1ct of mined diamond = nearly 100 sq. ft of disturbed land & almost 6000 lbs. of mineral waste.
1ct of lab-grown diamonds disrupt just 0.07 sq. ft of land & only 1 lbs. of mineral waste
1ct of mined diamond results in 100 sq. ft of land disturbed and 6000lb of mineral waste whereas lab grown diamonds cause only a fraction of this colossal waste. Lab grown diamonds lead to only 1 lbs. of mineral waste and 0.07 sq. ft of land disturbed.
Beyond electricity, lab created diamonds consume significantly less water per carat than their mined counterparts—18 gallons vs. 126 gallons—and have startlingly lower carbon emissions.
Mining results in one human injury for every 1000 man hours of mining causing significant human morbidity. Lab grown diamonds are completely safe for human beings.
Bottom line, if you believe in global warming, there's no better way to flaunt your support than with a big, shiny, lab created rock.
Lab grown diamonds are 20-30% cheaper than mined diamonds. So cheer up. You can now buy your love - real diamonds grown in labs which are larger than mined diamonds.
However, this does not mean that a lab-created diamond is “cheap.” In fact, the capital costs for lab-grown and mined diamonds are pretty similar.
So, why are lab-created diamonds less expensive? Mined diamonds and lab-created diamonds have the exact same costs when it comes to cutting, polishing, and inspection. However, up to that point, the costs and processes are very different.
Mined diamonds have a long supply chain. To get a diamond from its raw form to a retail-ready gemstone requires miners, distributors, cutters, polishers, jewelry manufacturers, and retailers.
On the flip side, the lab-created diamond supply chain is much shorter by skipping the mining process. To put it simply, a lab-created diamond touches fewer hands, making it ultimately less expensive.
Lab-grown diamonds are purer than the stones mined naturally, because unlike mined stones, synthetic diamonds do not have any dirt or impurities ingrained in them. They also have fewer defects, and show fewer signs of strain in their crystal structure, because they are made under carefully controlled conditions.
Traditional method for producing diamonds
Uses Heavy Machinery
And other harsh methods to dig deep below the surface and extract the gems from the earth.
Differance between Traditionally Mined Diamonds VS Lab Grown Diamonds
Grown diamonds – also known as “cultured” or “engineered” diamonds – are manmade and created under controlled conditions in a sophisticated lab set up.
Under extreme pressure and heat a specific mixture of gases are utilized to slowly deposit elemental carbon on a substrate to create original diamonds.
Once finished, they have the same quality and structure of naturally occurring diamonds.