Managing Director, GIA India & Middle East, Mumbai
Lab-grown diamonds have existed for many years and have recently been more available to consumers, offering them an additional jewellery choice. Synthetic diamonds may have a place in the gem and jewellery market, only as long as they are properly disclosed at each point in the supply chain, and especially to the end consumer.
Mankind has created synthetic alternatives for many of nature’s gifts – be it wood or gemstones. The value of natural products will always remain. I believe the natural diamond industry can continue to promote these rare gemstones created by Mother Nature billions of years ago in extreme temperatures and pressures as each diamond is unique.