5 Intriguing Facts to Know About Lab-Grown Diamonds This Holiday Season

The diamond is a time-tested symbol of fidelity and deep abiding love. But some diamonds have a sordid past due to questionable mining techniques and potential harm to the people who extract them.

Nonetheless, diamonds still dominate many holiday gift lists this year, as they have for the past few seasons. National Jeweler reported that this holiday season, fine jewelry sales are on target to grow by up to 59 percent. But while diamond jewelry, such as engagement rings, wedding rings, a pair of diamond earrings or a shimmering tennis bracelet remain popular, recent advances in technology give consumers more options than even before — and ones that don’t involve compromising one’s personal values.

Clean Origin gives consumers a better choice by offering impeccably crafted diamonds developed in a laboratory — diamonds with the same properties found in nature, but without a harmful environmental impact or questionable ethical practices.

When purchasing something as pricey as a set of stunning diamond stud earrings or a eye-catching engagement ring, prospective buyers can be better prepared with a few key facts about diamonds created in a lab, and why they can be considered as the centerpiece for a cherished holiday present, for a symbol of eternal love or for a special occasion gift.

1.   A Diamond is Still a Diamond, No Matter Where It Comes From

It’s a myth that lab-grown diamonds are imitations; they are every bit as real as stones that come from the ground. There is one difference—lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds have different origins. Lab diamonds are created with advanced technology that simulates what happens in the Earth, but fast forwards the process by a few million years.  

2.   A Lab-Grown Diamond Means More for Your Money.

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On average, lab-grown diamonds cost anywhere from 20% to 40% less than mined diamonds. Considering the investment value of jewelry, those savings can go a long way to enable a buyer to purchase something more exquisite than originally planned.

3.   Lab-Grown Diamonds Come With a Clean History.

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Unfortunately, mined diamonds can have a bit of a sordid past. Not only can diamond mines be harmful to the Earth, there can also be questionable ethics involved in the mining process. It’s been reported that mines in Africa exploit children to do the digging. With a lab-grown diamond, there are zero questions about how it comes about—which is assuring to many buyers who are concerned about environmental and ethical repercussions. 

4.   Lab Diamonds Come in All Shapes and Sizes

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While our planet ultimately determines the shape and size of a natural diamond, lab diamonds are determined by what happens in the lab. However, due to human intervention, lab diamonds can be developed in many shapes and many different sizes, giving buyers an extremely wide range of choices. Those choices can be overwhelming, so it’s also important to work with a jeweler with diamond expertise who can guide the process. 

5.   Lab Diamonds Receive Ratings Just Like Mined Diamonds

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Like mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are rated and priced according to their carat size, clarity, color and cut.

Clean Origin has more than a century’s worth of experience in the diamond business, It places value on being jewelers first, offering best-in-class lab diamonds and outstanding customer service.