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Singapore opens world’s largest diamond ‘greenhouse’


SINGAPORE: Singapore-based  IIa Technologies opened the world’s largest diamond ‘greenhouse’ in the country, a state-of-the-art laboratory which makes diamonds that cost about 40 per cent less than natural mined diamonds, but with none of the environmental or ethical controversies that surround the precious stones.

Located in the city-state’s Tukang Innovation Drive industrial area, the new 200,000-square-foot facility houses about 200 diamond greenhouse machines that use a revolutionary method known as Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (MPCVD) to grow Type IIa diamonds, the purest diamond that can be found underground.

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