Sustainable diamonds are a growing trend when it comes to wedding and engagement rings.
If you are going to wear a piece of jewellery for the rest of your life, then it should reflect the values that are important to you.
Here is a guide for those of you who wish to purchase ethical and eco friendly jewellery.
What Are Sustainable Diamonds?
They are real diamonds that have been grown by scientists in a high-tech laboratory, as opposed to being mined from the earth.
This means they do not compromise the planet’s resources for future generations.
They are also free of conflict because they do not come from mines, making them socially ethical.
Are They More Affordable?
Because laboratory grown diamonds do not have the mining overheads of extraction or transportation, they are excellent value for money. They will typically give you a 50% bigger diamond for your budget.
Are They Fake?
No, they are real diamonds, their production actually mimics natural diamond formation under the earth’s crust.
Just like natural diamonds they can have slight colour variations or tiny imperfections, known as inclusions.
They are not the same as synthetic substitutes such as cubic zirconia, always double check which stone you are buying.
Do They Look the Same As Mined Diamonds?
Yes, they have the same physical and chemical properties as mined diamonds, so they look exactly the same.
Should I Buy a Sustainable Diamond Engagement Ring?
Buying an engagement ring is incredibly personal,
If sustainability is important to you, you now have the option of a laboratory grown diamond. However, the final decision is yours, and you should buy a beautiful ring that suits you and your personality.
Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on the website for more inspiration!