We've been promised them
since the 1950s, after literally centuries of alchemist and modern
scientific hopes and dreams and experimentation, this marvel, this
eccentricity of nature, the DIAMOND, has at long last become
Lab-created diamonds are
produced by utilizing two gem-quality diamond creation processes: High
Pressure-High Temperature and Chemical Vapor Deposition. In both
processes, a small diamond seed is placed in an environment that
contains carbon, the atomic component diamond. Under suitably controlled
conditions, the diamond grows, atom-by-atom, layer-by-layer, recreating
How do lab-created diamonds and natural diamonds compare?
Both have the same physical, chemical and optical properties and emerge
as rough diamonds. Both have the same hardness, specific gravity,
refractive index and dispersion factor; are polished using the same
equipment and techniques; and have the same brilliance, sparkle, fire
and scintillation. Both are, in fact, diamond.
A lab-grown diamond is
equal in every way to one that was created in the earth over
of years. A lab-grown diamond is no less identical in physical
makeup to a mined diamond than
a plant grown in a greenhouse compared to one grown in your yard.
The process may be different...
but lab-grown diamonds are identical in their physical makeup to
those from the more
traditional method of production.
Lab-grown diamonds are not chemically synthesized. They are
crystalline forms of carbon that
have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as mined
diamonds. And just like a mined
diamond, a lab-grown diamond is exposed to immense pressure and heat
in order to create a rough
diamond. That rough diamond is analyzed, marked, lasered, and then
cut and polished using the
same techniques and equipment as a mined diamond.
diamonds are exactly comparable in every way to the purest form
produced in nature (accounting for only 2% of the global production
of mined diamonds). These diamonds are graded to the same
specifications as mined diamonds by leading independent gemological
On average, lab-grown white diamonds are priced at about 25% less
than mined diamonds.
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Grown in a controlled environment, each diamond is produced using modest
amounts of energy and with very little overall environmental impact.
they are 100%
origin-guaranteed and fully disclosed as lab-grown.
lab-grown white diamonds are "Type
devoid of all nitrogen, the chief impurity in mined
diamonds. Yet, like mined diamonds, all lab-grown
diamonds are one-of-a-kind, no two alike.
diamonds make up 1–2% of all natural diamonds. These diamonds are almost
or entirely devoid of impurities, and consequently are usually colorless
and have the highest thermal conductivity. They are very transparent in
ultraviolet, down to 230 nm. Occasionally, while Type
diamonds are being extruded towards the surface of the Earth, the
pressure and tension can cause structural anomalies arising through
plastic deformation during the growth of the tetrahedral crystal
structure, leading to imperfections. These imperfections can confer a
yellow, brown, orange, pink, red, or purple color to the gem. Type
diamonds constitute a great percentage of Australian production. Many
large famous diamonds, e.g. Cullinan and Koh-i-Noor (in the British
Crown Jewels), are Type
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