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Will lab-grown outsparkle natural diamonds?

ESG compliance is no longer a nice to have – it’s a must. Mining companies are coming under increasing scrutiny by investors who demand that their operations are carried out in an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner.

However, it is not just investors that are demanding this but consumers as well. And I am not only referring to hemp wearing tree huggers; millennials are also astutely aware of where their goods are sourced.

It is perhaps for this reason that lab-grown diamonds are growing in popularity. Already, well-known celebrities such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Regina King and Jennifer Lopez have opted to wear lab-grown diamonds.

Not only are they cheaper but they also wreak less havoc on the environment. So with lab-grown diamonds growing in popularity, what does the future of diamond miners? Will there still be a market for natural diamonds in years to come?

These are some of the points that will be debated at a Mining Review Africa webinar titled: Lab-grown vs natural diamonds – what’s your preference?

The webinar takes place on 26 August and features a panel of experts who will unpack this topic.
Click here to register for this free webinar and to be part of the discussion.

Until next time.

Gerard Peter
Gerard Peter is a content creator and media strategist with more than 23 years' experience in new and traditional media.