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Created Diamonds Are Eco-Friendly

Updated on February 21, 2013

Consider the Environment

A big difference between man made diamonds and earth mined gems is the environmental impact.  While laboratory grown diamonds are identical to natural, mined diamonds; same timeless beauty, fire, brilliance, unique colors, hardness and quality; purchasing a man made diamond can be easy on the environment.  Because the creation of a lab diamond does not harm humans, animals, or the precious environment, they really are the better "green" choice.

Eco-systems are fragile.  Stress from earth mining diamonds is harsh and the mining itself, in reality, is an expensive and a dangerous process.  Harvesting the diamonds from the earth requires water, electricity, large equipment and people.  Because of this, the diamond mining process puts much pressure on the environment, it's resources and people and the price tag of natural mined diamonds reflects all of these factors.

Created diamond are formed in a laboratory which uses little of the earth's resources.  A diamond seed and a small amount of chemicals and electricity will be used to create a genuine in just 70 days or less.  Growing diamonds in the earth naturally, would be a feat that would take thousands of years to accomplish. 

Additionally, it would take a certified jeweler to detect that these created diamonds have not been mined from the earth.  Even then, the experts find it difficult to detect because lab grown diamonds are gemologically identical to natural mined.  This means is that the created diamonds are certified to be chemically and optically identical to their natural counterparts.

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      Deb 6 years ago

      I think a lot of it too comes down to budget and finding a gem that works. Costume and man made gems are very en vogue right now and you can find some beautiful pieces that are high end quality for a fraction of the cost.