The engagement ring shopping fever has already stricken and you still have no clue how to make the most of it. This could mean only one thing – it's time to reconsider purchasing a lab created diamond engagement ring. Believe it or not, this decision will bring you so many good things that you aren't even aware of right now. To stop wandering and wondering, the best thing you can do is to continue reading this article and personally discover why a lab created diamond engagement ring is all you need.
Only two centuries ago, the concept of creating fine-quality loose stones in a laboratory was just a big dream that did not have the slightest chance of realization. In the 1950’s, scientists made their first attempts to make this dream come true, but the success was minor. The reason? Lack of expanded knowledge and limited equipment to work with. Today, things are a little bit different. In fact, way more different. The high-end technology which has become the major characteristic of this futuristic 21st century has finally allowed scientists to simulate the extreme temperatures and pressure deep within the Earth’s crust where organic, mined diamonds form in a time frame of billions of years.
Therefore, shortening the entire process from billions of years to only a few weeks in order to have the identical precious stone at disposal, is indeed one of the most groundbreaking discoveries in the history of mankind (it took more than 60 years of continuous and challenging work to bring the process to ultimate perfection). That is right, your future lab created diamond engagement ring will have exactly the same properties (chemical and physical structure) as if being bedecked with a mined diamond gem. Therefore, if an Earth-extracted diamond consists of 99.999% pure carbon, a lab-grown one will have the identical amount, which is an essential ingredient to have a truly spectacular stone.
But, wait to see what you will REALLY get by addressing your preference to a lab created diamond engagement ring.
1. UNMATCHED QUALITY & PURITY
Finding an inclusion-free natural diamond happens once in a blue moon. Statistics show that only 2% of mined diamonds have high purity grade. Moreover, one of the common techniques in diamond mining is blasting out entire parcels of Earth’s layers by using diesel and dynamite, which as a consequence, causes impurities into the stone. By choosing a cultured or engineered diamond (the other popular terms besides “lab-created”, “lab-grown”, “synthetic” and “man-made”), you are ensuring 100% purity with no existing blemishes or inclusions. These diamonds are stronger, whiter and shinier than their mined counterparts, thus increasing the entire standard of quality. They have set that bar real high, truth be told.
2. CERTIFIED ORIGIN
Identifying and verifying the origin of mined diamonds is highly demanding and overwhelming, considering the fact that roughly more than 6 billion carats are extracted from Earth’s crust every year. This kind of problem does not occur with lab-grown diamonds, because every lab-grown jewel comes with a certificate of origin, quality and authenticity. Of course, this also applies to your future lab created diamond engagement ring. Some of the world’s most renowned diamond-grading agencies to be familiar with are:
▪ GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
▪ AGS (American Gem Society)
▪ IGI (International Gemological Institute)
▪ EGL (European Gemological Laboratory)
▪ HRD (Hoge Raad voor Diamant - 'Diamond High Council')
Note: Always make sure that your lab-grown diamond purchase is protected with a genuine certificate. It is the only way to be sure that you have purchased a product that entirely corresponds to your personal liking, including your ethical and financial criteria.
3. CLEAR CONSCIOUSNESS
One of the best things about modern jewelry craftsmanship is that consumers are starting to accept more and more the idea of wearing conflict-free jewelry. That being said, we refer to precious adornments that respect not only the environment, but also the human rights and the diamond-supply transparency. A few lines earlier, we mentioned that the diamond-mining process is extremely invasive and it damages the entire ecosystem, which unfortunately, is already significantly fragile. On the flip side, by creating diamond simulants in laboratories, the ecosystem is protected and you better believe that Mother Nature is very grateful for that.
But, there is another even more painful issue coming from diamond mining – the exploitation and abuse of human beings, especially children. You already know that the majority of diamond supply in the jewelry industry comes from poor areas of the African and the Asian continent. To put it another way, mining diamonds is one of the main sources of income for the families living there. In order to fight poverty, they have no other choice than to expose themselves to extremely dangerous and health-threatening conditions, such as touching mercury with bare hands (*mercury is an extremely toxic silvery-white metal that causes brain and liver damage when it enters the body through inhalation, ingestion and even skin absorption).
The thought of having children dealing with all these perils is alarming and heart-wrenching. Therefore, manufacturing diamonds in laboratories certainly seems like the most reasonable and secure alternative to mining them. Not so long ago, I read an article about a 12-year-old girl from Uganda who instead of going to school like any other normal child at her age, she spend her days working in a mine, in order to bring food on their family table. The sad truth is that she is not the only one, there are hundreds, probably thousands of families like hers and it is time to seriously start working on this issue.
Now, let me ask you a simple question: By knowing all this, would you still choose a blood-mudded, instead of a lab created diamond engagement ring? In fact, a lab created diamond engagement ring will be both your personal embodiment of never-ending love and philanthropy, while ensuring a peace of mind and clear consciousness at the same time. I will ask you another question: What else you could possibly ask for?
It is not the first time to talk about the difference in price between mined and man-made diamonds, but for you, as a future consumer, it is of the utmost importance to know that a lab created diamond engagement ring will cost you 30-50% less than a ring designed with natural diamonds of the same size. Meanwhile, you are assuring quality, do not forget it! The supply chain for lab-created diamonds is working efficiently and the competition is huge, so all the odds are in your favor. At Kobelli Jewelry, the offer of lab created diamond engagement rings starts as low as $659.00, meaning that there is a fine, beautifully crafted piece suitable for any budget.
5. SMART & VALUABLE INVESTMENT
By purchasing a lab created diamond engagement ring, you are not only saving a significant amount of money, but you are also contributing to the development of the global industry, including:
▪ Renewable Energy
To summarize, any lab-grown diamond purchase represents a step closer to making the world a better and safer place for all of us. It might sound cliché, but it is an absolute truth. Your smartly invested money will support the research and development of high-tech applications and cutting-edge technology that are here to promise a brighter future for humanity.
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