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Pandora Switches To Lab-Grown Diamonds

Pandora, the world’s biggest jeweler by volume, is switching to manmade stones produced in laboratories and will no longer use mined diamonds for any new designs. “Pandora’s chief executive, Alexander Lacik, said in a statement that diamonds should be affordable as well as sustainable,” per The New York Times. “Lab-grown diamonds are physically, chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds, and proponents say that their production results in less environmental damage than traditional mining practices, and also doesn’t have the same associations with human rights abuses.”

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