Place a natural diamond beside a lab-grown one, and you won’t be able to tell the difference. There is no chemical, physical or optical difference between them, however, there are many differences in the way they are formed, priced and their affect on people and planet in terms of ethics and sustainability. Here’s why lab-grown diamonds are in fact the only ethical and sustainable option out there.
Lab-grown diamonds are produced in a controlled environment: There is a clear advantage to buying lab-grown diamonds with regard to safe working conditions: there are no miners or dangerous work involved.
Lab-grown diamonds are more sustainable: the only resource needed to produce lab-diamonds is electricity — which can come from renewable sources.
Lab-grown diamonds are more affordable: Due to the way a lab-grown diamond is produced (with a much shorter, less complex supply chain than a mined diamond) the cost can be 20 to 40 percent less than a similar mined diamond.
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