5 Reasons Why You Should Opt for Lab-grown Pink Diamonds

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The popularity of diamonds remains the same. It comes in various shapes and sizes and is often bought as a gift or a part of a collection. Aside from that, diamonds are also one of the well-known investments since the notion “Diamond is Forever” became popular.

In the past decades, pink diamonds stood out among other fancy-coloured diamonds, especially when more Argyle pink diamonds were obtained from the Argyle Mine. Unfortunately, the mine closed last November 2020, due to various reasons, including the fact that they can no longer find the same quality of pink diamonds in the previous years.

Argyle pink diamonds became more popular when the mine closed, due to limited supply. However, there are still diamond mines that supply pink diamonds, such as in Brazil, Russia, and South Africa.

However, another option is to avail of lab-grown pink diamonds. In this article, we’ll discuss the reasons why you should buy lab-grown pink diamonds.

1. Ethical and Environmentally Friendly

One of the most controversial factors of mining is its environmental impact. On the other hand, lab-grown diamonds are contained in a laboratory, which minimises the carbon footprint. Although the process can also have negative environmental effects, it’s not as harmful as the traditional way of mining diamonds.

Aside from environmental concerns, lab-grown pink diamonds are ethically acceptable, since there’s no need to use bombs and risk people’s lives.

However, the only concern about this is that the growing demand for lab-grown diamonds eliminates livelihoods for individuals and communities relying on traditional diamond mining. So, if you’re not in favour of the procedure used in traditional mining, it’s recommended to invest in lab-grown pink diamonds.

2. Cost-Effective

As mentioned, due to the recent closure of the Argyle mine, pink diamonds became more expensive. Fortunately, lab-grown pink diamonds cost a lot less than natural diamonds, so you can still have pink diamond jewellery without the need to break the bank.

But although lab-grown pink diamonds are less expensive than natural ones, it doesn’t mean that they’re cheap. Since pink diamonds are known for their rarity, it’s still more expensive than the other lab-grown stones and fancy-coloured diamonds.

For instance, if you’re planning to propose to your significant other and they like pink diamonds, it’s ideal to buy the lab-grown pink diamond ring, especially if you still have other plans, like an engagement party and a wedding. Besides, buying a pink diamond engagement ring doesn’t mean you have to compromise the elegance and style of the diamond.

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3. Customisation and Availability

Since lab-grown diamonds are man-made, the level of customisation and availability is higher than natural diamonds. For instance, if you prefer a specific shade or pink diamond, there’s a higher chance that you can achieve it when buying a lab-grown diamond instead of a natural one.

Besides, due to the controlled environment, achieving the more specific 4Cs (colour, carat, clarity, and cut) is possible. On the other hand, as mentioned, since natural pink diamonds are rare, you have limited options, and your preferences might not be accommodated.

Again, if you’re looking for an engagement ring, and you have a specific preference, you can even design the ring and order it in advance. This guarantees you that you can get the specific ring you’re looking for, compared to its natural counterpart.

4. Scientific Precision and Purity

As lab-grown diamonds are the same as natural diamonds, they undergo scientific procedures resulting in high-quality diamonds. When measuring the value of lab-grown diamonds, whether they’re fancy-coloured or colourless, the 4Cs (colour, cut, carat, and clarity) are still used.

As mentioned, the controlled environment is one of the factors that helps diamond cultivators create the diamond they plan to make. For instance, if the client wants a princess cut fancy vivid pink diamond, it can be achieved with the right calculations.

Once the diamond is done, it’s rated using the 4Cs and will get its certification. As you know, since natural and lab-grown diamonds are treated equally, the former also gets to be certified.

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5. Contributing to Technological Advancements

Aside from the elegance and accessibility that lab-grown pink diamonds bring, its process also contributes to technological advancements. In addition, as the process of making lab-grown diamonds improves, the more it can help with sustainability since the resources are just used for laboratories and not for traditional mining.

Since it’s not too long since the first batch of lab-grown diamonds was created (in the 1950s), and the quality lab-grown diamonds were created in the 1970s, there’s still time for lab-grown diamonds to be appreciated by more people. Who knows, maybe in the future, diamond cultivators will be able to create bigger lab-grown diamonds that no one will even identify whether it’s lab-grown or natural.

 

We hope this article helps you appreciate the beauty of lab-grown pink diamonds. If you want to share your thoughts about this, don’t hesitate to comment below!

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aliana Baraquio is currently writing for Musson Jewellers Australia, a rare and enduring jewellery design business that has been providing the finest jewellery for over 40 years in Sydney. Her free time is composed of her phone and new comics to read. 

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