They are opting for a lab diamond engagement ring instead of one that was mined.
Jasmine Ma wanted a lab diamond for two reasons. She was concerned about the diamond mining’s history of human rights violations, and she thought the extra money could be used for a downpayment on a house.
Lab grown diamonds usually cost 50% to 70% less than mined diamonds.
“To me, it didn’t make any sense to put that much into something when no one can tell the difference,” Ma said.
Read more about the growing trend at ArcaMax.