Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Let's say you are in the market for a diamond. For your budget, you can get a larger lab-made diamond or a smaller natural diamond. Assuming the same quality in terms of clarity and defects and what not, which do you buy? Why?

Now, keep in mind they're both diamonds, and as such are just tetrahedral carbon.

Reply to the blog or e-mail me with your answer. I'm polling everyone I know. I don't have a reason for doing so; I'm just curious.


Evolvingthinker said...

Is the dimond for your experiments or your finger?

If it is for a finger, I like small rings. Big dimonds get caught on things. If I wanted a dimond, it would have to be small enough to be flush with the metal rather than sticking out as a sweater snagger or a face scratcher. You know when I get in all those fights. I don't want to have an unfair advantage.

debeh said...

I would get the synthetic diamond because I have issues with diamond mining cartels.

Lien said...

You two are absolutely no help whatsoever. Feh. I wanted to know why many people automatically think the natural diamond is "better." I mean, it's the exact same thing, chemically.

Evolvingthinker said...

Oh. Well the natural diamond is better because nature, this force that is strange and unexplainable formed them. Things that humans create just don't seem as cool as things that nature create like flowers and trees and stuff. And those big mountains like Mt. Ranier and of course diamonds.

debeh said...

But with the synthetic diamonds, you can pick which color you want them to be. That's pretty cool, right?

Anonymous said...

I would set an amount I want to pay, and see what I like at the jeweler for that price.

If the one I really like is natural, then I get natural.

I can't tell the difference between the two though, so after I have it I don't think I'd care really.