No matter what kind of jewelry you prefer, you cannot detract from the fact that either the metal or the precious stone originated somewhere in the ground, where it had to be mined. Although it is true that there has been significant progress in identifying and stopping unethical jewelry manufacturing thanks to Blockchain technology, the process is nonetheless still harmful to the environment.
For example, did you know that to mine one single carat of diamond manufacturers have to disturb 100 square feet of land and create 6,000 pounds of mineral waste? And that mining diamonds can be extremely dangerous for workers? Growing man made diamonds has emerged as a safer and friendlier alternative to mining them, so if you love jewelry, but you want to make a positive difference, this is one of the options to consider. Besides, lab-grown diamonds are cheaper than mined ones, so your bank account will be happier for it too.