What are Lab Grown Diamonds?
Lab-Grown Diamonds are grown in the labs using cutting-edge technology that creates the same heat and pressure as in the crust of mother earth. The only thing that makes a lab-created diamond different from a natural diamond is its origin. They share the same chemical makeup as natural diamonds and are optically identical.
Why should you choose Lab-Grown Diamonds?
As these diamonds are created in the labs, there's no trace of human blood on them. The only way for a customer to make sure they are not buying a blood diamond is to choose a lab-grown diamond.
The mining of diamonds has a history of fueling conflict and damaging the environment. Lab- Grown Diamonds are created with no harm to the environment.
Lab-grown diamonds are about 30-40% less expensive than mined diamonds. This means you can buy twice the size of a natural diamond!
How are these diamonds created?
Today, there are two methods of growing diamonds. They are:
High Pressure-High Temperature(HPHT):
HPHT diamond growth occurs within massive pressure cookers. Small diamond seeds are placed into a growth cell, and then graphite is inserted on top of the diamond seeds. The pressure cooker is heated to 1500 degrees C and pressurized to approximately 70,000 times the pressure at sea level. At this extreme temperature and pressure, the graphite in the growth cell is melted into liquid carbon and then carefully cooled into the strongest form of carbon, a diamond crystal.