MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW
Shopping

How is a Lab Diamond Created?

How is a Lab Diamond Created?

You probably have an idea of how diamonds are mined. The large hole in the ground gives workers access to earth that could contain sparkling treasures. Companies and individuals have mined for centuries, but the natural diamond supply is not infinite and there are many problems associated with the diamond extraction process.

Lab grown diamonds are, in contrast, created in a controlled setting with fewer environmental problems attached to the procedure. Lab grown diamonds are more sustainable and linked to better human rights records and fair working practices. But how are diamonds created in a laboratory? Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds? Here’s some more information about grown diamonds and how they differ from the traditionally earth-extracted stones. 

How Do We Make Lab Diamonds?

Diamonds from the earth have been created in the ground over billions of years. They are formed as the heat from the earth and the pressure combine to break carbon into atoms. These atoms bind together once more into a diamond structure. 

Lab diamonds, on the other hand, are grown. Different processes exist to create diamonds in the laboratory setting. One procedure is called Chemical Vapour Deposition or CVD. This procedure replicates artificially the process that takes place naturally in the earth. 

How Does CVD Work?

A technician places a diamond seed into a controlled chamber. They then heat this controlled chamber to a staggering 500 or 600 degrees C. The technician adds methane gas. The methane breaks down to carbon and hydrogen and the carbon builds upon the seed of the diamond. The stone grows as layer upon layer of atoms bond together, creating a standard-sized gemstone.  

What are the Benefits of Lab Grown Diamonds?

It is difficult to retrieve natural diamonds from the earth. And it is getting more complicated every year. Volcanic eruptions pushed diamonds up towards the surface of the earth but it remains tricky to locate diamonds without extensive, disruptive mining efforts. Diamond mining is an unsustainable and at times unethical practice. Mines in developing countries are often under-regulated, resulting in poor working conditions, child labour exploitation, and degradation of the environment. “Blood diamonds” also refer to the fact that these gemstones have been associated with violence and conflict through control of the lucrative trade.

Lab grown diamonds are free from the problems of exploitation, environmental degradation and conflict. You can be sure that a lab grown diamond has not been shaped in an atmosphere of violence. You are also given absolute certainty about its origin. 

Choosing a diamond is a personal decision. You need to follow your heart as well as your pocket when you are deciding on your perfect gem. You’ll find a wealth of choice in lab grown diamonds. You will also benefit from more easily accessible coloured diamonds. A natural coloured diamond is rare and very expensive. The lab diamond process is being refined and developed, resulting in more choice and lower prices in the future for these precious gemstones. 

Shopping

More in Shopping

Your Guide to the Best and Most Useful and Luxurious Baby Gifts You Can Give to New Parents

WriterApril 1, 2020

Barbra Streisand’s Screen-Worn Dress from ‘The Way We Were

Suzanna BowlingApril 1, 2020

Fashion Tips Every Woman Should Know

WriterMarch 9, 2020

New Skin Line By Skinergetics and Greta Havanassian Is Out of This World.

Suzanna BowlingMarch 6, 2020

NY Now’s Biggest Accessory Face Mask Protection

Magda KatzFebruary 23, 2020

Beach Fashion Swimwear Men Trends 2020

WriterFebruary 19, 2020

All YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KATANA

WriterFebruary 19, 2020

Now You Can Be A Disney Princess on Your Wedding Day

Suzanna BowlingFebruary 18, 2020

President’s Day Sales and More

Suzanna BowlingFebruary 16, 2020