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Lab-Grown Gemstone Jewelry

Charles & Colvard's Lab-Grown Precious Gemstones are Made, Not Mined

— October 6, 2022 — Fashion
Charles & Colvard's newest conscious fine jewelry is injected with color thanks to lab-grown gemstones. The new color collection of Made, Not Mined jewelry showcases lab-grown ruby, sapphire and emerald gemstones, as well as Caydia lab-grown diamonds.

The clarity and color of the precious gemstones from Charles & Colvard are especially brilliant and they stand out with polish standards of an "excellent" grading, which mined gemstones can scarcely offer.

The accessible and conscientious fine jewelry color collection is "driving a bold new direction for our brand," according to Charles & Colvard Senior Director of Sales and Merchandising, Hillary Watson. Increasingly, consumers are choosing fine jewelry with lab-grown components for its exceptional quality and incredible value.
Trend Themes
1. Lab-grown Gemstones - The trend of lab-grown gemstones offers a disruptive innovation opportunity for jewelers to create affordable and high-quality jewelry without relying on mining for precious stones.
2. Conscious Fine Jewelry - The rise of conscious fine jewelry, made with lab-grown gemstones and sustainable materials, presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for jewelry companies to tap into the growing demand for ethically sourced products.
3. Lab-grown Diamonds - Lab-grown diamonds can disrupt the traditional diamond industry by offering a more ethical and affordable alternative, creating innovation opportunities for businesses to leverage this trend in their product offerings.
Industry Implications
1. Jewelry - The trend of lab-grown gemstones and conscious fine jewelry presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the jewelry industry to offer high-quality products that are more sustainable and ethical.
2. Fashion - The trend of conscious consumption and sustainable fashion can intersect with lab-grown gemstones to offer fashion brands a disruptive innovation opportunity to create stylish and ethically-minded accessories.
3. Materials Engineering - The rise of lab-grown gemstones and diamonds presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the field of materials engineering to develop new and more efficient techniques for creating synthetic gems and precious stones.
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