The diamond industry has seen nearly 150-years worth of growth and turbulence. More recently, the environmental impact of traditional diamond mining has been called into question.
For example, one traditional mined diamond carat can produce up to 143 pounds of carbon dioxide. Conversely, certain lab grown diamonds get produced via hydro-power. This can equate to zero emissions.
Curious to learn more? Continue reading for 5 benefits of buying a lab grown diamond.
Shoppers are becoming more environmentally conscious. This means many shoppers and retailers are looking toward mined diamond alternatives.
Fossils fuels, carbon emissions, child labor, and habitat destruction are synonymous with traditional diamond mining. With lab grown diamond jewelry, environmental and social destruction is significantly minimized.
By choosing a man-made diamond ring, you can feel good about the reduction of impact on the environment through reduced carbon emissions and sustained natural habitats.
A lab grown diamond is almost entirely indistinguishable from a natural diamond. Unless an expert identifies it as such, no one will be able to spot the difference.
A diamond from the lab will still have the same brilliant look. In fact, a lab-grown diamond will have almost none of the imperfections that may come with a naturally mined diamond.
Synthetic diamonds do not have impurities because they get produced under extremely controlled conditions. This means the brilliant shine and sparkle synonymous with diamonds comes through just as well, if not better.
Some naturally-mined diamonds originate from conflicted regions. In addition, certain natural diamonds are known to have stemmed from unregulated, exploited labor and poor working conditions.
Synthetic diamonds avoid these vague origin stories. The trajectory of each piece can be tracked from inception to purchase, making them a more ethical jewelry choice.
A natural diamond takes quite literally billions of years to form, whereas a lab-grown diamond takes just 6 to 10 weeks. Because of the rare nature of a natural diamond, the price is heavily inflated.
Lab-grown diamonds can cost a fraction of the price of a natural diamond due to supply and increasing demand.
A side benefit to the price of man-made diamonds is the choice it provides the consumer.
By choosing to invest in luxury jewelry that you love, you’re not just investing in the “rarity” of a piece. You’re investing in the emotion tied to it. More affordable options mean more options to choose from.
As mentioned previously, diamonds take years to form naturally. Because of this, no new deposits have been discovered in the past few decades. This makes for a finite supply, whereas man-made diamonds can be produced in virtually unlimited quantities.
Considering a Lab Grown Diamond?
From custom engagement rings to diamond bracelets or earrings, manufactured diamonds make gorgeous pieces of jewelry.
By choosing a lab grown diamond, you’re choosing a more ethical, sustainable (and just as beautiful) investment piece.
If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a lab grown diamond for your loved one, don’t hesitate to browse our large selection of custom designs today! Gems of La Costa is available to help you find the perfect piece.