Are lab grown diamonds conflict-free?
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Yes, all lab grown diamonds are conflict free, but the details on this might surprise you.
Conflict-free is a definition that is used when a diamond abides by the Kimberley Process, an international organisation who want to eliminate conflict diamonds.
That all sounds great, but the organisation is largely ineffective for a number of reasons you can read about here.
The truth is that only a tiny percentage of conflict-free diamonds can be called ethical. The supply chains need to be tightly controlled, as is the case with Canadamark diamonds or our Botswana supplier. Otherwise tainted diamonds can and will get mixed in with conflict-free batches..
Lab diamonds don't have this issue, they're made in developed counties (ours come from the USA) and the supply chains are very short compared to mined diamonds, which can exchange hands dozens upon dozens of times before being sold to consumers.