There has been a long-standing discussion in the jewelry industry when it comes to the environmental and socio-economic impact traditional diamond mining can have. You might be wondering precisely what lab-grown diamonds are, how they’re made, and whether naäs’s diamonds hold up to scrutiny when compared with traditional gemstones.
Lab-grown diamonds share the exact same chemical makeup as diamonds found in nature. They’re grown in a lab recreating the same conditions that create diamonds naturally. Through the process of Chemical Vapor Deposition, our diamonds grow with the combination of carbon, heat, pressure and time.
The only true difference between lab-grown and traditional diamonds is how they’re made, not the end result; they boast the same color, cut, clarity and carat weight as mined diamonds.
There are key differences between lab-grown diamonds apart from the traditional alternative.
They help prevent social and environmental conflict and can even provide greater purity and quality. They’re also more affordable. One of the biggest downsides to traditional gem mining is often, their supply chains are extremely hard to trace, meaning you don’t always know where they came from.
Some of the leading ethical concerns when it comes to traditional diamond mining include poor working conditions and low wages for miners, and in some cases, even the use of child labor.
There are also some key environmental concerns of traditional mining, such as soil erosion due to displaced earth, as well as deforestation and the destruction of the ecosystems in which gems are mined.
Just like traditional diamonds, the ones used in our jewelry are all graded, rated, and certified so you can be sure you will be getting the very best available, just without all of the negative repercussions that come with traditional gem mining.
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