It's a huge choice to choose a diamond for your engagement ring. Buying a diamond is a major financial investment for most of us, and we want to do it right. Even worse, the diamond business is plagued by disinformation and paranoia, both from within the industry and from outside observers. I've heard it said that natural diamonds have a 400% markup or that the majority of mined diamonds are conflict diamonds. Lab produced diamonds, on the other hand, have been referred to be fakes by some in the business. We're here to help you cut through the hype so you can make an informed and rational decision about which diamond is best for you.
Environmentally-friendly and sustainable
Diamond mining has the potential to cause significant environmental damage. Natural diamond mining consumes enormous amounts of fossil fuel; however, synthetic diamonds have none of these drawbacks. In reality, with the demand for diamonds continuing to climb and the supply of mined diamonds expected to diminish, growing diamonds rather than mining them is a considerably more sustainable option. Synthetic diamonds are the answer to the rising demand for this dazzling stone, which is outpacing supply. It is widely acknowledged that growing a diamond in a lab consumes far less energy than digging one up from the ground. A lab produced diamond also does not need the removal of several tons of soil. Synthetic diamonds, unlike naturally mined diamonds, are completely vegan. Lab-grown diamonds do little to no environmental damage and are also more cheap, making them an excellent choice for everyone concerned, including the customer, the maker, the supplier, and the planet as a whole.
Greater purity and improved quality
Synthetic diamonds are purer than real diamonds because, unlike genuine diamonds, they do not have any dirt or imperfections entrenched in them. Because they are produced under precisely regulated circumstances, they have fewer flaws and exhibit less indications of strain in their crystal structure. The diamond will be brighter, better, and whiter as its purity improves. Indeed, a substantial percentage of lab-grown diamonds have greater purity ratings than their natural counterparts. Diamonds grown above the ground are more pure than "dirt diamonds" blasted out of the ground with dynamite and diesel. Diamonds created by humanity have fewer flaws and less strain in the crystal structure than diamonds formed in the chaos under the Earth.
Affordable diamonds in various colors
Lab-grown colored diamonds are accessible for a fraction of the cost of natural colored diamonds, which sell for inflated rates due to their rarity value. What's more, lab-grown colored diamonds are brighter and more perfect than natural colored stones: they're pure, consistent in hue, and easier to find. Another significant advantage of lab-grown diamonds is their cost. A lab-grown diamond costs about the same as a real diamond nowadays, thanks to advances in technology. In most situations, though, you may save 10-30% by choosing a lab-grown synthetic over a natural. Also, if you're shopping for a colored diamond, the savings increase dramatically.
Known origin of every diamond
Because over 6 billion carats of diamonds have been extracted from the Earth over the last few centuries, and the vast majority were mined in the century before the Kimberley Process was established in 2003, determining the exact origin of every single mined diamond in a piece of diamond jewelry is not impossible. The majority of diamond collectors like to be informed about their stone's origins and subsequent purchase. Unfortunately, because most naturally mined diamonds come from disputed areas, their origins might be hazy. These stones, known as 'blood diamonds,' have a black background and may have been sold to support military wars or civil unrest. Even diamonds obtained outside of war zones may have a history of child labor, human rights violations, or terrible working conditions. Synthetic diamonds, on the other hand, have a spotless track record and a verified, traceable source.