morgan Stanley reported that laboratory grown diamonds captured 3% market share of the global diamond business in 2017. This percentage is estimated to reach 8% by 2020. It is clear that the consumer definitely welcomes this new diamond product but retailers do not always know how to best fit or position this new product within…Details