Juicy Jewels Fresh from the Lab
Perfect in Every Way
Designer Chan's fascination for luscious fruit is apparent. And these earrings are pretty luscious themselves. They are bejeweled with ruby, pink sapphire, emerald and diamonds. They're pretty perfect aren't they? They should be. These super sparkly stones are as Chan says 'sustainable' meaning they are all lab-grown.
There's nothing at all wrong with lab grown gems. And if you speak with a sector of today's consumers, you'll soon learn that lab-grown stones including diamonds are their preferred choice. The mindset here is that no earth was disturbed --and possibly irreversibly damaged in some way in recovering gemstones for use in jewelry. Not to mention the potential for poor working conditions for miners.
The Pros for Natural Stones
All that's good. Still, nothing will ever replace from-the-ground diamonds and gemstones that hold captive the imagination of millions of collectors. The earth turns up some pretty awesome baubles. And they are all one-and done. No two gemstones or diamonds are ever exactly alike--and that's the way aficionados like it.
For some collectors, only earth-mined stones will do. But there's definitely a place--and a customer for the lab-created stones; and we salute the creativity that goes into crafting jewels fresh from the lab.
Obviously, a customer should buy what they want--and also what they intend to buy. By that, I mean disclosure is key. But designers and manufacturers of good repute do disclose--they want their customer to know what they are buying--and match the consumers personal preferences.
What a fresh approach!
Anabela Chan sustainable lab-grown ruby, pink sapphire and emerald diamond earrings; Image Courtesy D'Orazio & Associates