You have probably heard the news surrounding lab-created diamonds — these eco-friendly alternatives are taking the engagement ring market by storm. Fewer and fewer people can justify buying harmful, earth-mined diamonds over the ethical lab-created diamond alternative.
Lab-Grown Diamond rings are physically, chemically, and optically identical to their earth-mined counterparts, only without the shadow of harm hanging over them. As the reality of earth-mined diamonds comes to the surface, remember these five benefits of lab-created diamonds.
Lab Created Diamonds Are Cheaper
One of the most obvious reasons for choosing lab-created diamonds is the cost-benefit. When compared side by side, lab-created diamonds are up to 40% cheaper than Earth-Mined on average. This begs the question of why people would pay more, simply for the novelty of having a diamond mined from the earth?
Lab-Created Diamonds Are Better for the Environment
Producing diamonds in lab conditions uses less energy and water, producing fewer carbon emissions. These three things make lab-created diamonds the obvious choice for an eco-conscious buyer. Green Matters highlight several reasons why earth-mined diamonds are an unsustainable choice.
Lab-Created Diamonds Are Conflict Free
Blood Diamonds – the movie – shocked the world by highlighting the darker side of our favorite jewels. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but the violence, poverty, and death that so often accompany it is something few people want to associate with. Fortunately, the lab-created diamonds sold by MiaDonna are produced in the US, and no humans are harmed in their making.
Lab Created Diamonds by MiaDonna Are Type 2a
When it comes to diamonds, not all are created equal. Type 1 diamonds are fairly common; these are the diamonds you will see in your average jewelry store. But dazzling Type 2a diamonds are the purest, most brilliant diamonds on the planet, making up only about 2% of all diamonds on the market. They contain the purest form of carbon which makes them harder and brighter.
Lab Created Diamonds Are Structurally Identical to Earth-Mined
As mentioned earlier, diamonds forged in laboratory conditions are the same as their earth-mined counterparts. Diamond labs simulate the same high-pressure environmental conditions, creating an even more perfect version of a diamond. Not only are they physically and optical identical, but they are also chemically and aesthetically equal.
Lab-Created Diamonds Lead to a Guilt-Free Engagement
The last thing you want on your partner's mind as you pop the big question is how many people your romantic gesture has harmed. As the tragic news of earth-mined diamonds becomes more widespread, the chances of them asking difficult questions becomes more and more likely. By choosing a lab-created diamond engagement ring, you’ll keep your love at the center of the engagement.