Jewellery is a great way to finish your look. The right piece (or pieces) of jewellery can cement your style and bring a look to life. What is fashion without accessories?
Right now, stacking rings are right on-trend and the perfect way to create an individual look. When you choose stackable rings, you can go for a new look every day. You can choose to stack them all for eye catching glitz, just a few to add a bit of sparkle, or wear one one each finger as some skinny statement jewellery.
Available in a rainbow of colours or sparkly diamonds, they can be mixed, matched, shuffled and swapped to create an endless amount of looks.
If you’re looking at diamond stackable rings, it’s time to get acquainted with cultured diamonds.
What are cultured diamonds?
Cultured diamonds are not naturally occurring, instead they are expertly grown in a lab with the aim to achieve the clarity and brilliance of high quality mined diamonds. Most people – even the experts – can’t tell the difference between man-made diamonds and those that naturally occur.
Places like Lark and Berry choose to use cultured diamonds as they are an ethical option. Because they aren’t mined, it means these diamonds are conflict free, avoid unethical practices like bonded labour and child labour, which means people can’t be hurt in the mining of them.
They’re also planet-friendly, thanks to the fact they don’t need to be mined. It means there is no land displacement, no wildlife displacement, no ground water pollution, no chance of animals being harmed, and no chemicals being released into the environment from mining them.
What you need to know about cultured diamonds
Aside from being totally sustainable, ethical and completely gorgeous, there are a few other things you should know about cultured diamonds.
Cultured diamonds are graded like naturally occurring ones. They are graded by their colour, clarity, cut and carat. They can even be certified by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the IGI (International Gemological Institute).
Because the cultured diamonds are grown and there is no monopoly on them, they don’t cost as much as mined diamonds. This means you can have all of the luxury and glamour without the price tag.
To create diamonds, they mimic the way diamonds are grown underground. One way involves applying extreme heat and pressure to carbon, and the other way involves applying heat and gases to a diamond slice. Both processes create diamonds in an ethical and sustainable fashion. It’s even possible to use renewable energy in their creation, furthering their sustainability.
Lark and Berry, who champion the use of man made diamonds also like to give back. Because they’re aware of the huge toll diamond mining can take on the environment, they are trying to improve things by partnering with the One Tree Planted organization.
So when you’re choosing diamond jewellery, think about the ethical and environmental implications. Diamond mining has traditionally been caught up in a lot of conflict, whereas man-made diamonds create no conflict, on beautiful glittering jewellery.
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