When choosing between lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds, there are plenty of factors to consider, not the least of which is the energy surrounding the stones. As evident as it is that lab-created diamonds are a proverbial fresh start (since they were created ethically in a laboratory), the same cannot be said for mined diamonds.
Even if you're not superstitious, you've probably heard of karma. It's important to be aware of the negative karmic energy associated with mined diamonds for reasons that are self-evident.
YOU COULD BE GETTING A DIAMOND OF DIVORCE
With a divorce rate hovering around 50% for years, many diamonds end up re-entering the market after a failed marriage. In order to avoid negative connotations associated with divorce diamonds, unscrupulous diamond dealers often send them back to the laboratory to receive a new certificate that shows a recent date, but the inescapable truth is that these diamonds are living witnesses to a divorce. What do you want the love of your life to wear on her finger? Do you want her to wear a secondhand diamond, or do you want her to be treated to a fresh start with pristine lab-created diamonds?
MINED DIAMONDS CAN BE BLOOD DIAMONDS
Natural diamonds have the major disadvantage of being almost untraceable, unlike man-made diamonds, where you can tell exactly where they originated from. The truth is that even though some mined diamonds will offer "origin certificates," these are little more than marketing tools; the industry's very nature makes diamonds almost impossible to trace.
THE DIAMOND MAY HAVE BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO DIED
As the saying goes, "diamonds are forever." However, there is a dark side to that phrase; while some diamonds remain family heirlooms, passed down the generations, many others are usually re-introduced into the market once the last owner has passed away. Most women don't aren’t too keen on wearing a diamond that once belonged to someone who has passed away for obvious reasons. Still, the veiled practices of the diamond industry make it almost impossible to determine who the previous owner was.