What are Lab Grown Diamonds?
What are Lab Grown Diamonds? A lab grown diamond, identical chemically, physically and optically to an earth mined diamond, can be produced in a matter of weeks. They are graded with the same standards as earth mined diamond and certified by respected bodies such as the International Gem Institute (IGI) and the Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL). Lab grown diamonds are 100% crystallised carbon, meaning there is no difference between them and earth-mined diamonds. They are not synthetic and cannot be categorised with diamond stimulants like Cubic Zirconium or Mossanite which are created to imitate a diamond but contain no carbon properties.
Furthermore, Lab diamonds are far more ethical and more sustainable than traditional earth mined diamonds. While mined diamonds are mired with associations of conflict and human expense, lab grown diamonds require no mining meaning they are free from unethical sourcing, human labour conflict and have a significantly smaller environmental impact. There are two growing methods used for creating diamonds in the lab; the HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) method, and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition), both of which eliminate any environmental harm. Read more here.
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