Undisclosed lab-grown diamonds got readers clicking in 2017. So did auctions, the GIA, and a carat-eating dog.
RAPAPORT... Global news followers will likely remember 2017 as the year of sexual-harassment claims, the fall of Robert Mugabe, and Donald Trump’s entry into power. But many in the diamond trade had their minds focused on topics far closer to home, judging by what they were clicking on this year.
Readers of Diamonds.net were most drawn to articles that were likely to strike fear into their hearts. And at the moment, few things keep traders up at night more than the threat of undisclosed synthetics. Topping the list of most-read stories on Diamonds.net this year were four separate stories about the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) identifying stones that laboratories had produced using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT).