What are lab-grown diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds that have been created in a lab instead of being mined from the earth. They are chemically, physically, and optically identical to a mined diamond. However, they have much lesser impacts on people and the environment and hence are more sustainable and eco-friendly. They make for the perfect jewellery for the Conscious Customer.
Today, many people are making the switch to lab-grown diamonds because of their benefits and also because of their price point. Renowned celebrities have not been left behind on this trend; here are some of the celebrities that have been spotted sporting some beautiful lab-grown pieces.
The duchess of Sussex and former actress has been famous for her progressive thinking and ways. Hence, it came as no surprise when she was spotted in a pair of earrings created with lab-grown diamonds at an event in London in January 2019. The earrings were crafted by Kimai, a Dutch jewellery brand that specializes in lab-grown jewellery.
Daughter of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, Bindi stayed true to her environmentalist roots when she got engaged to her boyfriend Chandler Powell in 2019 with a lab-grown engagement ring. She also went on to post the details of her ring on Instagram and mentioned how happy she was that her boyfriend chose a ring that “captures her essence” so well.
The American singer, songwriter and actress known for her striking voice and amazing performance in A Star Is Born has always tried to give back to the community with her philanthropic acts. In 2018, at the premiere of A Star Is Born she accessorized her gorgeous outfit with some Anabela Chan earrings donned with lab-grown diamonds.
English actress, model and activist known for her role in the Harry Potter series and more recently, her outspoken activism on ongoing issues in the world made a statement with her jewellery at the 2018 Academy Awards. All of her jewellery was ethically sources, featuring lab-grown diamonds, recycled gold and a recycled sapphire from designers Vrai & Oro, Ana Katarina and Ana Khour.
Swara Bhaskar, an Indian actress, best known for her lead roles in many independent films is a three time Filmfare award nominee. She was seen at a launch party in September 2018 sporting an ear cuff, earrings and rings embedded with lab-grown diamonds by DiAi Designs, an Indian jewellery brand specializing in lab-grown diamonds.
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