manufacturing

  • Mined or lab-made diamonds? The answer is personal

    Lab-grown diamonds, made for decades as an inexpensive alternative to mined stones for industrial purposes, are cracking the consumer market, largely thanks to millennials' evolving shopping tastes.

  • Natural vs Synthetic: De Beers Reputation Depends on Spotting the Difference

    In nature it takes billions of years to produce a diamond, or a laboratory can grow one in days and to the untrained eye, it looks the same. For De Beers, telling the difference is fundamental to protecting its reputation as the world's leading diamond firm by value and holder of a roughly 30 percent share of the market for genuine rough diamonds.

  • What causes the color change in diamonds?

    Natural-colored diamonds are created in the same fashion as the traditional white diamonds with one unique difference. When foreign particles are trapped during the crystallization process, it affects and alters the chemical process, therefore creating the unique colors.