Lab-grown diamonds, as their name implies, are grown under the supervision of scientists and engineers in highly regulated labs and therefore do not pose any concerns as they are both child labour and environmentally friendly. In contrast to mined diamonds, which are often contaminated by impurities in the environment during their formation, diamonds that are created in a laboratory with strictly controlled processes naturally result in brighter and whiter diamonds with almost no defects. In fact, lab grown diamonds even sparkle more than mined diamonds since they are generally cut to get perfect cuts since there is more rough material to work with. Because mined diamonds come in random shapes and sizes, they are cut to achieve the best weight to reduce wastage and maximize profit. Aside from this, coloured diamonds manufactured in laboratories are much more vibrant and uniform than their mined counterparts, which is achieved through the careful and precise dosing of trace chemicals.
You would think that creating such superior quality diamonds without all the environmental and human costs would have sky-high prices for the consumer, wouldn't you? In reality, however, lab grown diamond jewellery can save you up to 70% over a similar mined diamond jewellery. Therefore, an individual with the same budget can easily buy a larger diamond with a more elaborate design and intricate metalwork. This will ultimately result in a family heirloom that can be passed down generations without losing its sentimental and physical value.