Brilliant best: Why lab-grown diamonds have overtaken natural

Brett Afshar explains to Jewellery Focus the huge increase in lab-grown diamonds that Queensmith has seen, the reasons why consumers may prefer lab-grown over natural and whether the natural diamond market is on the ropes.

“A natural one carat stone is gonna cost you about £10,000 in a lab grade, it’s gonna cost you about £2,000 so there’s massive polarisation between the two,” says Brett Afshar, MD and founder of Queensmith jewellers.

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