Spotted: A Lab-Grown Diamond Trend Report

Spotted: A Lab-Grown Diamond Trend Report

Emily Schinella Emily Schinella
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Styles may come and go but the people’s love of diamonds will forever be timeless. Despite how quickly trends are fleeting, diamond jewellery will forever have a place in our hearts. Whether it is in the form of timeless diamond tennis bracelets, an engagement ring to mark the next step in your relationship or an elegant pair of diamond earrings that you will love and wear forever, we think you will all agree with our stance that the world goes gaga for diamonds. Despite their continuous popularity, however, traditionally mined diamonds still remain limited due to their skyrocketing prices. This has resulted in many shoppers looking into other ways that they can add a little sparkle to their look in a more affordable way, and one of the more affordable approaches is lab-grown diamonds

Beginning as nothing more than a tiny diamond seed that has been exposed to carbon-rich gases as well as intense heat and pressure, lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds that have been produced in a controlled laboratory setting rather than in the earth’s crust. Lab-grown diamonds are not mined and therefore are considered a more eco-friendly and budget-friendly option. In fact, the controlled environment that Lab-Grown diamonds are produced in means that you can pick up lab-grown jewellery for a slightly more inviting price tag. 

So, are lab-grown diamonds popular? Read on and find out in our lab-grown diamond trend report

Lab-Grown Diamond Trend Report

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Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Popular? 

More and more retailers are including lab-created diamonds in their range but are lab-grown diamonds popular? 

The answer is yes! Not only are more and more brands cottoning onto this trend but in some parts of the world, they have almost surpassed traditionally mined diamonds as the most popular choice for diamond jewellery. With mined diamonds only becoming more scarce, it is estimated that the market for lab-grown diamonds grew to 20% in 2019. But while much of their popularity stems from the fact that they allow you to get more bang for your buck, it largely has to do with their sustainability. With people becoming more and more conscious about the items they choose to consume and their impact on the environment and as a result, lab-grown diamonds are the perfect compromise, particularly for young people. According to the money magazine Forbes, a recent study found that around 70% of millennials would consider purchasing lab-grown diamonds not only for their sustainability but also for their significantly lower price point. 

Lab-grown diamonds are becoming so popular that not only are some brands forgoing mined diamonds altogether in favour of these slightly more affordable stones but they are even being endorsed by the world’s rich and famous. 

Learn More: How Are Man-Made Diamonds Created?

9ct Yellow Gold 1/2 Carat Lab Grown Diamond Rope Effect Dress Ring

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Celebrities With Lab-Grown Diamonds 

If there is more definitive proof that the popularity of lab-grown diamonds is on the rise it is the number of celebrities who have been sporting lab-grown diamond creations and not just on their Instagram feeds or in paparazzi snapshots, but on red carpets as well. From Harry Potter’s Emma Watson to literal royalty, Meghan Markle these are just a few celebrities relying on lab-grown diamonds to achieve their sparkle. 

Emma Watson 

Often wearing gowns made out of completely recyclable materials, actress and activist Emma Waston is a champion for sustainable fashion, so it should come as no surprise that the starlet is also a fan of man-made diamonds. When Emma showed up at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscars After Party in a vintage black velvet gown designed by Ralph Lauren, she accessorised the look with a dainty lab-grown diamond bracelet and a pair of diamond stud earrings that were made from recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds. However, this isn’t the only time Hermione Granger has gone the lab-grown route as she has also been spotted wearing lab-created ruby jewellery and sapphire jewellery as well as a few lab-grown diamond necklaces

Get Emma's dainty jewellery look with this pair of Luminesce Lab-Grown Diamond stud earrings and this 1-Carat Luminesce Lab-Grown Diamond bracelet.

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Lady Gaga

Lab-Grown Diamond Trend Report

Singer and actress Lady Gaga is just as known for her epic and outlandish red carpet ensembles as she is for her chilling singing voice. So, when the Poker Face crooner showed up to the premiere of her film A Star Is Born wearing a divine pair of lab-grown diamond drop earrings adorned with pearls to complement her stunning white and gold Alexander McQueen number, it can be assured the Grammy-winner made one heck of a statement. The singer is infamous for her humanitarian efforts and is always using her platform to give back, so it only makes sense that she would promote sustainability by way of a bold fashion statement. 

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Zoe Kravitz 

 
 
 
 
 
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When the daughter of rock legend Lenny Kravitz, actress Zoe Kravitz showed up to the 2019 MET Gala, she was perfectly on theme in a sleek black sequin gown with strategically placed cut-outs. The Batman star paired her edgy Saint Laurent creation with a slicked-back updo and a playful pair of chandelier earrings adorned with lab-grown diamonds and an array of synthetic pearls. The look combined the classic and the contemporary with its timeless feathery earrings that helped bring a touch of old Hollywood to Kravitz’s look while also bringing a modern approach with the inclusion of lab-grown diamonds. The star also layered her look with lab-grown diamond rings and diamond bracelets in a look that certainly made the best-dressed list. 

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Billie Eilish 

 
 
 
 
 
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Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is known to stand up on issues that she feels strongly on. So when the Bad Guy singer teamed with Oscar De La Renta to create an enchanting peach-coloured princess gown for the 2021 MET Gala, she did so on her terms and only agreed to do so if the brand promised to stop using fur in their collections-which they did. So, when the star showed up to the event channelling Marilyn Monroe in her elegant sustainably-made gown, the star finished off her look with diamond bracelets and multiple diamond rings layered on her fingers in a move that would show off Billie’s youthfulness. 

Get Billie's layered look with this silver Luminesce Lab Grown Diamond eternity ring and silver Luminesce Lab Grown Diamond tennis bracelet.

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Bindi Irwin 

 
 
 
 
 
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When Australian sweetheart and wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin got engaged to her long-time partner, Evan Chandler, he proposed to her with a lab-grown diamond engagement ring. Consisting of a rose gold setting made from recycled metal, the oval engagement ring featured a large centre stone weighing around 2-carats and multiple smaller diamonds in a pave style intertwined in the band. The daughter of Steve Irwin who became engaged to the former American wakeboarder on her 21st birthday said that the ring was the “essence” of who she is with its vintage appeal and overall sustainability. Because while the Irwins are known to face off against crocs, they are also big champions of marine conservation and sustainability. 

Get Bindi's rose gold look with this Luminesce Lab Grown Diamond halo ring.

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Brands Embracing Lab-Grown Diamonds 

Much like the rich and famous, there is no shortage of brands embracing the wonderfulness of lab-grown diamonds whether it is for their value, their sparkle or their sustainability factor it seems like some simply cannot get enough of lab-grown diamonds and these brands are proof of that.

Lab-Grown Diamond Trend Report

One jeweller that is currently having a love affair with these lab-created beauties is us here at Shiels. Through our exclusive lab-grown diamond label, Luminesce Lab Grown Diamonds, Shiels has a huge range of stylish, eco-friendly and quality man-made diamonds on offer for unbeatable prices. In this collection, you will find everything from your staple jewellery pieces including everyday stud earrings and lab-grown diamond pendants to one-of-a-kind like pieces such as decadent tennis bracelets, romantic engagement rings, elegant dress rings and even sleek men’s diamond rings. You can even add a little splash of colour to your look with Luminesce’s range of pink diamond jewellery offering everything from playful flower earrings to unique diamond solitaire engagement rings available in a stunning rosy hue. 

Lab-Grown Diamond Trend Report

Luxury Swiss watches brand TAG Heuer is also making waves for their inclusion of lab-grown diamonds in their newly-released limited edition watch. The legendary watchmaker, whose initials stand for Techniques d’Avant Garde definitely lives up to its namesake with this newest addition to the brand’s collection. T

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