May 17, 2023
Mined VS lab diamonds
For every carat of diamond that is mined, nearly 100 sq ft of land is disturbed and almost 6000 lbs of mineral waste is created.
Lab-grown diamonds have startlingly lower carbon emissions and consume 1/10 of the water needed for mine extraction.
Mined Diamonds use 540 M Joules per carat.
Lab-Grown Diamonds use 250 M Joules per carat.
Mined Diamonds require 126 gallons per carat.
Lab-Grown Diamonds require 18 gallons per carat.
Even for gemologists, it’s impossible to detect lab-diamonds with the naked eye. Tools such as microscopes and loupes can't tell lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds apart either. Only spectroscopic technology device can distinguish one from the other.