Presented by the International Gemological Institute
New lab-grown diamonds (LGDs) aren’t just changing our size and quality paradigms: the design landscape is widening, literally, as new rough crystals come in handy for shaping planes rarely or never seen before. , like the 13.28ct Hamsa-inspired pendant above. .
The widening landscape
Rough diamond developed by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is different. CVD growth occurs vertically, layer after layer. The result is cube-shaped rough crystals that lend themselves as well or better to shallow shapes than traditional shapes with depth, opening up a new world of possibilities for diamond design.
As new diamond patterns are paired with advanced color saturation techniques, we see a range of creative products emerge, from traditional shapes like pears, marquises and ovals with a truly generous spread to stepped cuts with deep unique
knowledge is power
IGI hosts seminars, webinars, and continuous e-learning courses for industry professionals, trade organizations, and retail jewelers across multiple industries, including major luxury brands.
“There’s a lot going on in our industry right now,” says North American President Avi Levy. “Those who are familiar with the latest developments will best serve their customers.”