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Lab Grown Diamonds are Ideal for Engagement Rings

Lab Grown Diamonds are Ideal for Engagement Rings

The secret is out. More and more couples are turning towards lab grown engagement rings for various reasons, but one thing which they all agree on is that there is no longer the need to spend so much money on a mined diamond.   Lab Diamonds - Best Value For Diamond Engagement Rings Lab Grown Diamonds are increasing in recognition among the wealthy, the popular and even with the girl next door! But why? Some say it really is since lab diamonds are eco-friendly. Other people say mainly because lab diamonds could be designed to order. But, after you get down to...

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Celebrities Give Thumbs Up for Lab Grown Diamonds

Celebrities Give Thumbs Up for Lab Grown Diamonds

Image courtesy of Getty Images Eco-conscious consumers are following top celebrities and are becoming more open-minded towards lab grown diamonds. Martha Hunt is promoting sustainable jewelry “You can have the same quality of diamond but without risking any of the conflict that can sometimes be associated with mined diamonds,” she explained. Naturally, there are critics who might question whether or not a lab-created stone can really be considered a ‘real’ diamond, but Hunt insists that they shouldn’t be considered less special. “These diamonds are the exact same chemical structure of a mined diamond, created in the same way the earth...

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Why Lab-Grown Diamonds are the Future of Luxury Jewelry

Why Lab-Grown Diamonds are the Future of Luxury Jewelry

Nearly 70% of survey respondents would consider lab grown diamonds for an engagement ring center stone. Source MVI Marketing  Like everything evolving these days, jewelry is no different to other industries and technological advancement is signalling a trend towards lab-grown diamonds instead of mined diamonds for various reasons. It's Time to Embrace lab-Grown Diamonds Whereas large-scale diamond mining is environmentally damaging and wasteful – mines can be several kilometres wide, and to produce just one carat of diamond material, miners must sift through up to 250 tonnes of rock – lab-grown diamonds are providing a more sustainable option. In addition, the...

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Voices from the Mine: New Documentary Bringing Awareness to Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry Corruption

Voices from the Mine: New Documentary Bringing Awareness to Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry Corruption

Watch the Voices from the Mine Trailer Last month, Dr. Roy Maconachie from the University of Bath’s Centre for DevelopmentStudies, and film-making colleague Simon Wharf launched a 30-minute documentary filmhighlighting the harsh realities that artisanal diamond miners face in Sierra Leone, one of thelargest diamond producing countries in the world. Watch the Voices from the Mine Trailer Despite the African country producing roughly $250 million (US) every year, only asmall fraction of this enormous wealth is dispersed back to the hard-working and exploitedworkers who generated this fortune. Diamonds have become a universal symbol for luxury,power, and wealth, but continue to...

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Mined Diamonds: Are They Truly Worth It?

Mined Diamonds: Are They Truly Worth It?

The moral bankruptcy of the diamond industry has become increasingly evident within the last few years, causing consumers to question the worthiness of the so-called “precious” gem. Sure, these diamonds have monetary value, but when it comes to an ethical and moral standpoint, mined diamonds and their industry are tainted by the irreversible environmental damage across the globe, as well as the total disregard to the labour rights and proper working conditions of exploited workers. Is any diamond worth such havoc against our planet and its people? Diamond mining is an extremely invasive and catastrophically damaging process. It threatens biodiversity,...

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