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Lab- Created Diamonds: Real or Faux?

So the number one doubt everyone has about lab-grown diamonds are their validity; so let's clear it, they are very much real. How they differ from naturally grown diamonds that are found in the crust of the Earth, is their method of making. Lab-grown diamonds are created in a 'laboratory' like the name suggests, under manipulated conditions that are altered to replicate the natural process that takes place during the formation of diamonds found in mines.
There is a certain kind of stigmatized value attached to these naturally mined precious stones, they are a sight to behold, and possess a certain amount of status symbol along with them as “diamonds are forever” may be the most memorable broadcasting catchphrases ever to carry some geologic candour, the providence of these rocks in the Earth’s crust, in locations where we can effortlessly gain them, is distant from eternal. The value of this stone comes from its' limitation of accessibility in terms of quantity, especially keeping in mind the amount of time it takes for diamonds to form from carbon.
We are seeking the same flawless sparkle on our fingers but feel limited from investing in one because of its' gigantic price tag, which in itself ironically creates our desire for it, the want increasing with its' visible state of rarity. Would you still be biased towards mined diamonds and not even glance at these factory made? Well, let me change your mind. Rephrasing, let me highlight an abundant few reasons why you'd like to change your perspective on this choice you make.

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What are the advantages of a lab-grown diamond?

The Price:

Lab-grown diamonds are as affordable as they come compared to those that are mined, hence granting a larger part of the masses to be in possession of a diamond. Larger lab-grown stones are reachable at more obtainable price points simply because of the number of resources that go into creating them, definitely does not take as many eons and also requires just one team of knowledgeable scientists about this cutthroat technology that has blown away the mind of many with its' innovation instead of an entire research team and crew of laborers in an already impoverished country that does not receive its' worth, which in turn engages your participation in lowering an already poor countries' GDP, you don't want to be the reason why a country is poor, do you?

Ethics:

You can be so sure about not breaching human rights ethics when you plan to invest in lab-grown diamonds that you needn't even check with or ask for its certification in regards to its' mining originality. We at Fascinating Diamonds strictly deal with Conflict Free Diamonds when this point arises to our minds, we do not wish to tarnish the value of ones' life by trading 'blood diamonds' that raise questions in terms with its' ethicality.

The Carbon Footprints:

For every carat of diamond that is mined, nearly 100 sq ft of land is disturbed and almost 6000 lbs of mineral waste is created they do not require large scale mining which does have an ecological impact. The uprooting of minerally rich lands and mining them makes them unsuitable for agriculture and the displacement of humans, and livestock that in turn calls for more usage of resources. Lab-grown diamonds are not only humanely ethical but also environmentally. Making it a more eco-friendly choice to make, reminding you to be conscious of your surroundings and your power to influence it, in either a positive or negative manner.


The first lab created diamond wasn't constructed until the mid-1950s, Scientists with 'General Electric' built an alternative to natural diamonds: small, brown stones. However, we have come a long way from the 1950s and progressed into producing lab-grown diamonds with clarity that sparkles undiminishable like that of a natural diamond, produced at a full-fledged rate in the market, with simultaneous consumer demands.

In accordance with GIA’s James Shigley, the first and foremost experimental production of gem-quality diamond sprang in 1970. Yet by the early 2000s, gem-quality stones were still tiny, and manier times, tinted yellow with impurities. It was only in the last five or so years that methods for cultivating diamonds facilitated to the mark that producers began churning out sizeable, colorless stones steadily.

What are the distinctions between a lab-grown and a natural diamond?

Diamonds are formed under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only within a specific depth range (about 100 miles) beneath the earth’s surface. Diamond’s crystal structure is isometric, which means the carbon atoms are bonded in essentially the same way in all directions. Another mineral, graphite, also contains only carbon, but its formation process and crystal structure are very different. The result is that graphite is so soft that you can write with it, while diamond is so hard that you can only scratch it with another diamond.


Lab created diamonds are contrived in laboratories adopting one of two procedures. These laboratories either simulate the colossal compression and intensified heat conditions or in other words, high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) found in the Earth’s mantle where mined diamonds are naturally developed, or they use superheated gas (CVD) to construct the diamond crystal.

Lab-created diamonds are not fake.

We should discuss the fallacy that lab-created diamonds are fakes or not “real diamonds.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. You might be familiar with the term synthetic diamond and assumed this means fake. Now and then, these diamonds are labeled as synthetic diamonds. This description isn’t factually legitimate, as these “synthetic diamonds” construe of the same chemical and physical properties as mined diamonds. Actually, synthetic simply refers to the fact that these diamonds are man-made in a controlled environment.


Why do Fascinating Diamonds offer lab-grown diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds have been constructed for a good amount of time now, but only lately reached the par of quality that intrigued the majority of consumers. We wish to serve our customers with a plethora of varieties to help them customize the diamond jewelry pieces of their fantasies. Moreover, our company supports innovation and technological advancement in favor of the creators and sustainability of the environment.

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What about the worries that a lab created diamond will look mediocre when compared with a natural diamond?

Lab-created diamond excellency has matured remarkably over the recent 5-10 decade. With this heightened quality grade, there is more engrossment in the finishing (cut, polish, symmetry) of these diamonds. Like with natural diamonds, it really banks on the cut for a diamond to obtain its ultimate shine and brilliance. A lab-created or natural diamond of the same quality should be tantamount from each other if both have been cut to the same level of precision.

The procedure involved in making Lab- Created Diamonds:

High Pressure High Temperature Diamonds- The initial lucrative lab-grown diamonds were created by simulating naturural conditions with High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT) manufacturing. There is a triad of elemental manufacturing operations adopted to create HPHT diamonds: the belt press, the cubic press, and the split-sphere (BARS) press. The final criteria of each process is to duplicate an environment of surpassingly high pressure and temperature where diamond augmentation can ensue. Each movement commences with a miniscule diamond seed which is implanted in carbon and put under very high pressure and temperature to grow the diamond. The GE invention of the belt press uses an upper and lower anvil to generate pressure over 1.5 million pounds per square inch and temperature above 2,000 degrees Celsius. In this environment, the pure carbon melts and initiates the formation into a diamond around the starter seed.

CVD Diamonds- Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) is a comparitively freshly established modus operadi by which diamonds can be produced from a hydrocarbon gas mixture. In the CVD process, a wispy sliver of diamond seed (often an HPHT produced diamond) is installed in an inpenetrable enclosure and scorched to approximately 800 degrees Celsius. The chamber is then permeated with a carbon rich gas (usually methane) along with other gases. After which, the gases are ionized into plasma using microwaves, lasers, or other techniques. The ionization breaks down the molecular bonds in the gases and the pure carbon adheres to the diamond seed and slowly builds up into a crystal, atom by atom, layer by layer.


Do you feel intellectually enlightened on the grounds of ethicality when it comes to lab-created diamonds and all that the topic encompasses? We really hope so! It’s our aim to trade transparently and spread our concern for people and the environment while we inform people about the differences in naturally formed and lab-created diamonds. Whether you are shopping for loose stones to add to existing jewelry, engagement rings, a halo pendant, or diamond stud earrings, we have lab-grown diamonds rings for everyone. Treat yourself to something sparkly and beautiful, without the guilt. Shop now.