For years, diamond-mining companies advertised their gems as symbols of love and romance. But hiding behind that narrative was an industry linked to conflict, corruption, and colonialism. Now, diamonds can be grown in a lab at a fraction of the cost. So is this the future of diamonds?
The city of Surat is known as the ‘Diamond City’ of India, thanks to its famous diamond cutting and polishing industry. Now one company in the city, Greenlab Diamonds is turning its eye to lab-grown diamonds. But how do you 'grow' a diamond? And just how sustainable are they?