Diamonds are undoubtedly one of the most precious stones in the world. They are usually mined from under the earth’s crust. Many people will be surprised to know that diamonds can be created artificially also. Diamonds are usually formed miles under the earth’s crust over a period of billions of years. High temperature and high pressure are required for the creation of diamonds. If you are able to recreate these conditions, you can make an artificial diamond. Fortunately, scientists were successful in making artificial diamonds in the 1950s.
Today, artificial diamonds, commonly called lab-grown diamonds, are quite popular. The conditions required for the formation of natural diamonds are recreated in a laboratory setting to create lab-grown diamonds. Unlike mined diamonds, these lab-grown diamonds are ethical.
Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons why buying artificial diamonds for your diamond rings is the right choice.
Diamonds produced above ground are purer than “dirt diamonds” mined using dynamite and fuel. Simply said, the finer, shinier, and clearer the diamond, the better.
Diamond mining uses a lot of fossil fuels, is bad for the environment, and is growing less sustainable each year. Diamond mines are among the world’s biggest holes, needing massive quantities of fossil fuels to remove the diamonds using heavy gear. Diamond production consumes a portion of that energy but does not pollute the ecosystems.
Diamonds can only develop with two essential ingredients: carbon and energy. The most efficient diamond manufacturers now utilize about 250 kWh of power to develop a 1-carat diamond, which is about the same amount of electricity used by the average US family in 9 days. Diamonds may also be grown in any location that has access to renewable energy.
The provenance of a diamond is important to the conscious buyer. Almost all lab-grown diamonds are proven to be created responsibly in cutting-edge facilities by well-paid staff. By refusing to utilize mined diamonds in diamond jewelry, most diamond brands ensure that all of the diamonds we provide are conflict-free and unrelated to the shady diamond trade that still exists today.
Lab-produced diamonds are valued similarly to mined diamonds based on their 4Cs. Lab-grown diamonds are often 40% to 50% less expensive than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality. This will let you have a larger diamond for the money you spend.