Times are changing in the luxury jewellery market. Man-made diamonds, also known as lab-grown, lab-created, engineered, cultured or above-ground diamonds, are becoming increasingly popular. With their green foot-print and 40% savings they have an interesting story to tell.
'Lab Grown diamonds. They’re real diamonds, they have all the same physical & chemical properties of a mined diamond'
Stephen Morisseau, Director, Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing is how will the bride-to-be feel about being proposed to with a real diamond engagement ring as opposed to a man made diamond ring? Does size really matter? Besides being dramatically more valuable than lab grown diamonds, natural diamonds are getting rarer with each passing year. A natural diamond’s value will usually increase over time with inflation however diamonds are a product of supply and demand.