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Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

CVD Diamonds Chart

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.

The 4Cs of Diamond

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 Certification

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.