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Lag Grown Diamonds vs. Mined Diamonds

Working for luxury brands we have realized about the existing problems within the industry and ways of working with which we don't feel comfortable. We created RÊVER in order to bring transparency and our vision of fashion within the jewelry industry. Transparency is a key point for us, so we want to shed light about the real differences between lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds. We want you to know from our experience why lab grown diamonds were our choice. We believe that you should know their origin and the production conditions, as well as their composition and impact on our society and planet.

What is their origin?

As already mentioned in previous occasions, the only real difference between a lab grown diamond and a mined diamond is its origin. Mined diamonds come from deep in the ground, they were created there billions of years ago and to get them, companies extract them from the ground by digging the earth with specialized equipment. On the other hand, our lab grown diamond are created in laboratories replicating the natural growth process of diamonds in a controlled environment and using the High Pressure - High Temperature (HPHT) method.

Are there differences in their quality?

As you can see, lab grown diamonds have the same chemical composition, crystal structure, optical and physical properties as mined diamonds. There's no difference!

What is its cost?

Lab grown diamonds are priced less than about 30% compared to mined diamonds. This is an advantage that we share and reflect in the final price of our jewelry, as we want to be 100% transparent and honest with you.

What is its social and environmental impact?

The mining industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world due to the large amount of soil it displaces, the acid it releases into groundwater, and the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere during the mining process. To all this we must add that the majority of diamond mines are located in developing or underdeveloped countries where environmental regulations often do not exist and human rights are not regulated. Our lab grown diamonds are not perfect, but they are a better option in terms of impact and traceability. They are created from green energy, that allow us to offer you a more sustainable and 100% conflict-free alternative compared to mined diamonds from the ground. At RÊVER we work with lab grown diamonds that are not only chemically and optically the same as mined diamonds, but also help us to offer you a better value for money in all our pieces.

At RÊVER we believe that lab grown diamonds present a better future with more transparency, sustainability and conscious choices. We want to give you the opportunity to make conscious decisions and together push the jewelry industry towards a better and more responsible future. 

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