Con: Lab-grown diamonds just don’t have the same mystique

For Victoria gem lover and spouse Theresa Klacman, a diamond’s attract is about greater than merely its atomic construction.

The gem’s mystique is extra about the concept that it was naturally shaped over eons by immense pure forces.

“I favor the type of diamonds that come out of the rock,” stated Klacman, 53. “They appear extra actual.”

Whereas working within the pawn store trade for years, Klacman grew to become specialised in assessing diamonds.

Klacman acquired a diamond engagement ring when she first married years in the past. The couple divorced however reconnected 12 years later and once more have been married, and Klacman acquired a second, bigger diamond ring.

Klacman stated diamonds, like natural fruit and veggies, are simply higher when they’re organically created.

And realizing diamond was created by an individual moderately than the Earth makes all of the distinction.

“If it’s manufactured in a lab, that’s not actual,” she stated.

Paul Neuse, proprietor of Gonzales jewellery retailer Storey Jewelers, stated for some clients, realizing the place a diamond got here from makes all of the distinction.

Whereas the standard could also be comparable, he stated, realizing the gems got here from contained in the Earth and have been revamped millennia is enticing.

Klacman’s daughter, Brittney Klacman, additionally stated she had doubts in regards to the lab-grown gems.

She stated she has been disenchanted by the standard of human-made diamonds.

Though the Klacmans stated they have been all for saving cash, it wasn’t sufficient to put on a bad-looking stone.

“I’m not in opposition to a very good deal,” stated Theresa Klacman.

Jon Wilcox experiences on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He could also be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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