The diamond industry has been revolutionized with the introduction of lab created diamonds. These diamonds are grown in a controlled environment and have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about lab created diamonds, including their benefits, how they’re made, and how they compare to natural diamonds.
What are Lab Created Diamonds?
Lab created diamonds, also known as synthetic diamonds, are diamonds that are grown in a laboratory using advanced technological processes. These diamonds have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds and are made of pure carbon.
Benefits of Lab Created Diamonds
There are several benefits to choosing lab created diamonds, including:
- Ethical and sustainable: Lab created diamonds are ethically and sustainably produced, without the environmental impact of mining.
- Affordable: Lab created diamonds are generally less expensive than natural diamonds of the same size and quality.
- Consistent quality: Lab created diamonds are produced in a controlled environment, resulting in consistent quality and fewer imperfections.
How are Lab Created Diamonds Made?
Lab created diamonds are made using advanced technological processes that simulate the conditions under which natural diamonds are formed. There are two main methods for producing lab created diamonds:
High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Method
The HPHT method involves placing a small diamond seed in a press and subjecting it to high pressure and high temperature. This causes the carbon to crystallize and grow around the diamond seed, resulting in a larger diamond.
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Method
The CVD method involves placing a diamond seed in a vacuum chamber and introducing a gas, such as methane, into the chamber. The gas is then heated and ionized, causing the carbon to crystallize and grow around the diamond seed, resulting in a larger diamond.
How do Lab Created Diamonds Compare to Natural Diamonds?
Lab created diamonds have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds and are visually identical to the naked eye. However, there are some differences between lab created and natural diamonds:
Lab created diamonds are generally less expensive than natural diamonds of the same size and quality.
Lab created diamonds are not as rare as natural diamonds, as they can be produced in a controlled environment.
Lab created diamonds are certified by the same gemological institutes as natural diamonds and have the same grading standards.
Buying Lab Created Diamonds at Diamond and Gold Warehouse
At Diamond and Gold Warehouse, we offer a wide selection of lab created diamonds in various shapes and sizes. Our expert staff can help you find the perfect diamond that meets your criteria and fits your budget.
We guarantee the quality of our lab created diamonds and offer a lifetime warranty on all diamond purchases.
Our prices are competitive and we offer financing options to help you purchase the diamond of your dreams.
Our staff will guide you through the process of choosing the perfect diamond, ensuring that you’re comfortable with the transaction and satisfied with your purchase.
Lab created diamonds offer a sustainable and ethical alternative to natural diamonds, with consistent quality and affordability. At Diamond and Gold Warehouse, we offer a wide selection of lab created diamonds and personalized service to help you find the perfect diamond for your needs.