@chienfou Oh, I have plenty of disparaging opinions about natural diamonds as a commercial commodity, but as for the intrinsic merits of the two stones just as decorative items in comparison to each other, I really don’t give a rat’s ass about either one.
So my point is you have an opinion. Lab diamonds are better than natural diamonds as a commercial commodity.
Having absolutely no opinion about something is actually very difficult. You always have a positive or negative or neutral opinion, but an opinion nonetheless.
Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on the fence but it don’t work
Keep comin’ up with love but it’s so slashed and torn
Why, why, why?
Insanity laughs under pressure we’re breaking
Can’t we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can’t we give love that one more chance?
Why can’t we give love, give love, give love, give love
Give love, give love, give love, give love?
'Cause love’s such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Diamonds are actually more common and have less intrinsic value than multiple other gemstones, it’s just the diamond cartel that marketed them and controlled supply, and still controls much of the industry, top to bottom that made them desirable.
Diamonds are kind of neat chemically and structurally and they have some useful properties for industry… but why would you want to make jewelry with the equivalent of white bread when there are so many other more interesting options available (and often for less money!)? Setting aside the cartels, warlords, and anything else, I’m continually amazed that people actually prefer the least interesting shiny rock on their decor.
Neither. My wedding ring has birthstones for the two of us. Never thought diamonds were worth all the hype. But in general I do prefer natural stones. Just not diamonds. I would rather have white topaz or something like that as accent stones, because you can get them in a size you can actually see without the obscene price. Still relegated to accent stones, because the colored ones are so much more interesting.
I bought my wife a pair of lab grown 1CT earrings. She loves them. They are beautiful like her. They sparkle and you’d never know the difference if you didn’t examine them closely. She’s happy, I’m happy. It’s not a status thing for me. Science is fun.
I use a couple of CZ post earrings as my default keep-the-holes-open appliance, but I wouldn’t buy a diamond if they were one tenth the price that they are now - because that would still be too expensive, for what they really are.
Lab created is clearly preferable, but better still is lab-created moissanite (though I think all commercially available moissanite is lab-created) which is cheaper and even more brilliant than diamonds, while being very nearly as durable