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Synthetic conundrum

*Botswana, DeBeers speak on lab grown diamonds

CONFIDENT: Bruce Cleaver INSET: original vs synthetic

In recent years, lab grown diamonds have enjoyed a steady growth in popularity, to the point many experts feel they now pose a real threat to their natural brothers.

As the leading diamond producer by value in the world, Botswana would be in trouble should synthetic gems replace natural stones at the top of the lucrative diamond pile.

However, it seems government, together with their strategic partners, DeBeers Group, have every confidence Botswana diamonds will continue to sparkle in the global market for many years to come.


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