If your shopping for a Diamond and found us, then you are looking at alternatives to the old school mined Diamonds, without sacrificing all the unbelievable qualities that only Diamonds have. This can be a confusing topic. There are many companies that claim that their products are REAL Diamonds. When in actuality its simply not true. Lab Grown Diamonds, Man made Diamonds, and Created Diamonds are all real Diamonds, the only difference is where they grow- either the High-Tech Labs or under Earth's surface. If while you are shopping you see Diamonds that are priced almost to good to be true, well that's because it is. What some of them do is "Coat" Cubic Zirconia (CZ), or another synthetic material with a very thin layer of actual Diamond.
This is obviously misleading and damaging to companies like ours that truly want to offer environmentally safe Diamonds. Don't worry though, 143Diamonds only deals with REAL Diamonds, and these other companies will get figured out soon enough (Just read the reviews or product descriptions). Until then 143Diamonds will continue to educate and offer superior Diamonds at a much more affordable price then their mined counterparts.
You might be wondering, What is a Lab Grown Diamond? Can you tell the difference? Why does it matter?
These are all extremely valid and important questions that you should ask! Lab Grown Diamonds are literally grown in laboratories using very special machines, and they have the same chemical make-up as diamonds that are mined from the earth. Lab Grown Diamonds and mined diamonds are identical. If anyone tell's you that they can tell the difference without using a very expensive machine, myself and 143's customers would have to disagree.
So this leads into the last, and arguably most important question, Why does it matter?
It matters because you as the consumer need to be able to make the most informed decision possible, while keeping it simple. It also matters because of the impact diamond mining can have on our planet. ie Energy use, air quality and pollution
Diamond exploration and mining use two forms of energy: electricity and hydrocarbons (diesel, marine gas, oil and petrol). A by-product of both electricity and hydrocarbon energy is the release of carbon emissions into the air, such as CO2 (a naturally occurring gas).