Diamonds are oftentimes dubbed as overrated. We beg to differ. The sparkle of a diamond is to die for, and we don’t think that there’s much that can compete with its beauty. But diamonds can be exorbitant and expensive, making them out of reach for a few. However, lab-grown diamonds are making peoples dream of owning a diamond come true. How you ask? Here’s how.
There exists a popular opinion about how mined diamonds are the only true “diamonds” and there’s everything else is a “replica” or a “fake”. While that may be true in most cases, but when it comes to lab-grown diamonds, what you see is what you get. These diamonds are no different from mined diamonds, and in fact, cannot be told from mined diamonds without running specialized tests. They possess the same beauty, sparkle and even are chemically the same as mined diamonds.
To break the stereotype, let’s go through some facts and considerations about lab-grown diamonds. In fact, some of the most experienced jewellers have a difficult time differentiating between the two
Lab-Grown Diamonds are Affordable
Lab-grown diamonds don’t cost as much as mined diamonds, making it quite friendly on the pockets. As we know, diamonds can be pricey. Even though diamonds are actually quite common, the price comes with a mark-up from the mining work involved to find them and then the craftsmanship it takes to turn them into beautiful pieces of jewellery. The cost of lab-grown diamonds is a bit cheaper than a mined diamond because it leaves out all the excesses.
Sustainable & Eco-Friendliness
Another fantastic thing about lab-grown diamonds is that they’re sustainable and Eco-friendly. The technology and equipment used to mine diamonds are not a great help to the environment. On an average, a traditionally mined diamond may produce more than 125 pounds (56 Kilos) of carbon for a single carat. That’s a staggering amount of carbon! Lab-grown diamonds, on the other hand, only produce around 6 pounds (2.7 Kilos) of carbon! That’s a little less than 5% of what mined diamonds produce. Greta Thunberg would be proud of you!
Celebrities Driving the Trend
Many celebrities are even steering the trend forward. A lot of big A-list stars rave about lab-grown diamonds. The fact remains that lab-grown diamonds are just as glamorous and beautiful, at the same time doing a small part to improve our planet makes them as likeable if not more than the mined (naturally occurring) diamonds.
If you were to do the math and weigh the pros and cons, lab-grown will come out on top. Above are just a few of many interesting (and sustainable) reasons that lab-grown diamonds are becoming more popular in the market. If you are getting engaged, married or want to buy a diamond for any special occasion you will relish the beauty of lab-grown diamonds along with its affordability and eco-friendliness. Consider Diamond Story where you can find a wide variety of lab-grown diamonds handcrafted to perfection. Call us on (03) 9642 3649, We’d love to hear you out.