Generally, most websites will deem these diamonds as being ethical, environmentally friendly, and identical to natural diamonds! This isn’t completely true.
The lab-grown diamonds still have to be cut and polished by a human, and we can’t just discard the human element in all of this. So, while we advocate lab-grown diamonds, we’ll always pride ourselves on the workforce involved in cutting our stunning range of diamonds.
Also, all-natural earth mined diamonds have to be ethically sourced by statute under observance of the Kimberley Process; therefore all-natural diamonds are also classed as responsibly sourced diamonds - at least at Marlow’s Diamonds they are.
Currently, the GIA lab (the institute who grade diamonds) is debating issuing reports for this substitute to earth-mined diamonds. The IGI, HRD and GCAL already issue reports for lab-grown diamonds. We restrict our supply to IGI certified lab-grown diamonds as we have more confidence with their reports.