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How Are Diamonds Made in a Lab By Man?

How Are Diamonds Made in a Lab By Man?

The first scientific breakthrough in man-made diamonds came in 1954 when General Electric developed a process that successfully replicated the conditions for natural diamond formation. This process is called High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and involves the use of seed crystals which are grown in superheated anvils. High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) HPHT is a process that is energy intensive and has a relatively low production rate (seed crystal typically grows at a few microns per hour). During the process, the parameters need to be tightly controlled or it may cause the diamond’s growth to fail or the rough to...

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A Lab-Grown Diamond Is Still 100% A Diamond

A Lab-Grown Diamond Is Still 100% A Diamond

For thousands of years the earth's most brilliant stone, the diamond, has been sought after for its timeless beauty; but today, with the need for sustainability casting a question mark over mining practices, a new kind of diamond has come to the fore — the cultured diamond. Here are six things you should know about the cultured diamond: 1) Diamond in every way 2) Incredible range of colors 3) Value for money 4) Still a luxury purchase 5) Socially and environmentally conscious 6) Certificate of authentication Source: huffingtonpost.co.za

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Brief History on Lab-Grown Diamonds

Brief History on Lab-Grown Diamonds

Today, more than ever before, diamonds no longer represent a privilege solely reserved for royalty, elite and affluent consumers. Thanks to the birth of lab-grown diamonds, these much valued gemstones which represent the ultimate symbol of love can now be enjoyed by all social classes. Where do lab-grown diamonds come from? Lab-grown diamonds, commonly referred to as man-made or synthetic diamonds have been in the works as early as the 1940’s. Due to their unique characteristics (thermal conductivity, hardness/use as an abrasive, optical transparency, and high electrical resistance) diamonds were initially manufactured for industrial applications. It’s widely accepted that the...

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Celebrities That Wear Eco-friendly, Lab Diamonds

Celebrities That Wear Eco-friendly, Lab Diamonds

Because of the unethical way some diamonds are obtained, many celebrities have make a conscious decision to avoid buying them at all costs. Rumor has it that Gwyneth Paltrow, Minnie Driver, and Angelina Jolie are among the environmentally conscious. They have been seen wearing synthetic diamonds to gala events. There are a number of reasons why lab diamonds appeal to celebrities. Truth be known, these exquisite, conflict-free diamonds are every bit as luxurious as natural diamonds. Read the full story here

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We Love Diamonds but We Love Our Earth More!

We Love Diamonds but We Love Our Earth More!

Lab grown diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds, so the reasons why we are going with lab grown are simple. While we don’t mind repurposing pre-owned diamonds, for our work we chose to go with lab grown because it’s an ethical creation for the following: ~ ECO-FRIENDLY Lab grown CVD diamonds are grown above the earth in a diamond lab. Unlike mined diamonds, there is no excavation and mining which therefore keeps nature and its natural resources intact. Thus, contributing to a green environment. ~ CONFLICT FREE Unlike mined diamonds, CVD diamonds are grown without harming...

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