There are times when fake diamonds make a better choice than the real thing. If you are headed out for a night on the town, the last thing you want to experience is the loss of expensive jewelry at the hands of muggers or because an earring fell on the dance floor. When you are using less expensive jewelry it is a lot easier to have fun while still enjoying all the shine of the manmade diamonds. The newest synthetic diamonds are a far cry from some of the older costume jewelry that sported shiny diamond-like materials.
Simulated diamonds also have the benefit of being conflict-free. There are many diamonds that are still being mined and resourced in areas that are filled with conflicts and rebels that destroy communities and work people to death. Mining diamonds is an environmentally disastrous endeavor. In order to mine diamonds, tons of rocks are excavated and crushed after their removal. This leaves a large waste pile for each mine. While not all diamonds are blood diamonds, there is still enough of a demand for diamonds that unscrupulous methods are used to cultivate diamonds. The money that is used when the diamonds are sold goes to arm the rebels and continue the conflict in the area where the diamonds were mined. The practice of knowingly purchasing a conflict diamond has been shunned by most consumers.
When you buy a simulated diamond, you can be sure that there were no people who were harmed by the production of the diamond. Not only is it a better environmental choice, it is a humanitarian choice as well. With all eyes on the climate, the idea of getting a green diamond that has a very low carbon footprint is an idea that many people can get behind.
The simulated diamond can be as beautiful as the real diamond, and there is no loss when it comes to the design and setting for the diamond. The simulated stone is equally at home in settings or findings that would normally house a real diamond. They can be used for earrings, necklaces and bracelets as if they were real. Since the environment is important to all, it is a good idea to consider a manufactured diamond over a real one when buying jewelry. This is the environmentally sound thing to do, and the manufactured diamond will still have all the sparkle of the real one.