Lab-grown diamonds are quite alluring and have gained a lot of popularity in the jewelry market over the years. From their clarity to their sparkle, everything about lab-grown diamonds is the same as their natural counterparts. The only difference is the fact that lab-grown diamonds are created in a lab. Additionally, they are more affordable and readily available.
What Is A Lab-Grown Diamond?
A lab-grown diamond is a genuine diamond that is grown in a controlled laboratory setting. Although lab-grown diamonds are manufactured artificially, they are real diamonds and they share the same physical and chemical traits as earth-grown diamonds. The 4C scale, which rates diamonds based on their carat, cut, clarity, and color, is also used to grade lab-grown diamonds.
How to Identify Lab-Grown Diamonds
If you're in the market for a lab-grown diamond, you must do your homework before making a purchase. Lab-grown diamonds are physically, chemically, and optically the same as earth-grown diamonds. The main difference is that lab-grown diamonds form differently and more quickly than natural diamonds. The origin of a lab-grown diamond is specified on its certification.
How Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Made
There are two ways in which lab-grown diamonds are made:
High-Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)
A diamond seed is placed in a specialized environment that resembles the process used to create natural diamonds. The diamond seed is exposed to intense pressure and extreme temperatures for several weeks, which causes the diamond seeds to grow into a large diamond.
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
A small diamond seed is heated up in a vacuum chamber until numerous layers of carbon are formed on the seed, creating a bigger diamond crystal.
Pros of Lab-Grown Diamonds
● Cost-effective – Lab-grown diamonds are less expensive than earth-grown diamonds.
● Eco-friendly – Lab-grown diamonds are, arguably, a more environmentally sustainable choice compared to mined diamonds.
● Availability – Lab-grown diamonds are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They are produced in a fraction of the time that diamonds naturally form in the earth.
Where to Buy Lab-Grown Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds can be an excellent addition to your collection. Visit our website to view the extensive selection of lab-grown diamonds and other gemstones we currently have in stock.
Are you looking to purchase a lab-grown diamond?
Contact Pineforest Jewelry today to place your order. For more information or inquiries, our jewelry specialists are ready to offer valuable advice.