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A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: World's largest grown diamond - 3.04 carat, by IIa Technologies.

Colourless, near-flawless sparklers that are grown at IIa Technologies. Such diamonds could be priced 20 to 25 per cent cheaper than mined stones

PRETTY IN PINK: IIa Technologies pink grown diamonds. It takes eight to 12 weeks for the natural crystallisation process - similar to the timeframe of that of a natural diamond.

Pink and colourless grown diamonds by IIa Technologies. The diamond trade has always been embroiled in controversy due to ''blood'' diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas.

Rocks in the Republic

Singapore is now home to the biggest diamond greenhouse, where colourless, Type IIa diamonds are grown. But are jewellery shoppers ready to go faux? By May Yip
Mar 21, 2015 5:50 AM

WE'RE already known for our strong economy, super gardens and stratospheric skyscrapers. The next gleaming emblem to be associated with Singapore? Diamonds. Not the ones dripping off socialites, but colourless, near-flawless sparklers that are grown in a lab. Earlier this week, a 200,000 sq ft

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