The popularity of lab-grown earrings, lab-grown rings, lab-grown necklaces, etc is increasing day by day. Even though lab-grown diamonds are hugely popular these days, they have been around for about a century.
Diamonds created in the lab are 100% carbon and chemically and visually similar to diamonds mined from the ground. Lab diamonds are created by simulating the circumstances that lead to the diamond formation on Earth: pressure, heat, and carbon. High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) are the two technologies used today to create diamond gemstones.
Here are some of the best reasons to buy a lab-grown diamond.
They Are Eco-Friendly
Mined diamonds may appear beautiful, but they have a negative impact on the environment. For starters, they necessitate massive machinery and explosives that dig deep into the earth, disrupt habitats, contaminate water, render land uninhabitable, and produce massive amounts of mineral waste. That’s not even taking into account energy and water use, carbon emissions, natural calamities, or the discharge of hazardous gases such as Sulphur oxide.
Natural diamonds use more than 125 pounds of carbon per carat, but lab-grown diamonds use only 6 pounds. A mined diamond uses more than 126 liters of water and 538.5 million joules per carat in terms of water and energy use. Lab-grown diamonds, on the other hand, use only 18 liters of water and 250 million joules per carat. In addition, much of the energy needed in the production of lab-grown diamonds come from sustainable sources.
They Are Reasonably Priced
When it comes to the cost-efficient option, lab-grown diamonds are the best choice. Because of the shorter supply chain, they are usually 20-40% less expensive than mined stones. In the meanwhile, you’ll receive the same level of clarity, variety, consistency, and quality. Lab-grown diamonds are often 40-50 % less expensive than mined diamonds of equivalent size and quality, allowing you to get a bigger, better diamond for your money.
They Have Superior Quality
Diamonds produced above ground are objectively purer than “dirt diamonds” blasted out of the ground with dynamite and fuel. Diamonds generated by mankind have fewer flaws and less strain in the crystal structure than diamonds grown in the chaos beneath the Earth.
We Know Their Origin
The origin of a diamond is important to the discerning buyer. Lab-grown diamonds are guaranteed to be of known origin, created in state-of-the-art facilities by well-paid employees in a sustainable manner. By declining to use mined diamonds in our jewelry, we can ensure that all of the diamonds we provide are conflict-free and unrelated to the shady diamond trade that still exists today.