The benefits of lab diamonds:
- Eco Friendly- no need to have guilt or questions when you stare down at your sparkler. Lab-created diamonds have a minimal environmental impact and are ethically grown. Most are grown in first world countries, and quite a lot can be found right here in the United States.
- Beauty and Rarity- your lab created diamond will be just as show stopping as a natural one, if not more. These gems “have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds”(Mia Donna). They are made from 100% pure carbon just like real diamonds. Since the environment is so controlled, diamonds can be manipulated and enhanced. Colored diamonds are even an option ranging from yellow to purple.
- Value- Lab created diamonds are about 40% less expensive than an earth-mined diamond. Therefore, the principal of getting more (a bigger or desirable cut or color) can be executed within your budget.
A couple of sources to buy these precious rocks are Mia Donna, Brilliant Earth, and Diamond Nexus. Due to the physical, optical, and chemical make up of man-made diamonds, no one will be able to tell the difference. That is unless you want to brag about your ethical, environmentally friendly diamond. After all, a diamond is a girl’s best friend… natural or lab-created!