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Diamond Producers Association

Posted at 2:06 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 14:06:49-04

Lab grown diamonds are becoming more and more prevalent, but are customers really getting what they pay for? Few consumers understand how they’re different from natural diamonds in value, and why they’re not necessarily an eco-friendly alternative.

Buyers should always ask if the diamonds they're purchasing is natural or lab grown. Natural diamonds take over a billion years to form, and speeding up that process takes a tremendous amount of energy, which may not make a lab grown diamonds as eco-friendly as they seem.

For additional information on both natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds, click here.