From the ancient times, diamonds have been always associated with the engagement rings and the wedding bands of the royal families and the fancy crowns princesses put on their heads. In the previous centuries, it was a tall order for ordinary people to have access to diamonds. However with the emergence of laboratory diamonds, a diamond is no longer out of reach, and the dream of thousands of women has become true.
Laboratory diamonds or lab- grown diamonds are diamonds that were created by scientists and grown in the laboratory. They actually share the same chemical and optical characteristics as those of a natural diamond. In 2018, (after the emergence of lab-grown diamonds) the US federal trade commission (FTC) decided to broaden the definition of the natural and the mined diamond to include the synthetic diamonds that are cultivated in the laboratory since both diamonds are physically and optically identical .The Global diamond authority (GIA) has also established new standards to assess and examine the quality of the laboratory diamond in accordance with the 4C method by which natural diamonds were graded too, and to show to what extent have laboratory diamonds influenced the jewellery industry.
The sparkling rise of Lab-grown diamonds has strongly affected the consumers and the market of the natural diamonds, this last one has created a competitive atmosphere between the two companies. Crafted Diamonds provide the buyers with bigger stones and cheaper prices and also shorten the diamond formation time from tens of millions of years to few weeks, which may not only control the quality of diamonds, but also reduce the pollution caused by diamond mining. The remarkable achievement of crafted diamonds companies was acknowledged by many Hollywood stars who fell victims to lab-grown jewelleries. In the diamond foundry that was founded in 2013 in the United, celebrities such as Leonardo Di Caprio and many tech giants such as Google founding investor Andrew Bechtolsheim, eBay founding President Jeff Skoll, and Facebook co-founder Andrew McCollum's investment. They were not only optimistic about the prospects of future diamonds, but also agreed with their concept of protecting the earth; each carat of future cultivated diamonds can save 2011 ounces of air and 127 gallons of water from being polluted, and reduce 250 tons of carbon dioxide from polluting the earth.
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Laboratory diamonds have also gained the love and acceptance of other celebrities. Nowadays, you can see Julia Roberts, Emma Watson and Lady Gaga wearing the trending jewels on the red carpet. They are supporting to by the jewelleries of lab-grown diamonds and pointed out that “it’s time Tell the truth and defend the right things.” This proves that people are aware of the pollution caused by natural mining of diamonds to the earth and its premium, and how laboratory diamonds are contributing in the environmental protection of the earth.
Penelope Cruz has been a true support of lab-grown diamonds.
The laboratory diamonds are the future of engagement rings and wedding sets. Unlike the natural diamonds that are very rare in colours and not affordable for ordinary people, lab-grown diamonds provides the shoppers with a good alternative in terms of quality and price; Laboratory diamonds are about 30 to 40% cheaper than natural diamonds. If you would be given the opportunity to choose between a higher quality of diamond and other diamonds with the same price and the same value but contribute in protecting the environment, which one would you buy?