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Signet starts selling lab-grown diamonds online

07 may 2019

signet_logo_news.pngSignet’s e-tail platform, James Allen, has started selling laboratory-grown diamonds, becoming the firm’s first entity to do so, reported.
Signet CEO Virginia Drosos last year stated that the company's research shows that female shoppers create the demand for jewelry with lab-grown diamonds.
The online retailer, which was acquired by Signet in 2017, will sell synthetic diamonds of a high category of transparency and color. On the website, consumers can create rings with their own design. The option “choose a stone” has now added the ability to choose between “lab-created diamonds” and “natural diamonds”. 
Oded Edelman, the president of James Allen, commented: “We’ll test it, and we’ll see if we can make significant sales. We are not interested in just selling a few diamonds.”
The lab-created diamonds will also be offered at the e-tailer’s first brick-and-mortar store, which opened last year in Washington, D.C.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels