Which One To Choose? Lab-Grown Diamonds Vs Real Diamonds
A diamond or a coal?
A diamond, if you please:
Who cares about a clumsy coal
Beneath the summer trees?
A diamond or a coal?
A coal, sir, if you please:
One comes to care about the coal
What time the waters freeze.
- A Diamond Or A Coal?, Christina Georgina Rossetti
When facts loosen tight grip, truth its bond,
A monkey nut when struts like almond,
Rigour loses its rage,
Precision its sharp edge,
Coal clamours then to be a diamond,
O lose not last courage,
Persist on the same page,
Precious stone comes but one in thousand
- Coal When Clamours To Be Diamond, Aniruddha Pathak
The rising popularity of lab-grown diamonds agrees to the sentiment of Christina Georgina Rossetti. Despite that, some still prefer coals beaten to shape by Mother Nature as Aniruddha Pathak does. So today, let’s take a deeper dive into the world of this gem of love, in both man-made and nature-made forms.
Before moving on to an in-depth comparison, let’s take a look at the ABC’s of diamonds. Diamonds are basically a modified form of Carbon or Coal and can be of different colours based on impurities mixed. For example, diamonds exposed to radiation form Green Diamond. They have earned a reputation for being the gem of love, used in wedding rings, and the purity they hold being as pure as true love. But searching for this rarity has also resulted in clashes when the revolutionary groups in Africa took control of diamond mines. Nowadays, diamonds are an everyday synonym to luxury, fashion and whatnot.
So, what is the difference between lab-grown diamonds vs real diamonds? The answer is, there isn’t. There is no difference between the two when it comes to appearance or chemical properties, hardening etc. so where are the differences? Let’s take a look.
- Heating to perfection: both of them are formed with extreme heat, but while lab diamonds are created in the heat bowels of the Earth, there are machines that use extreme and pressure.
- Human Labour: the process of mining and accommodating miners with proper facilities are terribly handled, which was one of the very early seasons of people’s scepticism towards natural diamonds. In cases of Lab diamonds, very little human labour is required as the entire process is heavily machine-dependent.
- Environmental Issues: Lately, it was discovered that mining diamonds have some detrimental effects on the environment as well. These include soil erosion, deforestation etc. no such harms were discovered for lab-grown ones.
- Cost: Lab-grown diamonds are 30 to 35% less expensive than their natural counterpart.
That comparison also clarifies the benefits Lab created diamonds Sydney have, hence the popularity. There is also a third option available, known as diamond “simulants”. They are made of Carbon Zirconia, which is softer and less durable than diamond, but also less expensive.
So, which is to your taste? Go to mother nature and crave love in the form of diamonds? Or revel in the glory of mankind and choose the option created by them? The choice is yours!