What are Laboratory Grown Diamonds?
What are Laboratory Grown Diamonds and why someone might choose them:
Laboratory grown diamonds, also known as synthetic diamonds, are man-made diamonds that are produced in a laboratory. These diamonds are grown under controlled conditions that replicate the natural process of diamond formation. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural mined diamonds, and are made of the same material – carbon.
The process of growing a diamond in a lab involves using one of two methods: high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) or chemical vapor deposition (CVD). In the HPHT method, a small diamond seed is placed in a chamber and subjected to high pressure and high temperature to create a diamond crystal. In the CVD method, a diamond seed is placed in a vacuum chamber and exposed to a gas mixture, which causes carbon atoms to deposit and form a diamond.
Here are someof the reasons our customers choose Laboratory Grown Diamonds:
- Sustainability: Laboratory grown diamonds are a more sustainable choice since they do not require mining and do not contribute to the depletion of natural resources.
Cost: Laboratory grown diamonds are generally less expensive than natural diamonds of comparable quality. This makes them an attractive option for people who want a larger diamond with the same budget.
Quality: Laboratory grown diamonds are often of higher quality than natural diamonds. This is because they can be grown under controlled conditions, resulting in fewer flaws and a more consistent quality.
Ethical concerns: Some people are uncomfortable with the environmental and human rights issues associated with diamond mining. Laboratory grown diamonds are a more ethical choice since they are not associated with these issues.
Variety: Laboratory grown diamonds can be produced in a variety of colors, including pink, blue, and yellow. This makes them a popular choice for people who want a unique and personalized piece of jewelry.