We are told that diamonds are a girl's best friend. So what happens now that we can make artificial that are as good as the real thing?
Verge's science team delves into the man-made diamond industry - how they are made, how man-made diamonds compare to the real thing, and what it means for the jewelry industry now that man-made diamonds are flooding the market. We spoke with experts Wuyi Wang and Tom Moses at the Gemological Institute of America, and we visited the showroom at Brilliant Earth, a jeweler that sells natural and synthetic gemstones.
There are billions of dollars backing both types of diamonds, but the stones are more or less the same. How will businesses (and consumers) adapt as technology gets better and better?
By Angela Chen
Original article (in English)