It’s already common knowledge that diamonds aren’t as rare as once thought –but what’s a synthetic diamond and what’s the difference between a synthetic diamond and the “real” thing? The synthetic diamond market is growing year after year, under a plethora of different names like “fake diamonds”, synthetic, artificial, simulated, and the mysterious “diamond enhancement” –but what does this mean for the diamond world as a whole? Are these lookalike rocks hurting an already ailing industry? Diamonds were once viewed as unique, rare, and incredibly valuable. Today the jig is up –sort of. However, with so many diamonds on the...

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