Lab-grown diamonds grow under high temperature and pressure. They are formed from carbon which can be isolated from most of types of organic ash. But I would argue that a diamond, is less significant than the meaning that can emerge from its creation process. Simple adjustment of the source and the narrative associated with it can impact or even change a diamond's value entirely.
- What would be the value of a diamond made from the signature of the 'Diamonds' queen Rihanna vs a diamond made from Notre Dame ash or your childhood teddy? What would those diamonds represent?