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Lab-grown diamonds threaten a controversial industry

by Futures Centre, Mar 20
1 minute read

Scientists have discovered a way to grow diamonds in a laboratory setting in just eight weeks – a process that takes billions of years naturally. These diamonds are almost indistinguishable from those that come out of the ground. Sales of lab grown diamonds currently comprise 1% of the industry and are primarily used for industrial purposes. However, according to Morgan Stanley, that percentage could jump to 7.5% by the end of the decade.


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