1. Lab-Grown Diamonds
The best alternative to a mined diamond is a man-made diamond. What makes lab-grown the best diamond alternative? The fact is that it's actually a real diamond. These diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically the same as diamonds that come from the earth. However, they’re an eco-friendly alternative that provides couples with peace of mind knowing that their diamond was 100% ethically sourced. When it comes to high-quality diamond alternatives, there is simply nothing else on the same level as lab-grown diamonds.
Although it may seem that lab-grown diamonds were only recently discovered, a variation of these stones has actually been around since the 1950s, when General Electric discovered the technology to create them. Thirty years later, gem-quality man-made diamonds became much more widely available. However, it wasn’t until just a few years ago that the quality, craftsmanship, and precision arose to what it is today. In terms of cut, color, clarity, and carat, lab-grown diamonds are indistinguishable compared to mined diamonds, as they’re cut, polished and graded at the same caliber as their mined counterparts — making them an increasingly popular choice for engaged couples.
Although lab-created diamonds are the same as mined diamonds in regards to their look, chemical makeup, and visual characteristics, the steps it takes to move the stones from production to customer is slightly shorter. This is part of the reason that lab-grown diamonds can be a 20-40% less expensive mined diamond alternative. The end result? A diamond alternative that’s actually better than the original (at least to your wallet). Clean Origin is also a direct to consumer brand, meaning there are no middlemen between our products and our customers. This is how we’re able to offer such competitive pricing on all of our diamonds — even when compared to other man-made gemstones.