Synthetic Diamond Jewelry: Are You Prepared?

The technology for producing gem-quality synthetic diamonds is maturing, the producers are willing and consumers are receptive Synthetic diamond jewelry. Utter these words in the presence of diamond merchants and the result is dissonance. Some embrace the product, some fear it will destroy the industry, some change the subject. Regardless of your position in this debate, one fact remains constant: synthetic diamond jewelry is as predictable as an increase in rough diamond prices. We can predict it will happen, we just don't know when. Why is this product inevitable? Because the pieces are all there: maturing technology, willing producers, receptive consumers. This year marks the 25th anniversary of General Electric's first gem-quality synthetic crystals. Sumitomo of Japan has more than a decade of commercial high-quality synthetics production under its belt. And more recently, De

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