Climate change has long been a hot topic, and for the environmentally-conscious couples out there, lab-created diamonds will continue to be a go-to. Not only are they kinder to the planet because there’s no mining involved, but they’re also guaranteed to be conflict-free, which makes them more ethical. But just because these diamonds are grown in a lab doesn’t mean they have less value. “From our perspective, synthetic diamonds are diamonds,” Stephen Morisseau, a spokesman for the Gemological Institute of America, told the Washington Post. “They’re not fakes. They’re not cubic zirconias. They have all the same physical and chemical properties of a mined diamond.” Translation: Lab-created rocks may cost a little less than mined diamonds because their supply chain is much shorter, but be prepared to still drop a pretty penny if you choose to go this route.