3 On Your Side: Lab-Created Diamonds

CBS Philly

By Jim Donovan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It often been said that a diamond is a girl’s best friend.  But the price of a diamond, well that can stop many people in their tracks.  3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us you may be able to save up to a third on the cost of a diamond because of a technological breakthrough.

It’s hard to deny the brilliance and beauty of  diamonds.  But some stunning gems cost far less than you would expect, because they were actually created in a Singapore laboratory.  Instead of spending millions of years in the earth, some diamonds are formed in a matter of weeks in pressurized containers.

Lisa Bissell is the CEO of Pure Grown Diamonds.  She says, “They have all the optical physical chemical properties of mined diamonds and they’re 100 percent carbon because they’re genuine diamonds.”

According to Bissell, “A…

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