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Did you know? The market share of Lab Grown Diamonds (LGDs) is forecast to increase to 10% (of the worldwide diamond market) by 2030 from 3% currently. LGDs also cost up to 40-50% less than natural ones.
Source: Goldiam International presentation
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What are LGDs? - Lab grown diamonds (lab created, man-made, engineered diamonds) are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth mined diamonds, but are more affordable than mined diamonds.
They mirror actual diamonds as they consist of carbon atoms structures.
Are LGDs real diamonds? - Even the most sophisticated gem laboratories certify them as diamonds. Only difference is the origin as they are grown under controlled environment in a lab and not mined from earth.
How are LGDs made? - Natural diamonds grow through intense heat and pressure which over millions of years transforms carbon atoms into diamonds. Lab-created diamonds grow in the same way, only through a man-made process that takes several weeks.
LGDs begin a with tiny piece of diamond, known as diamond seed. This seed is placed inside a special chamber designed to mimic conditions within Earth’s crust. The seed coated in pure carbon transforms into a synthetic diamond, chemically identical to natural diamond.
Type of methods to make LGDs - High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).
CVD is a relatively new technique but more popular in use. HPHT process typically produces yellow or brown diamonds of lower economic value. Low costs associated with CVD production and low space consumption has led to a greater adoption of the CVD manufacturing technique.
Comparison between Natural diamonds and LGDs - LGDs can be distinguished from natural diamonds only with tests using specialized equipment. LGDs available for purchase should always come with a gem certification identifying them as laboratory grown.
Source: Katalyst Wealth research
Industry info - The global LGDs market size was valued at $19.3 Bn in 2020, and is projected to reach $49.9 Bn by 2030 at a CAGR of 9.4%. LGDs market share is forecast to amount to 10% of the diamond market worldwide by 2030 from current 3%
Major global players - BD Diamonds, Clean Origin, De Beers Group, Diam Concept, Diamond Foundry Inc., Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co., Mittal Diamonds, New Diamond Technology LLC, Swarovski AG, and WD Lab Grown Diamonds.
Global market share - Like any manufacturing industry, China is by far the world's largest producer at 50% + share of LGD production. India comes 2nd at 15% and US is 3rd at 13% (Source: Statista)
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SEBI Research Analyst Registration No. INH100001690
Research Analyst Details
Name: Ekansh Mittal Email Id: [email protected]
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