As our Portland lab nears its 6 month anniversary, we check in with Principal Scientist Dr Stephanie Liggins to see what's coming up in 2021.
What was the most exciting development for your team in 2020?
The official virtual opening of our new $94M lab in Portland, Oregon in October really celebrated the efforts and successes across our R&D, UK and new US production teams. It marked the hard work of our teams to install and commission the extensive technology, automation and quality controls essential to making our beautiful Lightbox lab-grown diamonds.
Can you give us a preview of what’s next for Lightbox in 2021?
As well as getting the new lab up to full operational capability, 2021 is going to see the Lightbox collection grow in size! The research and development teams are working tirelessly to develop beautiful new stones that are more innovative, and bigger! We’re excited for Lightbox lovers to see what we have in store this year.