About Mined Diamonds
Diamonds are symbols of enduring beauty and love. But before they ever reach the showroom, many mined diamonds have a dark side that stands in direct contrast to this beauty. This is because the majority of diamonds on the market are mined at an incredible cost to the communities and environments that harbor them. While all forms of mining can have negative consequences, diamond mining has proven especially brutal.
What Is A 'Natural' Diamond
What are natural diamonds? A natural diamond is usually so-called because it is mined from the earth after occurring naturally. A mined diamond, therefore, is a ‘natural’ diamond that is formed from carbon being subjected to extreme heat and pressure deep underneath the earth’s crust. To get these diamonds close enough to the surface for them to be mined, they are carried upwards in a special (and rare) form of volcanic eruption, called kimberlite eruptions. This contrasts with lab-created diamonds, which are created using science, but are physically and structurally identical to mined diamonds. The only difference is the diamond’s origin — and the fact that it doesn’t cause the same negative impact.