The lab-grown pink diamonds by Scio Diamond Technology Corporation are now available as finished gemstones.
Scio Diamond gems are being tested in a national marketing program through Helzberg Diamonds, the fourth-largest jewelry retailer in the U.S.
Scio Diamond produces lab-grown rough diamonds between 3 and 5 carats Renaissance Diamonds Inc. processes, cuts and polishes the jewels. The two companies then sell the finished diamonds, in sizes from 1/2 carat to 2 carats and larger, to retailers through a joint venture, Renaissance Created Diamonds.
The diamonds are certified by the International Gemological Institute (IGI).
“We want to provide consumers with a choice in selecting diamonds that satisfy their preferences and needs,” Gerald McGuire, CEO of Scio Diamond, said in a release. “Our highly controlled laboratory setting produces brilliant gems for fine jewelry, so lab-grown diamonds are a new option for today’s savvy shopper.”
The company creates high-quality, Type IIa single-crystal diamonds in a controlled laboratory setting. Scio Diamond said lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical.