What are CVD Diamonds?
CVD is a method used to create lab-grown diamonds. This process involves placing a small diamond seed crystal into a vacuum chamber filled with gas, typically a mixture of hydrogen and methane.
The gas is then heated, causing the molecules to break apart and form a plasma. This plasma then reacts with the diamond seed, causing the carbon atoms to build up on the seed, ultimately resulting in a larger diamond crystal.
CVD diamonds are typically higher quality and have fewer impurities than other lab-grown diamonds created through other methods. They can also be produced in a range of sizes and colors, and are often used in industrial applications as well as in jewelry.
It is important to note that while CVD diamonds are lab-grown, they still have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds. As a result, they are graded using the same 4 Cs as natural diamonds: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.
CVD diamonds can also be certified by independent gemological laboratories, just like natural diamonds, providing customers with reassurance that they are getting a high-quality product.