lUX BOND & GREEN & SYNTHETICS DIAMONDS
Over our history of 124 years, Lux Bond & Green Jewelers has neither promoted synthetics to our customers nor seen the value of synthetics/lab grown as an alternative for natural gemstones. Synthetic colored stones have been around for well over 100 years, specifically with emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. We have sold synthetic material per customer requests and have presented a few bridge fashion jewelry collections in sterling silver and other non-precious materials as well as gift lines with cubic zirconia which is technically a diamond alternative material. We have never promoted synthetics of any kind as fine jewelry with lasting value. We fully expect the value of synthetics to continue to decline, very similar to what has happened to the television and computer industries. We believe that the prices will decrease until technology, cost and demand become in balance, setting the ultimate lower value.
LUX BOND & GREEN
SOUND BUSINESS PRACTICE
Lux Bond & Green is about the value, the relationships and trust we have with our customers. Selling synthetics today is a gamble and LBG doesn’t want to gamble with our reputation and our customer's hard-earned money for short-term profitability. This also includes the real concern of the environmental impact of laboratory grown versus mining natural diamonds. Click the "Learn More" button below to link to an independent analysis of these industries. This gives us comfort that the mining industry is improving the lives of many in their countries and the steps they are taking to minimize the impact on the environment realisadiamond.com buying guide. Lux Bond & Green continues to be involved in our communities and our industry, endorsing and encouraging ethical, environmental and social responsibilities and sound business practices. As members of the Jewelers of America, American Gem Society, Manufactures Jewelers & Silversmiths Association, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, American Gem Trade Association, Diamonds do Good and other industry organizations we uphold their code of conduct for our company and staff each day. We believe in the intrinsic value as well as the emotional and historical value of diamonds and colored gemstones for today and the years to come.