Nirupa Bhatt

Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, GIA In­dia & Mid­dle East, Mum­bai

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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.

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