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Here's how scientists grow perfect diamonds in the lab

Real, or natural, in the vernacular of diamonds, isn't always better. While the specter of conflict and "blood" diamonds have largely faded in recent years thanks to ethical mining practices, international monitoring, and improved certification, diamond mine still leave big holes in the ground and pose a threat to the environment. Synthetic diamonds are marketed as a solution to customers who are turned off by natural diamonds, all while providing pristine product — and typically priced at 15% to 30% less than similar, naturally forged stones.
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