Earth/mined diamonds have environmental and humanitarian repercussions of natural diamond mining processes. Its nearly impossible to trace natural diamonds that are necessarily unethical. But it stands to reason that lab grown diamonds are more sustainable than those pulled from the earth. Its more sustainable to grow diamonds with abundantly available carbon and renewable energy. Growing diamonds is definitely energy intensive; however, the impact on the earth to grow diamonds is a fraction of the impact of diamond mining
Far as lab grown values, you can get a bigger, better quality diamond for a fraction of the price of an earth grown diamond. Lab grown diamonds are less expensive than mined diamonds because of the heavy cost of mining. Lab grown diamonds can be 20-50% less than mined diamonds pending the offering of the 4C’s (color, clarity, cut, carat). Lab grown diamonds are a cost effective substitute to mined diamonds.
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