…but now there’s lab-grown stones. Doesn’t it make sense then to get more carats for your cash than risk blood on your ring finger, asks Marisha KarwaRead More
A CHANCE meeting in 2001 between Dr Devi Shanker Misra, who has several decades of diamond growth experience gained while with the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, and members of the Mehta family, fourth-generation professionals in the gem and jewellery industry, resulted in the formation of IIa Technologies Pte Ltd.
According to chief executive officer Vishal Mehta, that meeting created a synergy of knowledge and industry
SINGAPORE: An NRI-owned firm has been honoured in Singapore for being one of the fast growing Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).
Singapore-based IIa Technologies, the world leader in grown diamond technology, recently received the prestigious SME100 Award.
“We are extremely proud to have won the SME100’s Fast Moving Companies’ Award. The award is a recognition for SMEs like IIa Technologies which has established one of the world’s most advanced diamond growing greenhouses right here in Singapore, the innovation hub of Asia,” Vishal Mehta, CEO, IIa Technologies said.
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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,
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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 Type IIa rough diamond.
A recent report, Grown diamonds, a sunrise industry in India: prospects for economic growth, by the PHD Chamber of Commerce says the grown diamonds industry has the potential to employ over 1 million people considering production could touch around 150 million carats. It currently employs 2,000 people only across the globe for an estimated 360,000 carats.
Grown diamond polishing could be an answer to India’ s diamond industry blues, which is facing sluggish demand in international markets. Surat, the diamond capital of India that polishes eight out of ten rough diamonds in the world, has seen 20,000 people rendered jobless in the
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
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 dominate the jewellery industry – and its consumers.
Long-time traditional diamond miners
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
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
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
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
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
May 7, 2015 Updated: May 10, 2015 11:53 AM
“Nature does not want diamonds to form any longer.”
Thus begins my initiation into the controversial world of lab-grown diamonds. Fortunately, continues Vishal Mehta, the chief executive of the Singapore-based IIa Technologies, while the supply of naturally forming diamonds may eventually run out, it is now possible to “grow” gem-quality diamonds that have exactly the same composition
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It’s a diamond, and yet not quite a diamond. No, it’s not cubic zirconia if that’s what you are thinking.
Singapore-based IIa Technologies has developed a revolutionary method to grow colourless and high-quality Type IIa diamonds. Yes, you’ve heard that right – diamonds can be grown. And, in IIa Technologies’ case, the diamonds are grown in a 200,000
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
Most of us know that diamonds are mined from the earth, but did you know that they can also be grown in the laboratory?
AsianScientist (Apr. 4, 2015) – Diamonds are must-haves on engagement rings, in addition to being a universal symbol of class and status. It is thus no surprise that upwards of US$79 billion is generated globally from the sale of these precious gemstones every year.
How to grow a diamond
IIa Technologies shows us how they grow their beautiful diamonds, step by step.
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Diamonds have been growing right here, under our noses, in sunny Singapore! Find out what the differences between grown diamonds and mined diamonds are, and why lab-grown diamonds are 7 times more eco-friendly than mined ones.
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SINGAPORE — Gem lovers will soon be able to purchase made-in-Singapore diamonds: A facility launched yesterday by IIa Technologies will produce artificial diamonds that are physically and chemically identical to their natural counterparts.
Singapore-based IIa Technologies on Tuesday, 17 March, 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.
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SINGAPORE: Local diamond manufacturer, IIa Technologies, on Tuesday (Mar 17) officially launched its diamond greenhouse in Singapore, touted to be the world’s largest.
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Diamond “grower” IIa Technologies has turned in a gem of a performance by increasing productivity five-fold research papers for sale in the past three years.
The improvements stem from the introduction of a central monitoring system run on iPads and a computerized process to control environmental conditions.
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SINGAPORE — Developing niche specialisations in industry will create opportunities for Singaporeans to develop advanced skills, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the opening of a diamond greenhouse today (March 17).
SINGAPORE – It takes years of searching, hours of labor and tonnes of energy to find, process and cut a diamond so that it is suitable for sale. But at IIa Technologies, they have reduced the process to just a few months.
IIa Technologies plans to increase research and development (R&D) collaboration with universities and technical institutes in India, Singapore and the US.
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What is a diamond? Is a lab-grown stone the same as a mined one? Marisha Karwa looks through a scientific and cultural periscope to see what happens when we use technology to replicate nature’s ways..
IIa Technologies’ co-founder and CEO on cracking the technology to grow the purest and rarest form of diamonds and offering consumers an alternative.
The concept of lab-grown diamonds is not new — it goes back almost seven decades. But it began beingproduced commercially barely a decade ago. Currently, such diamonds are produced by less than half a dozen companies worldwide….
Lab Grown Conversation.pdf
Laboratory-grown Type IIa rough diamonds displayed at the company’s Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (MPCVD) facility in Singapore…
The emergence of IIa Technologies has lighted a new ray of hope for the diamond traders in India…
IIa Technologies allows research institutions and technology leaders to customize the diamond to fit applications specific to their requirements.
IIa Tech claims to be one of the world’s largest producers of Type II diamonds, the purest and rarest form of
IIa Technologies, a Singapore based company, is growing diamonds using small diamonds…
IIa Technologies, a Singapore-based firm, has found a way to grow diamonds on after eight years of thorough
A Singapore-based firm, IIa Technologies Pte Ltd; has found a way to cultivate these rocks
Singapore-based IIa Technologies has found a way to grow diamonds on a commercially-viable scale after eight years of
Singapore, 15 June 2016 – Singapore-based IIa Technologies, the world leader in Grown Diamond technology, received the prestigious SME100 Awards for Singapore’s Fast Moving Companies on June 10, 2016.
Independently researched, ranked and published by SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine,
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
World ‘s Largest Lab-Cultivated Pure Grown Diamond & World’ s Largest Diamond Growing Greenhouse Unveiled
Saves Dwindling Natural Resources, Eco-Systems & Wild Habitats
Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette Previews Only True Eco-Friendly, Conflict Free Diamond
NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 — On this, the 45th annual Earth Day,
Announces launch of ‘Cultured in Singapore’ brand initiative for its origin-guaranteed diamonds
Singapore, 17 March 2015 – Singapore-based IIa Technologies, the world leader in Grown Diamond technology, today announced the launch of the world’s largest diamond greenhouse, a 200,000
Dynamic discussion aims to bring grown diamond industry to greater heights
Single Crystal Diamond Plates grown by IIa Technologies
Singapore, 28 January 2015 – Singapore-based IIa Technologies, a global leader in diamond growing technologies, recently organized its first-ever roundtable
Meeting: Inaugural Grown Diamond Roundtable Conference “The Future of Grown Diamonds”
Agenda: Discussion on Grown Diamonds and CVD Technologies
Date: December 2, 2014
Location: Boston, MA (2014 Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Fall Meeting and Exhibit)
Host/Coordinator: Dr Devi Shanker
Attested by major research institutes, IIa’s diamond plates are ideal for sophisticated medical and technological applications
Single Crystal Diamond Plates grown by IIa Technologies.
Singapore, 30 September 2014 – Singapore-based IIa Technologies, the industry leader in Grown Diamond technology,
Singapore, 18 September 2014 – IIa Technologies, a leading high quality diamond grower, is pleased to announce that it has been certified as having met the international standards of ISO 14001:2004, an Environmental Management Standard and ISO 9001:2008, a Quality