What is a Lab Grown Diamond?
Lab grown diamonds have received a rise in popularity and with demand, an increased number of inquiries. We've put together a guide for you to lab created diamonds for you below.
Lab grown diamonds, also known as cultured diamonds, are created in a controlled laboratory setting and share the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds. Like a natural diamond, lab created diamond have Mohs hardness scale of 10.
Lab-created diamonds share an identical growing process to mined diamonds. They form first as carbon atoms under high temperature and immense pressure, then bond together to grow a crystalline lattice structure.
There are two common methods for creating lab-grown diamonds, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) or High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT). In the CVD process, carbon atoms are deposited onto a diamond seed crystal to grow a larger diamond. In the HPHT process, high pressure and temperature are used simulate the conditions under which natural diamonds form.
Once fully formed, they are cut and polished to reveal maximum brilliance, like mined diamonds. Lab diamonds come in a variety of color and clarity grades.
Lab-grown diamonds take approximately six to ten weeks to develop in a laboratory. The value of the diamond is more affordable because of the nature of how they are created and have a considerably smaller ecological footprint.
Below are some designs that we offer in the lab diamond options.
We offer a wide range of lab diamond shapes and sizes. For customization on the shape or size, please send an email to email@example.com.