Morrisville: The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA), an industry-wide association formed by diamond growers, lab-grown diamond distributors, suppliers, retailers and technical experts, is pleased to welcome 8 new members since its launch in February. Numined Diamonds, Fair Trade Jewellery Co., The Gold Concept Jewelry and Design, Caraxy, M. Geller, Schubach Enterprises, D.NEA and DM Gems India are now IGDA members.
IGDA, which was launched in February, was founded by more than 10 leading lab-grown diamond producers, distributors, retailers and technical experts. The first ever lab-grown diamond industry association intends to represent the lab-grown diamond industry, promote lab-grown diamonds as a new choice and educate about various unique qualities and applications of lab-grown diamonds.
Patron Member and secretary general, Richard Garard who is also the CEO of the Microwave Enterprises, (US) said, “We are very pleased to welcome new members to our association. 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. We will continue to work with all our members and ensure that precise & technically correct information about lab-grown diamonds is available to both, trade and consumers.”
One of the primary goals of IGDA is to ensure that lab-grown diamonds are presented in a fair and technically correct manner across geographies as well as all commercial and consumer verticals.
Other IGDA members include, 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, who will be instrumental in their contribution to support the lab-grown diamond industry and IGDA initiatives.