What are the benefits of lab-grown diamonds? Today, the evolution of technology is moving at a rapid pace and even the world of diamond jewellery has not been unaffected. The production of everything, from food to the shiny rocks on your fingers, have all been revolutionised.
Enter the new kind of diamond: lab-grown diamonds.
Unlike their natural diamond predecessors, one of the benefits of lab-grown diamonds is that they're found above ground and grown to specification in high tech laboratories.
There are now two very different items on the agenda when we talk about diamonds: mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds.
These differences, however, are limited to how they are obtained, as only expensive sophisticated equipment can visually tell them apart.
Marilyn Monroe said it best — the one certainty for any girl is that diamonds are her very best friend.
In this blog, we're going to discuss what lab-grown diamonds are, the pros and cons of the two types, and the benefits of choosing them over mined diamonds. Here we go!
What Lab-Grown Diamonds Are
Ordinarily, a diamond is mined from beneath the earth’s surface. Natural diamonds were formed within the Earth’s crust millions and millions of years ago. Intense heat and pressure caused carbon atoms to crystallise, resulting in diamonds.
But now it's possible to grow diamonds in a lab — diamond industry rejoice! The diamonds that are grown in labs are of two types, both of which are named after the different techniques behind them.
Pros And Cons Of Lab-Grown Diamonds
Buying a lab-grown diamond has a host of perks for multiple reasons. The primary one is the avoidance of controversy over where it came from. You might have heard of the term 'blood diamonds'. The ethical dilemmas of buying mined diamonds are far too many, but lab-grown diamonds come with a clear conscience. The mining of diamonds has always been a controversial topic. Africa has long suffered from the consequences of diamond mining. Residents living near diamond fields have suffered horrific consequences like child labour and other conflicts.
One of the other primary benefits of buying them is their sustainability. When land is mined for all sorts of precious stones, it leaves behind scars in the earth that cannot be refilled or recovered from. Diamond mining companies remove earth in tonnes just to find them, and that is avoidable with lab-grown diamonds.
They’re easy on the pocket! A lab-grown diamond of the size, shape and colour as its mined equivalent is not only 30%-40% cheaper, but they also come in the same, if not better, shine and quality. Check out our lab-grown diamond necklaces, lab-grown diamond pendants and lab-grown diamond earrings to pick up an affordable piece for your collection.
You Get More For Less
Because they’re more affordable, lab-created diamonds give you the chance to buy a bigger stone for less — and who wants to pass up the option of having bigger rocks on their diamond rings?! Find the perfect piece in our lab-grown diamond ring collection.
Their purity is greater than diamonds blasted and mined out of the earth, making them technically a superior purchase for your engagement ring. Quite simply, the purer the diamond, the better, brighter and whiter the gemstone. Check out our lab-created yellow diamond rings, white gold lab-created diamond rings and rose gold lab-created diamond rings to find the perfect option!
Easy To Care For
Lab-grown diamonds are really easy to care for! Maintaining the brilliance and lustre of diamonds requires some attention from time to time but your efforts most definitely won’t go unnoticed. Read tips and hacks about caring for your diamond jewellery.
So, What Are The Cons?
While lab-grown diamonds circumvent environmental issues with mining, they create sustainability problems of their own. The high temperatures and high pressures needed to create synthetic diamonds require huge amounts of energy and that is not exactly eco-friendly. There is also very little resale value with lab-grown diamonds, but apart from that, there really are no cons! So, what are you waiting for, check out our range today.
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