What is a Lab-Grown Diamond?
Grown in highly controlled laboratory environments lab created diamonds are produced using advanced technological processes. They are created in a set up that replicates the conditions under which natural diamonds are formed. The internal structure of these man-made diamonds is that of actual carbon atoms arranged in the same structure of diamond crystals.
These engineered or cultured diamonds as they are also called, have the same optical and chemical properties as mined diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds that were grown by scientists in a lab. They share the same chemical makeup as natural diamonds and are optically identical. The biggest differences between natural and lab-created diamonds are how they are made, and how rare they are.
ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS REAL?
Lab-created diamonds are chemically and physically identical to natural diamonds and are just as durable.
Diamonds that were found in nature take billions of years to form, while man made diamonds can be formed in just a few weeks.
WHAT IS LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS KNOWN AS?
Different sources use different names to refer to lab-grown diamonds.
For example, you might see lab-created diamonds, cultured diamonds, engineered diamonds, synthetic diamonds and even man-made diamonds. If you see a stone with any of these names, just know you are likely getting a diamond that has been grown in a lab. Simply beautiful.
SHOULD I BUY A LAB-GROWN DIAMOND?
science has made it possible to have beautiful, sparkling jewellery at a fraction of the price of natural diamonds.
We make them every day and in bigger batches, so they are perfect to light up more moments.
HOW ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS MADE?
There are a few methods used to create lab-grown diamonds. Typically, lab-grown diamonds start with a tiny lab diamond, like a seed.
The seeds are placed in a chamber called a plasma reactor (in the case of CVD synthesis) or a large mechanical press (if manufactured by HPHT). Then, depending on the technology used, some combination of heat, pressure and a carbon source are used to make the crystals grow, layer by layer.