November 30, 2020

What Is a Hybrid Diamond?

I am asked frequently about hybrid diamonds, CVD diamonds, and HPHT diamonds. There is a huge surge of companies..

November 18, 2020

Lab Grown vs. Natural Diamonds

One of the most controversial issues in the diamond business today is not real vs. fake. It is not authentic vs...

November 19, 2019

Synthetic Diamonds: A Call for Action

The synthetic diamonds vs. real diamonds debate continues. Natural diamond rarity means that the real stones continue..

August 30, 2019

Are Lab Created Diamonds Ethical?

Are diamonds ethical? This question has prompted interest in lab created diamonds because consumers believe that this..

June 18, 2019

What Is an Eco-Friendly Diamond, Really?

The Federal Trade Commission recently sent warnings to eight lab-grown and simulated diamond companies. They describe..

June 04, 2019

How Accurate Are Diamond Testers?

How accurate is a professional diamond testing machine? This is the question the Diamond Producers Association set out..

April 26, 2019

3 Reasons Technology Can't Replicate Real

What's real matters. Diamonds are rare, and lab created diamonds seek to challenge it. Yet are they really diamonds?..

April 19, 2019

Real Is Rare. Synthetic Is Manufactured.

Lab diamonds have become the subject of a heated debate. Are they as valuable as real, natural diamonds. Lab diamonds..

April 12, 2019

How to Ensure Your Diamond Accents Are Real

Diamond accents can make or break a piece of jewelry. They can be the difference between an awe-inspiring ring that..

March 11, 2019

Do Lab Created Diamonds Test as Real?

Do carbon lab diamonds pass a diamond test to qualify as real? The answer is both yes and no. There are different ways..