Promoters of synthetic diamonds often argue that if all diamonds are grown in a lab, it would eliminate blood diamonds. The problem with that logic, which is recognized by most NGOs active on this issue, is that it would wipe out the market for good diamonds, too. As most of the industry is well aware—even if most of the outside world is not—diamond mining has turned Botswana into one of the most prosperous and stable nations in Africa. The movie Blood Diamond caused considerable anxiety in… …read more

Source: JCK Online Cutting Remarks – Diamond Industry News – Rob Bates