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Diamonds are truly beautiful and a luxury to have in any type of jewelry. They can easily elevate a jewelry piece to make it look more luxurious and special. If you’re looking for diamonds, you have two options: natural, mined diamonds or lab grown diamonds. Both have their own unique advantages and disadvantages, but the lab grown gemstones are becoming more and more popular for a variety of reasons that we’ll explore below.
If you’re interested in a synthetic diamond, you’ll find that many jewelers can help you source the gemstones that you’re looking for. All you need to do is ask, and they’ll be able to offer you a variety of options to choose from to add to a jewelry piece or to turn into something like an engagement ring.
Without further adieu, here are some of the benefits that synthetic alternatives have over natural gemstones.
#1. Guaranteed Origins
One of the main reasons why many people are opposed to buying mined diamonds nowadays is because there’s a chance that the diamonds may be blood diamonds. These diamonds are mined in areas that are controlled by rebels that use the proceeds of the diamonds to fund military operations against the government. Those who mine these diamonds are often doing so under extremely dangerous and poor situations. Some of the miners are held against their will.
Many people are against the ethics of buying mined diamonds. With lab grown diamonds in Denver, CO, you never have to worry about the origin of the diamonds. You’ll have a very clear idea of the stone’s origin and its acquisition. The history is clean and trackable.
Lab grown diamonds are often just a fraction of the price of mined diamonds, which means that you can get a much larger and more impressive gemstone at the same budget. Mined diamonds often sell for inflated prices, but lab grown diamonds are easier to find. Thanks to the improving technologies behind lab grown diamonds, they are also becoming cheaper and cheaper, making them a great deal for any piece of jewelry.
#3. Clarity and Quality
It’s hard for naturally-grown diamonds to be absolutely perfect. You’ll almost always find some type of imperfection within the diamond that will affect its overall sparkle, clarity, and color. You won’t have this problem with lab grown diamonds. They are essentially perfect. Since scientists can control all of the factors in the lab, lab grown diamonds do not have any imperfections. They usually shine brightly and look like high-end diamonds that are flawless.
You can rest assured that lab grown diamonds will look amazing on any type of jewelry. The best part is that it is incredibly hard to distinguish the difference between lab grown diamonds and high quality natural diamonds. In fact, unless you have specialized equipment and tools, you won’t be able to tell at all! You’ll think that the lab grown alternatives are simply high-end natural diamonds.
#4. Specifications and Color
Depending on what you’re looking for in a diamond, it can be difficult to get your hands on a natural diamond with those specifications. That’s particularly true if you’re looking for a colored diamond. Those diamonds are incredibly rare, and you might not even be able to get your hands on one even if you have the funds or budget for it. Your jeweler might have to spend a significant amount of time looking for it.
With lab grown options, you really get your choice of the litter. Even if the jeweler doesn’t have what you’re looking for at the moment, they’ll be able to easily find what you’re looking for or order what you’re looking for, so you won’t have to wait around. You’ll be able to get your hands on what you want in no time. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a natural diamond, the search for the perfect diamond may take several months. That could be problematic if you’re in a time crunch and looking for a gift.
#5. Environmentally-Friendly and Sustainability
Last but not least, lab grown gemstones are environmentally friendly and sustainable. You won’t have to worry that your purchase is taking a toll on the environment or adding to your carbon footprint.
The truth of the matter is that diamond mining is actually quite harmful to the earth. It uses up a lot of fossil fuel and it can also mean that it’ll create a lot of pollution, as well as disturb the natural environment. Synthetic diamonds, on the other hand, do not face any of these problems. They cause little to no environmental damage, so they’re a great option for those who are very conscious about the environment.
It’s also much more sustainable to grow diamonds in a lab than to continue to mine them from earth’s resources, especially when you consider the fact that our environment is at risk of getting damaged irreparably. Now would be a good time to stop mining and to focus more on how to heal and nurture the environment, so that it can return back to its original state.
Call Us for More Information
If you’re looking for lab grown gemstones or if you want to learn more about them, give Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry a call at 303-471-8463. We’ll be able to help you find the perfect diamond in Denver, CO for a jewelry piece and can even help you custom design jewelry, like engagement rings!
We are a family business that has been in operation since 1951, and our team is made up of experienced jewelers who produce high quality jewelry pieces. We are also one of Colorado’s largest watch stores and offer watch repair services as well. Our Highlands Ranch, CO location serves the Denver, CO area. You can call us for more information about our services and products or schedule a visit to our showrooms to find the perfect jewelry piece for yourself or someone else.