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Pros & Cons of Lab Grown Diamonds

If you are considering the purchase of a lab grown diamond, it’s important to consider all the reasons why. 
THE LAB GROWN DIAMOND GUIDE
THE PROS & CONS OF LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
When you’re giving someone a piece of jewellery you hope they’ll be wearing for decades to come, you want to feel good about seeing them wear it. It helps if you know that you made an informed decision about where to purchase it.

How a lab grown diamond is created matters, because some lab practices may not be any better than traditional diamond mining.

Here are the things that many people consider in their search:
PRO
They cost less. Lab grown diamonds cost (on average) 10% to 30% less than what Mother Nature creates.
 
PRO
Lab grown diamonds are chemically real diamonds. LGDs are almost identical to the physical, chemical, and cosmetic characteristics of natural diamonds. 
Con
They’re not as valuable. Manufactured diamonds might look pretty, but they aren’t going to get you much in resale value. Many people have the view that lab grown diamonds are not real diamonds because they don’t come from the earth, but manufacturers promise they are visually and chemically identical.
Con
The carbon footprint isn’t great. If the manufacturing process for lab-grown diamonds uses energy generated from fossil fuels, it can create more carbon dioxide emissions than natural diamond mining. 
Con
Thanks to the Kimberley Process, traditional diamond mining companies, make huge efforts to offset the industry’s social impacts. These include building schools and medical facilities and remediating environmental impacts in regions where diamonds are mined. 
Con
The livelihoods of over 10 million people are directly and indirectly supported by the natural diamond mining industry. Natural Diamond Council Members generate more than $16 billion per year in net socio-economic and environmental benefits.
HOW BAKER BROTHERS CHOOSE THEIR LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
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We insist on the best diamonds and whether we’re selecting natural, or lab grown diamonds, our Specialists use the same stringent process.
 
We personally inspect every diamond we use in our jewellery; rejecting any that do not meet our strict 4Cs criteria.
 
All the diamonds we use are certified by one of the world's top four gem labs, but we like to go one step further. When you visit us, we like to supply you with a 10x jeweller’s loupe, show you how to use it and you through how to grade the diamond you’re choosing using the 4Cs, giving you the bonus of a 5th C – confidence!
 
Whatever you choose, at Baker Brothers we promise you luxury with confidence. We offer a stunning collection of diamond jewellery.

Click here to view the range or visit our contact page to arrange an appointment.
 
Baker Brothers inspect every lab grown diamond we use