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Are Lab Grown Diamonds More Ethical?

Diamonds offer an unbeatable sparkle and ethereal beauty, making diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces coveted jewelry. However, ethical concerns in the natural diamond industry can raise moral questions about adding these pieces to your collection. 

In the last few decades, lab grown diamonds have gained popularity as a more ethical alternative to mined diamonds. Created in a controlled laboratory environment, these stones are estimated to make up nearly 50% of diamond sales, but are they more ethical? 

Discover why lab diamonds are the epitome of ethically sourced luxury and find your ideal design at Grown Brilliance. 

What are the Ethical Concerns Surrounding Natural Diamonds?

Diamonds captivate with their sparkle, but the journey from mine to market comes with serious ethical concerns. Potential issues that arise with mined diamonds include: 


  • Political conflicts. Natural diamonds have been linked to funding conflicts and wars, especially in Africa. Despite efforts like the Kimberley Process to certify diamonds as conflict-free, many places still export “blood diamonds.” This is highlighted by recent concerns about Russian diamonds financing war efforts against Ukraine.


  • Non-regulated labor practices. Mining natural diamonds sometimes involves harsh working conditions for miners, with low wages and high risks. The industry faces criticism for not providing adequate safety measures and rights for workers, reflecting an ethical dilemma for diamond consumers.


  • Resource use. Natural diamonds are formed deep within the earth; mining these stones requires extensive human resources and land. Workers remove up to 250 tons of dirt to extract a 1-carat stone. This use of resources can negatively impact the local community. 


  • Inability to verify sourcing. Even with the Kimberley Process, tracing a diamond’s journey from mine to retailer is difficult. Diamonds change hands around 20 to 30 times in the supply chain, making it hard to know if they’re truly conflict-free. This can raise questions about the ethics of purchasing jewelry with mined diamonds.


How Lab Diamonds Support Ethical Practices

Lab grown diamonds are made using advanced technology that replicates the natural conditions under which diamonds form over billions of years. Lab diamonds are created through the High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process, transforming carbon into stunning gemstones. These methods produce real diamonds without the traditional concerns around mined stones. Choosing a lab diamond offers the following ethical benefits: 

Ethical Luxury at Grown Brilliance

At Grown Brilliance, we support ethical luxury by offering only the finest lab created diamonds for your jewelry collection. Our lab diamonds ¾ carat and higher are certified by the IGI (International Gemological Institute) or GIA (Gemological Institute of America), making them 100% traceable and identical in quality and characteristics to mined stones.

Our collections include:

  • Lab grown diamond engagement rings. Find exquisite lab grown diamond engagement rings for your special moment. Our rings feature ethically sourced lab grown diamonds in various carat weights, cuts, colors and settings. 
  • Pop the question with this 3.5 carat IGI-certified cushion engagement ring that showcases timeless elegance with its exceptional clarity and brilliance. For a whimsical, romantic design, consider a .75 carat IGI-certified heart-shaped diamond ring, perfect for expressing love that’s unique and heartfelt.
  • Lab grown diamond rings. Discover your ideal lab diamond fashion ring with our one-of-a-kind creations adorned with ethical lab grown diamonds. For a modern twist on timeless glamor, consider our Pear, Oval and Emerald Lab Grown Diamond Contour Fashion Band, which interweaves various diamond shapes in a seamless flow for a contemporary, elegant piece.
  • Our 3.2 carat Lab Grown Diamond Cocktail Ring combines the elongated grace of marquise diamonds with the classic sophistication of tapered baguette accents, creating a striking display of light and luxury.


  • Lab grown diamond bracelets. Elevate your style with our exquisite selection of lab grown diamond bracelets, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any outfit. Choose the timeless allure of our 12 carat four-prong round tennis bracelet, a classic piece that wraps your wrist in a continuous sparkle. 
  • Or consider the contemporary flair of our east-west oval tennis bracelet, available in white, yellow or rose gold or platinum. Each offers a unique way to celebrate beauty and ethical luxury, blending impeccable craftsmanship with the conscious choice of lab grown diamonds.

Choose Grown Brilliance for Ethical Beauty

Embrace ethical beauty with Grown Brilliance, where you can find the perfect lab diamond design to add to your collection. From lab grown diamond tennis bracelets to engagement rings, our pieces are breathtaking and responsibly made. 

Choose Grown Brilliance to commemorate your treasured moments with a choice that stands for ethical practices and fosters a better tomorrow. Shop our stunning collections today and enjoy magnificent accessories and complete peace of mind.

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