The largest laboratory-grown diamond to date, weighing 35 carats, has been examined and graded by the International Gemological Institute (IGI), the largest independent gemological laboratory in the world.
The new record-holder was created by Maitri Lab Grown Diamonds (Maitri) and polished into an emerald cut with dimensions of 23.37 x 15.24 x 9.06 millimetres. Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) was used to grow the Type IIa rough crystal from which it was fashioned.
“We are thrilled to unveil this remarkable 35 carat lab grown diamond, an achievement that comes after extensive research and development efforts and reflects our dedication to excellence,” Maitri said. Our industry leading position is strengthened by having this significant achievement certified by IGI, which also highlights the enormous potential of lab-grown diamonds.
“IGI is proud to certify new benchmarks like this exceptional lab-grown diamond from Maitri,” stated Avi Levy, President of IGI North America. “It’s amazing to witness the level of sophistication and excellence of the top producers’ accomplishments rise. These innovations also highlight how crucial screening, grading, and disclosure are to the survival and expansion of our sector.