By  on August 19, 2019

LONDON — The lab-grown diamond market has emerged with much fanfare as a more ethical, sustainable and better-priced alternative to mined diamonds. The rocks were endorsed by pop culture heroes ranging from the Duchess of Sussex to Taylor Swift and heralded as the way forward for younger, more sustainably minded consumers.

The hoopla doesn’t sit well with the Diamond Producers Association, which recently commissioned a report by Trucost that looks to take a closer look at the environmental impact of lab-grown diamonds. Although they are marketed as more environmentally friendly, producing them requires large amounts of fossil fuels.

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