There are those, particularly in the consumer media, who predict that the arrival of lab-grown diamonds will kill the market for natural gemstones. After all, why would consumers pay less for what is essentially the same product, just produced by a different means? Still, the natural trade can point to a notable counterexample: The market for lab-grown colored stones never killed the market for naturals. Which got me thinking: Why is that? And are there any lessons that the… …read more

Source: JCK Online Cutting Remarks – Diamond Industry News – Rob Bates