What are Lab grown Diamonds?
Lab created diamonds are the topic of lots of talk right now in the jewellery industry. These lab grown diamonds, can be also known as ‘CVD Diamond’. These are diamonds that are produced above earth. They are created in labs that Follow the conditions of how the earth makes diamonds. This is accomplished by multiple processes to make these diamonds.
A lab created diamond is chemically equally to a mined diamond (carbon). These diamonds are not diamond stimulants, such as cubic zirconia or moissanite, they consist of actual carbon atoms creating them diamonds. These are 100% DIAMONDS and are not “artificial” or ” forgery “. While they are an alternative to a mined diamond, they are becoming harder and harder to determine and fathom. However, GIA is in the fore-front of identifying and verifying lab stones for a ‘no confusion’ marketplace. Though we have our exclusive “FineGrowndiamond” Diamonds, we want to explain the procedure and give a bit more educational information.
Methods of creating Man-Made Diamonds
Most lab-grown diamonds are typically created one of two manners. Either by a high-pressure, high-temperature process (HPHT) or a chemical vapor deposition (CVD).In both ways these synthetic diamonds are match to the diamonds mined on the earth. It is not visible by the naked eye, it takes an professional trained gem grader with the proper lab and tools to classify them.
HPHT Lab Grown Diamond
High-pressure, high-temperature(HPHT) diamonds is the name given to diamonds produced under pressure of 5 GPa at more than 1500 degrees Celsius. Though this is not new to creating a man made diamond, this procedure has been used on diamonds to treat them in the past. It has been used to plus or minus colors or enhance the diamond as a whole. Typically this process is now began with a laboratory-grown diamond and is, known as the seed. These seeds raise or crystallize in the method to make the HPHT diamonds.
This process of Chemical Vapor Deposition, is another method to form lab cultured diamonds. This method is a crystal arrangement procedure, using carbon plasma where the carbon atoms begin to form. These deposits begin to form the diamond from also a seed diamond. Along with the plasma, various gases are free into the chamber to make the exact environment of the method.
How to tell if your Diamond is Lab grown or Natural?
With the prevalence of these new diamonds in the market, a lot of queries that get posed are: How can you tell if your diamond is natural or lab cultured diamond? basically the greatest ways are to either send them off to GIA to get a information, or make sure the laser inscription on the diamond itself. It is cost banned for now, for the jeweller, however soon a machine will be accessible, at a jewellers level to detect mined from lab diamonds.
GIA verify every diamond to notice if it is natural. If the diamond is Man Made Diamonds, then it will come with its Diamond Grading Report. In the same report it classify your diamond and the ratings of cut, colour, clarity, and carat.
As well, GIA, IGI and other report labs will laser inscribe the diamonds on their girdle with the report number and a note that the diamond is laboratory-grown. If you are inquisitive about your diamonds, extraordinary Gold Jewellery should be able to help you find this inscription on the diamond. A microscope can observe these inscriptions to help confirm it.
Benefits to Lab Made diamonds
Price & Value of lab cultured diamonds
The “FineGrowndiamond” diamonds that we offer come in the equal clarity, color, and cuts of mined diamonds. However, these diamonds huge benefit is their worth. Being more affordable because they are created and not mined is the essential benefit. The costs of mining along with the rarity, makes the high importance of these stones. Taking the cost of mining and rarity out creates a slightly lesser price. (In some examples, up to 50% less for the same mined stone).
Eco-Friendly & Sustainable
The “FineGrowndiamond” diamonds that we offer is the most sustainable diamond we have offered. These are: Conflict-free. Eco-Friendly. Green. While the world evolutions, technology has created a new way for us to achieve goals on a more sustainable product and industry.
The only negatives for lab grown cvd diamonds are that in some cases, carat sizes offered are capped – so if you wish for a better diamond, you may be out of luck. To clarify, by “huge” we mean massive, like the size you would observe on the Queen of England’s crown. Nearly every attractive carat size is offered as a lab grown cvd diamonds. However, we advise a word of caution before buying a lab stone – You want to get a report with it. As this is a newer market and product for the business, there are for all time bad actors looking to cheat the public. We highly suggest only buy cvd diamonds from trusted labs or jewellers like FineGrown Diamonds, and always have the certification/report when purchasing.
Where can you find cvd Diamond ?
Have we flickered your interest? Because ours was! man made diamonds represent a very small part of the diamond market currently, but we have seen the eminence of these diamonds more and more. So much so we have partnered with one of the labs and offer the “FineGrowndiamond” diamond. Reach out to us or stop in to see one today, you will not be dissatisfied, because IT’S A DIAMOND!