In observance of President's Day, we are closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Award-winning designer revolutionizes luxury with lab-grown gems and recycled materials, making a sustainable statement.

In a bold shift from traditional luxury, an award-winning British designer is redefining the value of jewelry. Anabela Chan, a celebrated designer, is championing lab-grown gems and recycled materials. Her decision stems from witnessing harsh conditions in diamond mines.

Chan's boutique in Knightsbridge, central London, showcases her innovative approach. "These are some of the most precious and valuable commodities in the world that just didn't make any sense to me," Chan explains, emphasizing her commitment to ethical luxury.

Her unique jewelry pieces combine lab-grown diamonds with recycled aluminum from cans. They also feature pearls cultivated through regenerative farming. This innovative blend of materials not only promotes sustainability but also offers a fresh perspective on luxury.

Despite not disclosing sales figures, Chan's company has reported robust demand post-COVID-19. Her pioneering efforts in sustainable luxury earned her the "Game Changer" award at the British Luxury Awards last November.


The lab-grown jewelry market is rapidly expanding. According to Edahn Golan Diamond Research & Data, it's growing 20% annually, contributing to a global market worth $15 billion. With more brands entering this market, competition is intensifying. The focus is now shifting towards unique design to stand out. Lab-grown diamonds, becoming more affordable, are spurring creativity in jewelry design.

At Pandora, a major lab-grown diamond retailer, Joshua Braman, head of diamonds, sees lab-grown gems as a creative boon. They offer new possibilities for designers.

Sustainability is another key differentiator in this emerging market. Chan collaborates with suppliers who convert carbon dioxide emissions into diamonds. This process turns a harmful

gas into a valuable resource. Chan describes it as transforming something negative into positive.

Her approach is a testament to the evolving landscape of luxury jewelry. It challenges traditional views, prioritizing sustainability without compromising on beauty and elegance. Chan's work illustrates a future where luxury and eco-consciousness coexist harmoniously.

Samira is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, but deep inside, her heart is a nomad! She's a state champion debater, a public speaker, a scriptwriter, a theater actress, but most importantly — A GREEN CITIZEN! She thinks of herself as a storyteller who thrives on enjoying the life at fullest and telling everyone the tales of life.

Subscribe to
our newsletter