I grow diamonds. I make custom jewelry with these lab created diamonds. I hate diamond mining but love discussing functional uses of man-made diamonds. AMA!
Proof, in the form of a diamond Snoo:
I am a diamond geek, Stanford CS grad, and the accidental founder and CEO of Ada Diamonds. We pressure cook carbon into diamond at a million PSI and 1500°C, and then we make custom made-to-order jewelry with the diamonds. In addition, we supply diamond components to Rolls-Royce and Koenigsegg (maker of the fastest production car on Earth @ 284mph)
Here's a recent CNBC story about my startup and the lab diamond industry.
I believe laboratory grown diamonds are the future of fine jewelry, but also an important technology for a plethora of functional applications. There are medical, industrial, scientific, and computational (semiconducting and quantum!) applications of diamonds, and I'm happy to answer any questions about these emerging applications.
I also believe that industrial diamond mining is now an unnecessary evil, and seek to accelerate the cessation of large-scale diamond mining. We are well past 'peak diamond' and each year diamond mining becomes more carbon-intensive and less sustainable.
Edit - I'm throwing in the towel. Thanks for all the 'brilliant' questions! #dadjokes