Purchasing an engagement ring is an enormous undertaking for anyone contemplating making the next big step with their partner. What better signifies the eternal promise of love other than a diamond ring? After all, “Diamonds are forever”.
Understandably speaking, some people might feel hesitant to buy a diamond ring due to preconceived notions that they might have, of which most are true. However, lab Grown Diamonds are here to save the day. They are in every aspect superior to their mined counterparts and cheaper too!
What Makes Lab Grown Diamonds a Better Choice?
There are a lot of misconceptions with lab diamonds as a lot of people do not fully understand what they are: Lab created diamonds are 100% real diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds and even professionals won\'t be able to tell the difference. They are certainly not cubic zirconia or any other diamond simulants. Whilst Cubic Zirconia and diamond simulants may look similar to diamonds, they are fundamentally different and are not as durable and long-lasting as real diamonds. A professional test can easily expose their chemical makeup.
Lab made diamonds are created in labs with strictly controlled processes result in brighter and whiter diamonds with much fewer defects than mined ones like no fluorescence. Mined diamonds on the other hand, often have impurities due to the environment in which they were formed.
What makes Mined Diamonds so harmful to the planet while Lab Grown Diamonds are Environmentally Friendly?
The ethical concerns associated with buying mined diamonds are substantial; the environmental damage, the child labour used to mine diamonds, and diamonds being traded for arms and weapons (conflict diamonds). When purchasing a diamond, it is imperative to consider its past and how it got to you as to a customer. No one with a clear conscience can be truly happy about gifting a once in a lifetime symbol of love and commitment to their precious partner if that gift is the result of a long line of tragedy and suffering. However, lab grown diamonds have none of the concerns as they are both mining free and non-conflict. Mining causes massive damage to the environment and is very energy-intensive using a large amount of fossil fuels. The area once mined is often intoxicated and is very slow to recover, if at all.
In contrast, man made diamonds are created in labs involving no child or slave labour unlike some diamonds which are mined in conflict regions in Africa in brutal conditions earning the nickname "Blood Diamonds".