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  • and our next report has an interview with two creators of laboratory grown diamonds.

  • They're not as valuable as natural diamonds.

  • They're also not as unique.

  • Diamonds that are mined from the Earth are said to be one of a kind, thanks to the work of nature.

  • But it's sometimes hard to know where the real ones come from.

  • If their mind with child labor or if they've been sold to pay for weapons and lab diamonds are a growing part of a valuable market, we have here two stones.

  • Can you tell which one is the lab diamond and which one is the natural?

  • They truly look identical to me.

  • Is this the lab grown diamonds here?

  • No, that's the natural.

  • Really?

  • Wow.

  • Okay, you truly can't tell the difference because they're both diamonds.

  • So this is where the magic happens.

  • This is where you guys grow the diamond.

  • This is the diamond mind.

  • How does one grow a diamond?

  • We're using a ball of plasma energy and breaking apart hydrocarbon and raining the carbon down on seeds of diamond.

  • Adam by Adam growing these diamonds, how long does it take to produce one of these bodies?

  • About a month.

  • How did you guys get inspired to start this business?

  • When Jason and I talked about getting engaged, I said I did not want a natural diamond as part of our engagement.

  • Why is that?

  • I care about the origin of my products.

  • I'm a conscientious Cal.

  • I care about where my eggs come from, where my products come from.

  • And so we really set out to create a ring that used other materials.

  • But what we learn through the process was that we wanted tohave the longevity behind a material as strong as durable as diamond.

  • Yeah, Mhm.

  • Yeah, mhm.

  • Natural diamonds tend to change hands 12 to 13 times before they'll end up on someone's finger.

  • Whereas the laboratory grown diamond industry is much more streamlined.

  • Growers work with companies like us, and we work with clients.

  • Can you explain to us why mined diamonds are bad for the environment?

  • It takes hundreds of tons of rock being blasted out of the earth with diesel in dynamite to extract one carat of diamond.

  • And so it's an incredibly energy intensive process, and diamond mining is getting less sustainable every single year.

  • But is the origin story of diamonds.

  • Part of their appeal.

  • A natural diamond is a miracle of nature, But this is a miracle of human progress, and I find that far more compelling than something that just happened to come out of the earth.

  • Why are some of the jeweller's out there so resistant to these lab grown diamonds?

  • I think there's a lot of misinformation about this product.

  • I think some people believe that laboratory grown diamonds means a fake diamond, that it's cubic zirconia or moist tonight that it's some sort of a diamond simulant.

  • But laboratory grown diamonds are diamonds.

  • They're really diamonds.

  • They are.

  • There's nothing different.

  • There's nothing different except the origin.

and our next report has an interview with two creators of laboratory grown diamonds.

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Can You Grow Diamonds In A Lab?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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