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Only mined diamonds can be blood diamonds — Why are Lab Grown Diamonds better?
Feb 10, 2023
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Only mined diamonds can be blood diamonds — Why are Lab Grown Diamonds better?

There are plenty of factors to consider when it comes to making the choice between lab grown diamonds or mined diamonds, not the least of which is the energy accompanying the stones. While it’s obvious that lab-created diamonds are a proverbially fresh start (since they have been created ethically in a lab), the same cannot be said for mined diamonds. 

You have no doubt heard of karma, whether you’re superstitious or not, there are all sorts of negative karmic energy to watch out for if you’re considering purchasing a mined diamond, and the reasons why are self-evident.


RISK OF GETTING A DIAMOND OF DIVORCE


Due to the high divorce rate which has hovered around 50% for years, meaning that many diamonds end up re-infiltrating the market following a failed marriage. Diamond dealers play clever tricks to avoid the negative connotations of divorce diamonds, often sending them back to the lab in order to receive a new certificate which shows a recent date, but the inescapable truth is that these diamonds have borne witness to the demise of a marriage. Do you want the love of your life touting a secondhand diamond on her finger? Better give her the promise of a fresh start with lab-created diamonds.


BLOOD DIAMONDS CAN BE MINED DIAMONDS


There simply no way to know for sure where natural diamonds have come from (unlike man-made diamonds). Although some mined diamonds will be offered with “origin certificates” these are little more than a marketing scam; the plain truth is that the nature of the industry makes diamonds almost impossible to trace.


THE DIAMOND MAY HAVE BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO DIED


“Diamonds are forever" as the old saying goes. The dark side of that reality is that many mined diamonds have been circulating for years; although some stones will stay in a family, others are simply reintroduced into the market with a fresh certificate after the last wearer passes away. Understandably, many women aren’t comfortable donning a diamond that last sat on the finger of a now-departed person, but the veiled practices of the diamond industry make it difficult to know to whom a diamond belonged previously.
Only mined diamonds can be blood diamonds — Why are Lab Grown Diamonds better?

THE DIAMOND COULD HAVE BEEN MINED BY CHILD LABOURERS 


In many first-world countries child labour laws are strict, but that’s not the case in most parts of the world where diamonds are mined. Specifically, child labour is frequently used to mine diamonds in Africa; unfortunately, this means that purchasing a natural diamond often contributes to the exploitation of children.


MOTHER EARTH AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS MAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED FOR THE DIAMOND


Money trumps eco-consciousness in most cases and Diamonds are obviously very lucrative. Mines destroy ecosystems, contaminate water supplies, lead to deforestation, and damage the environment in a number of other ways. The world suffers greatly for every mined diamond that enters the market; that brings with it a great deal of negativity.

Not one of these issues is a consideration with lab-created diamonds. Ethically made outside of conflict zones without any child labour or the natural environment damage, man-made diamonds are a clear choice for those who want to make a positive impact with their purchases. What’s more, since synthetic diamonds are such a new concept, it would be impossible to find one secondhand. The last thing you want when giving someone a ring is to have negative energy following you—avoid bad karma entirely and opt for a lab-created diamond, so you can have peace of mind that your new diamond will bring nothing but happiness.