Scio Diamond Receives 28th Patent for Lab-Grown Diamonds

04/02/2016 10:35

Scio Diamond Technology Corp, which produces lab-grown Type IIa single-crystal diamonds, has received its 28th U.S. patent for what it describes as its unique process to grow diamonds that are chemically, physically and optically identical to mined diamonds. The newest patent is for Gemstone Production from Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Diamond Plate and was granted on January 5, the firm said in a statement. CEO Gerald McGuire said its proprietary CVD process allows it to produce diamonds in color and size combinations that are seldom mined, such as fancy color pink diamonds that are prized for fine jewelry.