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Grown-diamond companies around the world are well equipped to start pushing supply to industry – Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta, who has been the CEO of IIa Technologies Pte Ltd (Singapore) since July 2009, drives the company’s global growth plans and strategic planning focused on innovation. He, along with his team, created a commercially viable approach of growing diamonds; and believes that all future innovations in the industry will be led by technology. Vishal comes from a family with a history in the gems and jewellery business, going …Read More

IIa Technologies responds to Element Six’ patent infringement claims

Singapore, January 21, 2016: IIa Technologies is a research-led company and we take pride in our commitment to innovation. The company has developed its processes and products inhouse for which it has been awarded several patents worldwide. We strongly believe in the work that we have done spanning a decade of research and the effort to build a reliable supply for the diamond industry is integral to the future of …Read More

Grown diamonds may be answer to Surat’s woes

Sohini Das/Ahmedabad 09 Jan 16 | 09:52 PM Grown diamonds are expected to meet nearly 1.9 per cent of the global polished diamond sales revenue by 2018, according to Frost & Sullivan’s research estimates. Grown diamonds are cultivated from small diamonds in a greenhouse in carbon-rich environment maintained for 12-14 weeks. By the end of this period, the diamond seed, which has undergone a natural crystallisation process, results in a …Read More

Care for a cloned diamond?

Lab-grown diamonds are as real as mined diamonds and cost far less. But India is yet to accept them Veenu Sandhu December 19, 2015 Last Updated at 00:24 IST In a laboratory in Singapore, a team of modern-day alchemists is hard at work. It has set an arduous task for itself: to match the perfection only nature can promise. It is out to create diamonds of the same quality as …Read More

Rocky question: Would you buy a synthetic diamond?

By Sharanjit Leyl BBC News, Singapore Picture this, you’re about to splash out on a diamond that has costs thousands. It’s expensive because it comes from a mine where it has lain undiscovered for centuries. An alternative is to choose a slightly cheaper and virtually identical one created inside a laboratory in just a few short weeks. So which one would you go for? It’s a question that’s beginning to …Read More

Can you spot a laboratory-made diamond?

21 October 2015 Last updated at 18:00 BST If you’re lucky enough to give or receive a piece of diamond jewellery – do you think you’d know what you’re looking at? There’s a debate raging about whether diamonds created in a laboratory will start to threaten the popularity of natural, mined diamonds. The BBC’s Sharanjit Leyl paid a visit to the world’s largest firm making lab grown diamonds in Singapore.

The Man Who Would Save Our Diamonds

By Sonali Kokra OCT 16 2015 If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, said girl would do well to make friends with 34-year-old Vishal Mehta. Not that he seems like he’d make you swoon with grand gestures and a bevy of carats. But the soft-spoken, slightly chubby-faced executive is who you might have to thank for your future engagement ring — because he’s on a mission to save the diamonds. …Read More

Lab-grown diamonds set to fill projected deficit as mined production declines

18TH SEPTEMBER 2015 BY: ZANDILE MAVUSO CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Technological developments that enable manufacturers to produce grown diamonds have presented the industry with a significant growth opportunity, with a noticeable influence on the economy and the diamond value chain, as researchers predict the demand for grown diamonds to double in the next ten years. This is because, in addition to the jewellery industry, manufacturing and …Read More

Now you can make diamonds in a microwave

by Victor Luckerson     AUGUST 27,2015, 2:06 PM EDT The process takes several weeks. Diamonds really are forever, now that we can manufacture them. There’s a growing market for man-made jewels grown in science labs, Bloomberg reports. The diamonds are made by placing a carbon seed in a microwave chamber and superheating the substance into a plasma ball, which crystallizes into the much-desired jewels. Experts can only tell the …Read More

Want to Make a Diamond in Just 10 Weeks? Use a Microwave

  Microwaved stones—no dirty mines or bloody conflicts—might be a girl’s next-best friends by Hannah Murphy, Thomas Biesheuvel and Sonja Elmquist from Bloomberg Businessweek   The 2.62-carat diamond Calvin Mills bought his fiancée in November is a stunner. Pear-shaped and canary-yellow, the gem cost $22,000. A bargain. Mills, the chief executive officer of CMC Technology Consulting in Baton Rouge, La., says he could have spent tens of thousands more on …Read More