Diamonds, like religion and politics, is a complex subject to talk about. Unfortunately resources that are most valued brings with it the most abuse of just about every kind. Your diamond purchase unfortunately has far reaching ripple effects. When someone says a diamond is ‘conflict free’, it’s not really a particularly high standard to claim
I currently don’t use lab gems as you will find very little return for your investment. Lab gems become dramatically cheaper overtime as the technology optimises which doesn’t help create a circular market (think mobile phones). Lab gems can be made in places where the environment is of little concern and work practices are slack.