As consumer demand for lab grown diamonds grows, it is more important than ever for retailers, designers, and distributors to accurately understand and be able to discuss the process behind this emerging new jewelry category.
“From Seed to Certification” is a special free webinar that will help retailers and everyone in the lab-grown diamond supply chain understand the process. The webinar, jointly hosted by WD Lab Grown Diamonds and Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL) will provide an inside look at the journey of a lab grown diamond, from initial seed to final certification, followed by an open Q+A session. The session will be held Thursday, February 10, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.
WD’s chief process officer Jonathan Levine-Miles, PhD, a renowned crystal growth scientist, will share step-by-step how WD’s diamonds are grown sustainably in a controlled, safe production environment. From diamond seed selection, to atom-by-atom growth within the chamber, to final finishing by WD’s expert team of scientists and artisans, the tour will shed light on the specialized process of high-quality diamond growth. Once each one-of-a-kind diamond is polished and ready for certification, it proceeds to the next step in its fully traceable, guaranteed chain of custody.
From there, testing, grading, and certifying lab grown diamonds is a complex and lengthy procedure. GCAL’s chief operating officer Angelo Palmieri will walk through the process, providing the facts needed to clearly demonstrate a diamond’s quality and value to the customer. Directly assessing a diamond’s make and light performance, developing its digital certificate, registering its unique Gemprint® fingerprint, and creating 360° and Fire videos are just some of the steps involved. The GCAL team will conclude with an overview of how they work with third-party sustainability certification organization SCS Global Services, Inc. to verify WD’s Sustainability Rated, 100% Climate-Neutral diamonds.