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Shine bright like a (lab-made) diamond

The world’s biggest jewellery maker, Pandora, has decided to ditch mining diamonds for lab-manufactured diamonds in an attempt to end the unethical production and human rights abuses at mines and factories that are often associated with mining for diamonds – think “blood diamonds”. Pandora plans to release its first collection of lab-made stones in the UK and will shift to other markets in 2022. It’s also an attempt to become more sustainable: the lab-made diamonds are grown from carbon with more than 60% renewable energy, a ratio that is set to rise to 100% next year. By 2025, its entire production will use only recycled precious metals, Bloomberg reported. Fancy that!?!

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 15 April 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates