CHILD LABOURERS COLD HAVE MINED THE DIAMOND
In many first-world countries, child labour laws are strict; however, this is not the case in most diamond-mining regions. It is often the case that child labour and even slave labour are used to mine diamonds in Africa. Hence an innocent purchase of a natural diamond by an unsuspecting customer could directly propagate the continued exploitation and human abuse that is so integral to the diamond mining industry.
DAMAGE TO NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND MOTHER EARTH MAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED FOR THE DIAMOND
There is no denying that diamonds are very lucrative, and as is usually the case, money wins over eco-consciousness any day of the week. There are several ways in which mining damages the environment. It destroys ecosystems, contaminates water supplies, destroys forests, and disrupts farming. With every mined diamond that enters the market, the world suffers greatly; negativity is engendered.
Obviously, none of these issues applies to lab created diamonds. Considering that man made diamonds are made outside of conflict zones and definitely, without child labour or environmental damage, they are the only choice for those looking to make a positive impact with their purchases. Additionally, because synthetic diamonds are so new, they are almost impossible to find secondhand. Giving someone a ring is a huge deal, but the last thing you want is bad karma following your loved one due to your purchasing decision. Choose a lab created diamond instead, so you can be confident your new diamond will bring nothing but happiness.