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Lightbox Boosts Production of LGDs and Strikes a New Deal with Blue Nile

The facility will produce 200,000 carats of 'Grown in the USA' LGDs annually
Lightbox Jewelry lab diamonds
Credit: Lightbox Jewelry

De Beers’ lab-grown diamond jewellery brand Lightbox has had a very good month:  According to a press release, Lightbox has opened a new $94 million US manufacturing facility in Gresham, Oregon, as well as a major partnership with online fine jewellery retailer Blue Nile to sell its LGD jewellery exclusively through the platform.

 

Blue Nile webroom at Roosevelt Field
Credit: Blue Nile

 

Once fully operational, Lightbox’s new facility in Gresham  will produce approximately 200,000 carats of ‘Grown in the USA’ lab-grown diamonds annually. The facility employs about 60 full-time engineers, technicians, and administrative personnel. 

 

As for its partnership with Blue Nile, Lightbox announced that the “exclusive fashion jewelry collection featuring Lightbox lab-grown diamonds”, now available on BlueNile.com, is the first time in the retailer’s 21-year history that it has sold lab-grown diamonds. Launching “just in time for the holidays”, Blue Nile’s Lightbox collection features lab-grown diamonds created in “timeless white and brilliant blush pink and pale blue, all set in 14K gold” and featuring earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings starting at $600. All items are available exclusively online at BlueNile.com.

 

LGD seed lab diamonds
Credit: Lightbox Jewelry

 

Steve Coe, Lightbox CEO, commented: “[…] With this facility and our ground-breaking partnership with Blue Nile, we have an incredible opportunity to grow our business, improve consumer education and further establish Lightbox as the leading lab-grown diamond jewellery brand”.



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