Mined diamonds result in one injury for every 1,000 workers annually, according to lab-grown diamond (LGD) manufacturer and wholesaler LooseGrownDiamond.com.
The firm also stated that mined diamonds result in 80 days of lost work per 1,000 employees every year, compared to no lost work time for LGDs.
An infographic released by the New York-based group also targeted the cost of natural diamonds by claiming that LGDs are 40-50% cheaper per carat than mined diamonds.
Environmental sustainability was also placed into focus on the infographic, with the company stating that 1ct of LGDs disrupts 0.07sq ft of land and produces 1lbs of mineral waste.
The same amount of mined diamonds supposedly disrupt roughly 100sq ft of land and create 6,000lbs of mineral waste.
Despite the differences in sustainability, LooseGrownDiamond.com said that “a lab created diamond is a diamond made of the same material as natural diamonds”.
The group added that LGDs are “pure carbon, crystalised in an isotropic 3D form”, making them “completely identical” to mined diamonds other than their creation process.