At Linjer, we’re all about enjoying the finer things in life, every day. And we love brilliant diamonds...the eco-friendly and conflict-free kind!
If you're like us and love a good sparkler, read on to learn more about lab grown diamonds. What are they? Are they considered real diamonds? All your burning questions are answered below!
What are lab grown diamonds?
Lab grown diamonds are diamonds that are created in laboratories by replicating the heat and pressure that is used in forming earth-mined diamonds. Just like earth-mind diamonds, lab grown diamonds are made from 100% pure crystallized carbon, and they are chemically, physically and visually identical to earth-mined diamonds.
While scientists have experimented with growing diamonds for many years, it’s only been in the last 10 years or so that the technology has been perfected.
Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds?
Yes, lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. They have the exact same chemical composition and physical properties as earth-mined diamonds, and they look the same. The only differences are where the diamonds are formed and how we get them. Lab grown diamonds are produced in laboratories in controlled conditions, so we can guarantee that they are conflict-free and do not come from war zones.
At Linjer, we choose to use lab grown diamonds because we care about being a socially responsible business and we don't believe in unnecessary mining.
Are lab grown diamonds worse than earth-mined diamonds?
Lab grown diamonds are physically, chemically and visually identical to earth-mined diamonds. There's no reason they would be considered 'worse' than earth-mined diamonds, although many traditional luxury brands that have been selling earth-mined diamonds for decades or centuries may want you to believe otherwise. :)
Are Linjer's diamonds conflict-free?
Yes. Our diamonds are made in laboratories. Many earth-mined diamonds are mined in war zones and conflict areas. They are illegally traded by warlords and rebel groups to purchase weapons and fund civil wars. That's where the term 'blood diamond' comes from, as earth-mined diamonds can be associated with violence and human rights abuses, and the wearer would never know.
We choose to buy only lab grown diamonds (created in Thailand) so that we can guarantee that we are not contributing to wars and funding warlords. If the laboratory staff have an argument about who ate whose sandwich left in the communal fridge...well, we can't say much about that!
Should I buy lab grown diamonds?
Diamonds are traditionally seen as the ultimate luxury gemstone. If you're looking for a diamond ring to use as an engagement ring, wedding ring, anniversary gift, or just to treat yourself, we think that lab grown diamonds are a fantastic option. (Plus, our diamond jewelry is so affordably priced, how can you not?!)
Discover Linjer's Diamond Jewelry
Find the perfect rings for celebrating your Big Moments (think “I do!”), as well as unique designs that will make every day feel special.
Of course, in true Linjer style, the Eco-Luxe collection comprises luxury quality without the luxury markup, meaning that every piece is fairly priced, making it more easy and affordable to treat yourself and your loved ones,
all while being kinder to the earth.