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Revolutionising the diamond industry


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

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NRI-owned diamond technology firm awarded in Singapore


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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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,

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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 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

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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

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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 dominate the jewellery industry – and its consumers.
Long-time traditional diamond miners

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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

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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

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


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

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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

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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

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Lab-grown or naturally mined? Taking a look at the diamond dilemma

Panna Munyal
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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A Visit to the World’s Largest Diamond Greenhouse

May 09, 2015 Kat Goh fashion, featured, lifestyle, shopping, Singapore heartland

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

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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

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Diamonds On Demand

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.

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Singapore-Grown Diamonds

Singapore-grown diamonds
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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World’s largest diamond greenhouse opens in Singapore

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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‘Diamond-growing’ firm shines in productivity race

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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A solitaire’s story

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..

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Press Releases

Earth Day Diamond: Scientific Breakthrough

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,

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