Since the ethics in relation to the mining of diamonds have started being questioned, the more eco-friendly alternatives of naturally occurring diamonds have started gaining popularity. Lab grown diamonds are synthetically created diamonds which are grown in laboratories under extreme conditions of high temperature and high pressure. They are grown over a matter of weeks as opposed to a billion years taken by the naturally occurring diamonds.
The recent surge in popularity of the lab grown diamonds is not because of the ease and reduced time it takes to be grown but because of the concerns being raised regarding the inhumane treatment of the miners and the unethical mining of the naturally occurring diamonds. A number of celebrities have been vocal about their disapproval regarding the unethical diamond mining and as a result have been seen sporting jewellery made of lab grown diamonds so as to show their support. Let’s have a look at a few celebrities who wear lab grown diamond jewellery.
The Harry Potter start came into the limelight for wearing ethically sourced accessories for the Vanity Fair Oscars after party in 2018. Known for her strong views and activism, Emma Watson wore earrings that featured lab grown diamonds set in recycled gold. Her choices have always caught media attention and inspired women to make eco friendly choices.
In July 2019, Bindi Irwin who is the daughter of the famous Steve Irwin got engaged to her long term boyfriend. Bindi who is a conservationist shared the news on Instagram by flaunting one of her lab grown diamond engagement rings which features a twisted band and scattered diamonds with a vintage appeal. She wore the ring proudly and was very happy with her partners’ choice since the ring was chosen keeping in mind her ideals and the cause she has worked for.
One of the most famous celebrities who has been extremely vocal regarding her criticism for unethically mined diamonds, Penelope Cruz got together with Swarovski to create a jewellery collection made of lab grown diamonds in order to show her support for synthetically created diamonds. She wore the jewellery from this collection at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and urged women to make an ecofriendly choice even when buying jewellery.
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was spotted on a January morning in 2019 wearing gold drop earrings studded with lab grown diamonds. She was on her way to a meeting when the earrings stood out and made headlines regarding the sustainable choices of the Duchess. The company that designed it, Kimai became famous overnight especially among the millennials who prefer buying synthetic diamond jewellery.
Lady Gaga created quite a stir at the red carpet of her movie A Star is Born by wearing a gorgeous white dress coupled with cluster earrings made of pearls and lab grown diamonds. Known as the constellation pearl earrings, each pair of these earrings was made of three freshwater pearls encircled with nine lab grown diamonds which made quite a statement.
The frequent sightings of celebrities wearing lab grown diamonds jewellery have certainly helped the lab grown diamond jewellery business. All types of jewellery including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and engagement ring London made of lab grown synthetic diamonds are now available for purchase.