Mine’s an eco-diamond: lab gems hit high street

A jewellery firm in York has become the first in the UK to sell diamonds grown in laboratories to high street customers.

Nightingale jewellers says a growing number of young couples are choosing “lab diamonds”, grown in pressurised gas chambers heated to more than 1,000C, rather than naturally formed, mined gems.

“I think particularly the younger generations appreciate the environmental issues surrounding mined diamonds,” said Stephen Nightingale, the company’s founder..................Read more


Source: The Times

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