A diamond ring is a classic symbol of love and commitment, but today’s consumers are keenly aware of the impact a diamond purchase can have on local populations and ecosystems. Socially and environmentally conscientious consumers have found a viable alternative to mined diamonds: lab-grown diamonds.
Advantages of Lab Grown Diamonds
Less expensive: a lab-grown diamond is 40% less expensive than a mined diamond. Lab-grown diamonds use far fewer natural resources and have a shorter supply chain.
Carefully sourced: unlike a mined diamond, a lab-grown diamond is guaranteed to be conflict-free. It travels directly from the laboratory to a diamond outlet.
A true alternative: a lab-grown diamond has the same crystal structure and chemical composition as a mined diamond. The two can only be distinguished using specialized equipment.
Custom designs: lab-grown diamonds are created under specific and controlled conditions making it possible to create more unique cuts such as marquise, pearl, and emerald shapes. Lab-grown diamonds can also be purposefully crafted to exhibit colors rarely found in mined diamonds, such as yellow, blue, pink, or red.
Disadvantages of Lab Grown Diamonds
- Unknown resale value: while the larger supply of lab-grown diamonds translates into a lower purchase cost, this decreased scarcity means they may have less resale value than mined diamonds.
- Can be seen as “less special": although a lab-grown diamond is chemically and optically the same as a mined diamond, the difference in their creation can lead some people to feel that a lab-grown diamond is “less special” than a mined diamond.
Choose Superia Lab Grown Diamonds for Your Manufactured and Lab Grown Diamonds
When selecting a diamond, you must consider what you value most about it. We all value beauty, but the decision is more nuanced for some. For a carefully sourced, environmentally friendly, and more accessible diamond option, choose a lab-grown diamond by Superia.