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Natural Diamonds vs. Lab-Created Diamonds
Why Shane Co. Only Sells Natural Diamonds
Unique and One of a Kind
Unique and One of a Kind
  • Natural diamonds are finite and rare. In fact, no new discoveries have been made in about 30 years.
  • The total amount of 1.00-carat diamonds recovered annually could fit inside one exercise ball.
  • Each diamond is unique like a snowflake or fingerprint, just like the love it represents.
  • Most diamonds were created 1 to 3 billion years ago, pushed to the earth's surface by volcanic eruptions. They are the oldest thing you will ever touch or own.
  • In contrast, lab-created diamonds are mass-produced in factories, located primarily in China, India, and Singapore, in industrial reactors in just two weeks.
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Always Ethically Sourced
Always Ethically Sourced
  • The Shane family has been sourcing diamonds directly from diamond cutters for 70 years.
  • We source from all three of the world's diamond centers — Antwerp, Tel Aviv, and Mumbai.
  • We require that our vendors comply with the Kimberley Process for the certification of conflict-free diamonds.
  • Our personal relationships with the diamond-cutting families is your additional assurance of ethical sourcing.
The Positive Impact of Diamonds
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Diamond industry revenue provides jobs for nearly 10 million people worldwide, as well as healthcare for millions.
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Natural diamonds produce 3x fewer carbon emissions per carat than lab-created diamonds.
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Leading diamond producers are committed to conservation, recycling on average 83% of water used in diamond recovery, reducing emissions, and embracing renewable energy.
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Every year the diamond industry drives economic development, jobs, and infrastructure in communities around the world.
Source: All stats referenced above are from The Natural Diamond Council