|A 5.03-carat emerald-cut blue diamond, grown by New Diamond Technology (NDT) using high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) technology, will be on display today at BaselWorld 2016, announces NDT.
The stone, certified by the International Gemological Institute (IGI), is reportedly described by IGI Worldwide co-CEO Mark Brauner as being of an extremely rare Fancy Deep Blue color.
NDT's president Tamazi Khikhinashvili says, "Our aim is to take a rightful place in the market of lab-grown diamonds as we gain increasing interest from the worldwide jewelry industry. The opportunities are unlimited!" Khikhinashvili says he believes the demand for lab-grown diamond products will increase many times over the coming years.