New York, NY--'For Engagement Rings, Are Natural Diamonds on the Way Out?' asks the Lane Florsheim in the Wall Street Journal Magazine. (Illustration Credit: Sol Cotti)
From the story:
When Camille Martin-Thomsen started shopping for her engagement ring with her then-fiancé, she found the process wasn’t as straightforward as she had hoped. The couple, who split their time between Brooklyn and Copenhagen, looked at rings from luxury jewelry houses in both the U.S. and Denmark. Craft was important to Martin-Thomsen, 45, an architect and assistant dean and professor, as were the ethics behind the ring. “I was really frustrated with how vague people sometimes were about their procurement process with diamonds,” she says. “I just couldn’t live with knowing that for me to have beautiful objects, I was going to potentially be harming other people or harming the earth.
They started researching lab-created diamonds, learning man-made diamonds are chemically identical to those that are mined from the earth.
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