Why We Are Offering Lab-Grown Diamonds as the First and Only Jeweler in Norway
In a response to the ugly reality of the mined diamond industry, Nangi is proud to offer our customers a conflict-free and sustainable alternative through a variety of beautiful lab-grown diamonds.
Pictured above: Bohemian Girl with Lab-Grown Diamonds
These babies aren’t only atomically identical and equally stunning as their mined counterparts, they are more sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly.
Mined diamonds are often called blood diamonds or conflict diamonds due to their association with ugly wars and conflicts. Despite global efforts to ban conflict diamonds the past two decades, the mined diamond industry is still tainted by conflict and misery.
Nangi is the first and only Norwegian jeweler to offer the conflict-free alternative lab-grown diamonds.
Our Lab-Grown Diamonds
- A diamond is a diamond. Atomically identical to earth mined diamonds, our laboratory-grown diamonds are created in a lab, utilizing solely renewable energy, meaning that the origin of our diamonds is certain.
- Lab-grown diamonds offer the exact same clarity and quality as mined ones. The only difference is that they are created in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way.
- Lab-grown diamonds also go under the name "man-made diamonds", "lab-made diamonds", and "cultured diamonds". Some refer to them as "synthetic diamonds", but this is not the case as they are 100% anatomically identical to a mined diamond.
One of the World's Most Polluting Industries
- Diamond mining takes a heavy toll on the environment, the miners, and communities surrounding the mine.
- Mining a 1 carat diamond entails:
- 250 tons of earth removed
- 500 liters of water used
- 60 kilos (143 lbs) of carbon dioxide emitted
- 57 kilos (2’011 ounces) of air pollution released
Pictured above: Diamond Snake Tail
Pictured above: The Mirny diamond mine in Siberia. The mine is over 1,2 km wide – large enough to be seen from space.
- Lab-created diamonds are graded and certified using the same process as mined diamonds.
- Every Nangi diamond over 0.85 carat receives a certification.
Oh no, They are Not Synthetic
- In 2018, the definition of “diamond” was redefined by removing the word “natural” to include lab-grown diamonds as well. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), diamonds are now “A mineral consisting essentially of pure carbon crystallized in the isometric system”.
- The FTC declared about lab-grown-diamonds: “These stones have the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as mined diamonds. Thus, they are diamonds.”
A Sparkly Fortnight
- It takes approximately 2-3 weeks to grow a rough diamond that will yield a 1 carat gemstone.
- Cutting and polishing takes another 4-8 weeks.
Value for Money
- No diamond is free, but due to the shorter supply chain and no middlemen markups, lab-grown diamonds are less expensive than mined diamonds.
- This means that you get more value for your money
Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts Are Wearing Them!
- Leonardo DiCaprio made headlines in 2015 by investing in Diamond Foundry Inc., a San Francisco manufacturer of lab-grown diamonds. DiCaprio starred in the 2006 film Blood Diamond and in turn drew attention to the issue of gem mines financing warlords.
- Penelope Cruz, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Drake, Olivia Colman and others, proudly wear lab-grown diamonds on the red carpet. They, like DiCaprio, see the benefit of wearing jewelry that not associated with child labor, conflict, or environmental destruction.
Did you know that Nangi is a certified partner of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Diamond Foundry Inc., as the only jeweler in Norway?
The Future is Bright
We can create your dream piece of jewelry from our large selection of lab-grown diamonds. Read more about our custom design process and get in touch with us.
Pictured above: Nangi Diamond Half Eternity Band