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Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

Information Guide to HPHT-grown and CVD-grown Diamonds 3rd Edition (2020)

By Dusan Simic and Branko Deljanin

The JVA is the UK Distributors of the new and updated 3rd edition of “Laboratory-Grown Diamonds” Information Guide to HPHT-grown and CVD-grown Diamonds (2020)” by Dusan Simic and Branko Deljanin written in collaboration with four contributing eminent authors, scientist Dr. Boris Feigelson from Naval Research Laboratory, lab researcher Sharrie Woodring from GCAL lab in the USA, CVD Engineer Malay Hirani from Soni CVD diamonds in India and engineer Frank Ripka from Algordanza in Switzerland.

Price £39.00 plus p&p within the UK & Ireland

Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

Simic and Deljanin said: “This book is unique in our industry. To the best of our knowledge, nobody else has written on these subjects. We are able to present often complicated terminology and technical details in simple terms (basic to intermediate level) that jewellers, traders and consumers can easily understand. Laboratory-grown diamonds have become increasingly popular worldwide among wholesalers, retailers and consumers who are all looking for additional literature to educate themselves and their clients on more affordable man-made diamonds."

With overwhelming demand from authors latest 2nd edition of book “Laboratory-Grown Diamonds” published in 2007 having sold over 3,000 copies worldwide in 2 languages, authors anticipate the even greater success of 2020 edition with revised 2007 chapters and with 100 new articles in 3 Chapters (total 188 pages).

The JVA is proud to be sole UK Distributors of this excellent reference book ~ to find out more and to order your copy please email

Price £39.00 plus p&p within the UK & Ireland 

"The latest edition of Laboratory Grown Diamonds is a must-read for anyone in working with diamonds in today’s world. The book is nicely organized and well written. The complex, technical information has been successfully presented in a clear easy to understand language without sacrificing the integrity of the content."  Stuart Robertson, Research Director of The GemGuide, USA.

"This book is exactly what is needed today, for anyone buying (and selling) diamonds--a source of accurate, reliable information with which to identify and separate naturally-occurring diamonds from lab-created. As with earlier editions, this 3rd Edition of Laboratory Grown Diamonds is written in easy-to-understand language, but it also has important updates that are essential to identifying the lab-created diamonds in the market today; it is comprehensive in its coverage of everything anyone interested in diamonds today needs to know to ensure they get what they want...and what they're being told they are getting. I highly recommend this book!" Antoinette Matlins, PG, FGA (Honorary). Gemologist, Educator, Lecturer, Consumer Advocate

“This is an outstanding guide to the identification of laboratory-grown diamonds. A lot has changed with the production, identification, and availability of manmade diamonds since 2007 and this book addresses those changes. there are about 100 new pages of excellent information If you buy, sell or appraise diamonds, you should own a copy of Dusan and Branko’s new Laboratory-Grown Diamonds book!
Renee Newman, GG, Gemmological Writer/Author


About the authors

Dusan Simic
Dusan Simic

Dusan Simic, B.Sc. FGG is research gemologist of AG&J (Analytical Gemology and Jewelry, NYC), and holds a USPTO Patent “Synthetic Diamond Labeling and Identification System and Method”, number 10,088,432; October 2, 2018. Simic is featured in the forthcoming documentary “Origin Stories”, a 90 minute film for cinema about the diamond industry by award-winning filmmaker Jason Kohn to be premiered on Showtime.

Branko Delanin
Branko Deljanin

Branko Deljanin, B.Sc. FGA, GG, DGA is President and Head Gemologist at CGL Canadian Gemlab and Director of Gemmological Research Industries (Canada). He was the first gemologist in the world to issue grading certificates for synthetic diamonds (in New York in 2000) and created the terminology “Laboratory Created”. Deljanin is an instructor of advanced gemology programs on diamonds and gems offered at workshops in 17 countries and via practical webinars.