Podcast Episode: George Prout

George Prout joins the show to discuss an array of topics related to lab-grown diamonds. George is the President of the Independent Division of Craft Diamonds, the lab-grown diamond entity within Hari Krishna, which is a De Beers Sightholder and one of the largest diamond mid-stream companies in the world. The conversation begins with George telling the story of how he was inadvertently introduced to the jewelry business while having lunch with his father, a renowned surgeon and professor in Boston. George then describes Hari Krishna’s state-of-the-art campus in Surat (India) and explains how much of the business is now dedicated to lab-diamonds. Next, the two discuss the current penetration of lab-grown diamond jewelry in the U.S. market and how declining lab-diamond prices are impacting the industry. Next, the two speculate on what a “mature” lab-grown diamond market could look like. Finally, Paul asks George what his strategy would be if he was theoretically asked to market and distribute natural diamonds in this environment.
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Hosted by: Paul ZimniskyGuest: George ProutGuest plug: www.craftdiamonds.coDate recorded: July 22, 2022Date published: July 29, 2022Length: 42:12
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