Why not lab gems?On 18 September 2018 by soulmelt
I currently don’t use lab gems as you will find very little return for your investment. Lab gems become dramatically cheaper overtime as the technology optimises which doesn’t help create a circular market (think mobile phones). Lab gems can be made in places where the environment is of little concern and work practices are slack. Alternatively, mining practises of natural gems can have a dramatic and terrible impact and some mining can be rather gentle. You may want to weigh all these factors up when making your gem purchases.
The way things stand for now is that lab gems are worthless in the secondhand market and I should honour the customer in this regard. If you really need a fresh new unworn gem, then lab gems may have a lower eco-footprint and less human rights abuses surrounding its creation depending on the current mining practises for an equivalent natural one.