On balance, synthetic diamonds are better than natural diamonds
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On balance means BoP is shared. Neither side can win by arguing, for instance, that no diamonds are better than either option, or by positing an alternative gem.
Synthetic diamond (or lab grown diamond): a diamond synthesized in a lab rather than formed by regular geological processes. This is distinct from diamond imitations such as cubic zirconia.
Diamond: If you don't know what a diamond is, do not accept this debate.
Synthetic diamonds are, on balance, superior to natural diamonds for fulfilling the purposes of diamonds, namely as a fashion accessory and in industrial application.
I will argue that natural diamonds are better than synthetic diamonds at being natural.Since ‘better’ is left undefined in the description, there are no standards to measure it by so I’ll leave it to my own interpretation.
l. ValueThe scarcity of natural diamonds makes it a very rare gem indeed. A special kind, a one of a kind, a limited edition.
The popularity and accessibility to synthetic diamonds makes it easier to appreciate less. Therefore, it cannot be as valuable of a treasure as a natural diamond. So they are in high demand, but short supply.
ll. AuthenticityOne thing you can be sure with natural diamonds is they are 100% organically grown. Therefore, they are a product of Mother Nature’s own creation.
lll. OriginalityKind of goes without saying. Natural diamonds came first. No cheap knock-off, no matter how good can ever live up to the standards of the original.
lV. SentimentalityYou can produce all the synthetically grown diamonds you want. They can possess all the quality in the world, but it shall never compare to the emotional appeal you get from witnessing the imagined divinity and power wielded by a natural gem.
V. PuritySynthetic diamonds are an abomination. With natural diamonds, you can be certain they were never tainted or altered by the touch of greedy businessman wanting to make a quick buck.
Vl. AestheticNatural diamonds have a timeless look to them that is a effortless masterpiece. Synthetic diamonds can’t match this beauty.
Purpose - The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.The formation of natural diamonds was not done with an ulterior motive in mind, so there cannot be a purpose.
Synthetic diamonds are, on balance, superior to natural diamonds for fulfilling the uses of diamonds, namely as a fashion accessory and in industrial application.
I don’t see a rule in the description implying I have to abide by this standard when ‘better’ is left ambiguous.
Synthetic diamonds are just as 'one of a kind' as any natural diamond. No two are the same, even if they were made at the same time or cut from the same original piece, as many natural diamonds also are. Con also characterizes natural diamonds as "limited edition," even though limited edition usually refers to a series of identical models of a product made only once.
Con seems to believe that price is equivalent to value. The market price for a natural diamond is higher than that of a synthetic gem, but once you have purchased a ring or other piece set with that gem, even a regular gemologist's tools and skills are insufficient to tell them apart, requiring a specialized lab to distinguish them. 
Organic (adj): of, relating to, or derived from living organismsNatural diamonds completely fail to meet this definition. One could even argue that synthetic diamonds meet this definition where natural ones fail, since humans are responsible for the creation of synthetic diamonds, and are themselves living organisms. Perhaps Con meant a different definition.of, relating to, or containing carbon compoundsNow we're getting somewhere, but synthetic diamonds are chemically identical to natural diamonds, being composed almost entirely of carbon, so now both meet the definition. I am forced to conclude that Con is simply wrong.
No argument with the first statement, but the second is false. No one would argue that the Model T Ford is the best mass-produced automobile, with all successors being only pale imitations. As with automobiles, the process of creating synthetic diamonds has improved over time, while natural diamonds have stayed the same.
Ah yes, the emotional appeal of systemic racism and forced labor, how compelling.
Did you do ANY research for this topic? The natural diamond industry is literally built on the back of greed and lies. The De Beers Diamond Consortium (the same people to come up with the slogan "Diamonds are forever") has been the largest diamond supplier for well over a century and is infamous for artificially limiting the supply of diamonds in the market in order to keep prices high.
Once again, even expert gemologists need highly specialized equipment to differentiate natural diamonds from synthetic ones. There is no discernible difference to the naked eye.