Why can't we manufacture 'diamond'?
How? Is it easy to do?Originally posted by Njorl
We can and do.
Why? And does it have the same properties/attributes as 'natural diamond'?They are not generally as nice as jewelry quality natural diamonds.
If we can manufacture diamond, why's it still so expensive?You can even have your loved ones ashes from cremation used as the carbon source for the manufactured diamonds.
Even worse yet, what if you found out that the diamond you stole, or even worse: bought, was somones dead grandpa! Oh boy, that's a freaky thought.Originally posted by enigma
That sounds absolutely morbid...
Would you really want to wear your relatives and loved ones?
Can you imagine how you would feel if you lost the gem, or if it was stolen?
Gives me the heebeegeebees, I say!
What sort of value-diamond are we talking about?Originally posted by Monique
True, Njorl, diamonds are grown in factories and dead people are made into jewelry, all you need is some carbon and just apply a LOT of pressure to that, over weeks (or months) this diamond will grow.