Diamonds: symbols of eternity, luxury and love

The fascination for diamonds and diamond jewelry is timeless and incomparable. Their sparkling fire, brilliance and dazzling elegance make them the most sought-after gemstones in the world. Whether set in an antique piece of jewelry or in a modern design, diamonds maintain their relevance and elegance across the decades.

Jewelry with lab-grown diamonds is revolutionizing the world of luxury accessories. Cultivated in controlled environments, these stunning gemstones offer a sustainable, ethical and equally stunning alternative to mined diamonds. These synthetic diamonds are not mined in the depths of the earth, but rather grown in controlled laboratory environments under the strict supervision of experts. This innovative approach to diamond extraction offers a wealth of benefits and is changing the way we think about diamonds.

This is how lab grown diamonds are made

Lab Grown Diamonds, also known as synthetic or artificial diamonds, are diamonds that are grown in controlled laboratory environments. The process of creating these fascinating gemstones is a scientific marvel, producing the same impressive brilliance and hardness as natural diamonds, but without requiring mining.

To grow Lab Grown Diamonds, a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) environment or chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is used. In the HPHT process, the carbon is melted and crystallized at extremely high temperatures and pressures, while in the CVD process, a gaseous carbon carrier is used to grow the diamond on a substrate.

During the growth process, conditions in the laboratory environment are carefully monitored and controlled. This allows precise control of temperature, pressure and gas composition to ensure the diamond grows perfectly. This process can take weeks to months depending on the desired diamond size and quality.

After the diamond has grown, it is removed from the laboratory environment and prepared for its life in a sparkling piece of jewelry. This involves grinding and cutting to achieve the desired shape and finish. Experienced diamond cutters ensure that the Lab Grown Diamond receives its characteristic brilliance.

The result of this fascinating process is amazingly beautiful, environmentally friendly and conflict-free diamonds that are in no way inferior to natural diamonds. Lab Grown Diamonds are a sustainable alternative that continues to shape the future of the diamond industry and can make an important contribution to environmental protection and responsible jewelry production.

Benefits of Lab Grown Diamonds

Conflict-free & environmentally friendly

Lab Grown Diamonds can be produced conflict-free. They are created under controlled conditions in the laboratory and are not mined in opencast mines or diamond mines. Conventional diamond mining is often criticized for being linked to human rights violations, violence and environmental destruction. These activities, which involve moving large amounts of earth and rock, can lead to landscape destruction, soil erosion, water pollution and loss of habitat for people and nature.

Identical brilliance as natural diamonds

In terms of purity, hardness and beauty, Lab Grown Diamonds and natural diamonds are virtually equivalent. Natural diamonds are formed deep beneath the Earth's surface under extreme conditions of heat and pressure over millions of years. The manufacturing process of lab-grown diamonds mimics the natural formation of diamonds, but in an accelerated time frame of weeks to months.

Inexpensive alternative

Lab Grown Diamonds are often cheaper than natural diamonds of comparable quality and size. This makes them a more cost-effective option with identical brilliance and allows more people to purchase diamond jewelry.

Diversity and individuality

Lab Grown Diamonds offer a wide range of options in terms of size, shape and quality. Today it is possible to design a suitable piece of jewelry for almost every style and budget preference. In our The Signature Edit collection you will find a fine selection of timeless designs.

Criticism of Lab Grown Diamonds

We would like to provide you with a comprehensive picture of Lab Grown Diamonds so that you can make your decision about a piece of diamond jewelry wisely. Although Lab Grown Diamonds offer many advantages, as with any innovation, they are not completely without criticism:

Although Lab Grown Diamonds are often considered more environmentally friendly compared to natural diamonds, they still require energy and resources to produce. Some critics argue that despite the environmental benefits, energy consumption is still high compared to natural diamonds. The exact environmental impact depends on the laboratory's production methods and energy source.

Another criticism is that marketing lab grown diamonds as "diamonds" without a clear distinction between natural and synthetic diamonds can cause confusion among consumers. This could raise ethical concerns if customers think they have purchased natural diamonds. As a jewelry brand, we can easily counteract this by clearly stating on the product page what type of stone it is. We currently only use lab grown diamonds.

It is important to note that criticism of Lab Grown Diamonds can vary depending on your point of view. There are other arguments for or against - the above selection does not claim to be complete. Some of these concerns are already being addressed through technological developments and industry-wide efforts to improve sustainability and transparency. However, we feel it is important to at least know the advantages and disadvantages of lab grown diamonds in order to make informed decisions both as consumers and in the jewelry industry.

For us as a company, the advantages of laboratory-grown diamonds outweigh the disadvantages, so we are happy to use them for our jewelry. However, we would also like to add that there are many efforts to mine natural diamonds responsibly and to trade fairly, for example through the Kimberly Process, which was launched in 2003.