The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA), a representative body formed by diamond growers, lab-grown diamond distributors, retailers, suppliers and technical experts, has added eight new members.
The companies include, Numined Diamonds, Fair Trade Jewellery Co., The Gold Concept Jewelry and Design, Caraxy, M. Geller, Schubach Enterprises, D. NEA and DM Gems India. They join original IGDA members IIa Technologies, Microwave Enterprises, Washington Diamonds, New Diamond Technology, Scio Diamond, Golcondia, Pure Grown Diamonds, Polished Diamond Company, Diamond Foundry, MiaDonna & Company and Chatham Created Gems & Diamonds.
IGDA, launched in February, intends to represent the lab-grown diamond industry, promote lab-grown diamonds as an alternative to natural stones and educate about various unique qualities and applications of lab-grown diamonds. The association also attempts to ensure that lab-grown diamonds are presented fairly and in a technically correct manner.
“We are very pleased to welcome new members to our association,” said Patron Member and secretary general, Richard Garard, who is also Microwave Enterprises (US) CEO. With nearly 20 lab-grown diamond companies registered as IGDA members, we now have lab-grown diamond companies from the US, China, Singapore, India, Philippines, Russia, Canada and Hong Kong which truly makes us an international industry platform.”