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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.