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Three Jewelry Veterans Create Clean Origin For The Industry’s Millennial Future: Lab-Grown Diamonds Sold Online

Clean Origin is the digitally-native lab-grown diamond jewelry startup created by Alex Weindling, third-generation diamond merchant; Ryan Bonifacino, former CMO/Digital SVP Alex & Ani; and Terry Burman, former CEO Signet Jewelers, Sterling Jewelers and Zale Corporation.

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Why Are Jewelry Retailers Saying ‘I Don’t’ To Lab-Grown Diamonds If Millennials Say ‘I Do’?

The $80 billion mined-diamond industry is at a tipping point as man-made diamonds are offering consumers a new option. When consumers are given a choice between buying a 1 carat mined diamond for $5,000 or a bigger 1.25 carat lab-grown diamond for the same price, more people are opting for the bigger lab-grown stone. It is […]

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De Beers Launches Lab-Grown Diamonds: Response to Demand or Move to Dominate the Market?

After years of disavowing the authenticity of man-made diamonds grown in a laboratory, De Beers has suddenly seen the light and responded to consumer demand by offering a lab-grown diamond alternative under the Lightbox Jewelry name. That is what the company would have you believe in its recent announcement that advancements in technology have now made it […]

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Jewelry Retailers Must Prepare for a Customer Retreat and Signet Has Been Preparing for this Day

A remarkable thing happened during and after the pandemic: Jewelry sales went through the roof. Personal consumption of jewelry reached $94.6 billion in 2021, up over 50% from the $62.3 billion spent in 2020, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) underlying data. Across the board, American consumers bought a ton of stuff in […]

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Diamond Jewelry Industry Faces a New Threat: Russia Sanctions

Mere weeks ago, Bain and the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC) issued their annual “Global Diamond Industry” report, recounting the diamond jewelry industry’s “brilliant recovery” from the pandemic downturn. Covering the entire diamond value chain from production to consumer sales, it reported, “In 2021, revenue increased 62% [year-over-year] in the diamond mining segment, 55% for […]