Our relationship with natural diamonds has always been one of fascination, intrigue, and romance. The attraction of being the owner of a rare gemstone that has grown in the Earth’s core over millions of years, through the combination of natural atomic processes to produce one of the most brilliant and sparkling forces of Mother Nature. But the extractions of these breathtaking diamonds also comes at considerable costs to the planet and humanity.

So, with the increasing focus on the issues of global climate change and more and more of us leading more environmentally friendly lives, is it now the turn of the jewelry industry to come under scrutiny for its part in sustainability?

Here we take a look at the question of whether the increasingly popular alternative of laboratory grown man made diamonds are in fact an eco friendly sustainable alternative to their mined counterparts that will benefit our planet.

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