In recent years, the jewellery industry has experienced a significant shift in consumer preferences. Discerning customers are making more informed choices, leaning towards ethically sourced and environmentally friendly options, without compromising on the dazzle. Enter the era of lab-created diamonds and moissanite. At Infinity Diamond Jewellery, we take pride in specialising in these sustainable gems, and in this piece, we’ll explore the myriad of reasons behind their rising popularity.
The Environmental Impact
Traditional diamond mining is known to leave deep scars on our planet. Massive amounts of soil need to be displaced to obtain a single carat of diamond. This not only affects the local ecosystems but also results in significant carbon emissions, water usage, and other environmental detriments. Lab-created diamonds, on the other hand, are grown in controlled environments, minimising land and water use, and ensuring a significantly lower carbon footprint.
Moissanite, a gem that rivals diamonds in its brilliance and durability, has a similar tale. Natural moissanite is incredibly rare and is usually found in minute quantities in meteorites or as microscopic inclusions in certain minerals. Hence, almost all moissanite used in jewellery today is lab-created, ensuring an environmentally friendly production process.
Beyond the environmental reasons, there’s an urgent ethical case to be made. Traditional diamond mining has, in some regions, been linked to funding conflicts, leading to the coining of the term ‘blood diamonds’. These diamonds come from war zones, sold to finance armed conflict against governments. While there have been initiatives to curb the flow of conflict diamonds, the system isn’t foolproof.
Lab-created diamonds and moissanite offer a conflict-free guarantee. Being produced in labs, the origin of each gemstone is clear and free from the ethical dilemmas associated with mined diamonds. At Infinity Diamond Jewellery, our commitment to ethical sourcing means that every piece you purchase is not only of the highest quality but also carries a clear conscience.
The creation of lab diamonds and moissanite isn’t merely about placing carbon under pressure and waiting for results. It’s a sophisticated blend of art and science. Lab diamonds are grown using advanced technological processes that replicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop. Two prevalent methods are High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). Both methods produce diamonds that are virtually indistinguishable from their mined counterparts in terms of physical, chemical, and optical properties.
Moissanite, composed of silicon carbide, is created through a similarly intricate process. Its brilliance and fire (the dispersion of light) often surpass that of diamonds, making it a favourite for those seeking a gem that truly stands out.
Why Choose Infinity Diamond Jewellery?
Our dedication at Infinity Diamond Jewellery goes beyond just selling gems. We believe in educating our customers, empowering them to make informed choices. Our collection of lab-created diamonds and moissanite engagement rings isn’t just about modern beauty; it’s about presenting an ethical, sustainable choice in an industry that’s ripe for change.
Moreover, choosing lab-created doesn’t mean compromising on quality or options. Our vast range offers all the shapes, sizes, and settings one might desire, ensuring your engagement ring is as unique as your love story.
Your Ethical Engagement
Engagement rings symbolise a promise, a commitment to a shared future. And what better way to commence this journey than by making a choice that’s kind to our planet and ethical in its origins? Lab-created diamonds and moissanite, with their impeccable quality and sustainable background, present the perfect blend of modernity and responsibility.
At Infinity Diamond Jewellery, we invite you to be part of this change. Browse our exquisite collection, and let your engagement ring be a testament not just to enduring love but also to a brighter, more sustainable future.
Discover the sparkle of sustainability. Choose Infinity Diamond Jewellery.