Can we all pause for a moment to take in the magnificence of a feat so stunning as to have grown diamonds. Grown. That’s right…grown! No more mining, digging, and scouring. Now, some of the most brilliant and gorgeous stones are being born to scientists in labs, and are something that was not even the whisper of a thought, let alone a reality a century ago. So, before we get into the is it/isn’t it debate, let’s just take a moment to appreciate the ingenious and impressive nature of growing a diamond!
Lab grown diamonds are absolutely real. Seriously. The only thing that differentiates a mined diamond from a lab grown diamond is its origin. Other than how the diamond came into existence, no one can just look at a diamond and say whether or not it was mined or grown. No, sir.
There’s a powerful argument to be made for lab grown diamonds, as well. There’s the environmental factors, the safety and labour factors, and the financial factors, too.
Let’s start with the eco-friendly nature of these man made diamonds. According to Clean Origin, there is quite a lot of land disturbance when mining diamonds. They estimate that almost 100 square feet of land is affected by every carat of diamond that is mined from the earth. What’s more, mining, by nature, creates vast deposits of mineral waste, which is a pollutant to water sources and a detriment to air quality. Just as the land is disturbed per carat of diamond mined, so too does a mined carat of diamond affect the water and air, creating over 5,000 pounds of mineral waste. Mineral waste that has to go somewhere.
Then we must also account for the safety and labour issues that mining for diamonds creates for the very men and women who go into these mines day after day. In a lab environment, there are zero injuries for every carat of diamond created, whereas physical diamond mining yields at least one injury for every one thousand miners every year. Why risk anyone’s health for something that can be grown in a safe environment in a fraction of the time, for, did I forget to mention, a fraction of the cost?
Just with every classic example of supply and demand, lab grown diamonds disrupt the traditional supply chain. With a much larger supply, and fewer links in the supply chain between grower and retailer, lab grown diamonds can cost at least twenty to thirty percent less than mined diamonds.
www.revediamonds.com has an incredibly large collection of lab grown diamonds, highly certified, for sale in all shapes, sizes, and colours—literally. So, to recap, we can have more diamonds, of the same quality (sometimes better), for less money, and also have the comfort and security of knowing that no one is getting hurt–including Mother Nature.
What’s so bad about that? I sure know a good deal when I hear one.