Over our 126 years history, Lux Bond & Green Jewelers has neither promoted synthetics/Laboratory Grown to our customers nor seen the value as an alternative for natural diamonds or gemstones. Synthetic colored stones have been around for well over 100 years, specifically with emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. Laboratory grown diamonds were first developed by GE in the late 1950’s for industrial use and today are promoted by several jewelry brands as a cheap alternative. As a family we do not believe in the value of these synthetics as fine jewelry with lasting value. We continue to witness the dramatic decline in value of lab grown diamonds, very similar to what has happened to the television and computer industries. We believe that the prices will continue to decrease until technology, cost, and demand become in balance, setting the ultimate lower value.



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 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.