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Lab Grown Diamonds

What are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as man-made diamonds, are diamonds that are created in a laboratory rather than being formed naturally over millions of years beneath the Earth's surface. These diamonds are made using advanced technological processes that mimic the high-pressure and high-temperature conditions required for natural diamond formation.

There are two main methods used to create lab-grown diamonds: chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) processing:


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  • In the CVD method, a diamond seed crystal is placed in a sealed chamber along with carbon-rich gasses. The gasses are then heated, and the carbon atoms begin to form a diamond crystal on the seed. This process can take several weeks or months, but it results in a high-quality diamond with excellent clarity.

  • In the HPHT method, a small diamond seed is placed in a pressure chamber along with carbon and other materials, such as a metal catalyst. The chamber is heated to extremely high temperatures and pressures, and the carbon atoms begin to bond to the seed crystal, forming a larger diamond crystal. This process can take just a few days, and it is capable of producing diamonds of various colors.

Why are Lab-Grown Diamonds so Popular

    Lab-grown diamonds have become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to natural diamonds. They have many benefits, including being more affordable than natural diamonds, as well as being environmentally friendly and conflict-free. Additionally, lab-grown diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds, so they are just as hard and durable.

    When purchasing lab-grown diamonds, it is important to ensure that they are properly identified and disclosed as lab-grown. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that lab-grown diamonds be clearly labeled and marketed as such, and reputable jewelers will always disclose this information to their customers.