International Gemological Laboratories Founder Joins Pure Grown


Pure Grown Diamonds, which manufacturers lab-created diamonds, has appointed Curtis Lowrey, founder of Independent Gemological Laboratories, its new national director of brand training. 

The lab will stay open under new management, said a Pure Grown spokesperson.

Lowrey said in a statement that the company will focus “on making Pure Grown Diamonds the benchmark for the cultured diamond business,” using the word cultured to describe lab-grown diamonds, to which some industry groups object. 

Lisa Bissell, president and CEO of Pure Grown Diamonds, said in a statement: “With Curtis joining our team we continue to change the competitive landscape of the diamond industry.”

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