In simple terms, lab created diamonds are diamonds that are man-made,
created by scientists in a laboratory. Lab diamonds are also known as
synthetic diamond, artificial diamonds or cultured diamonds. This type of
diamonds exhibit similar properties like naturally mined diamonds and it is
hard to differentiate between the two diamond types.
Friendly Diamonds collection of lab diamonds is an exhaustive one as you can purchase the diamond in hues of pink, yellow and blue. Fancy colored diamonds are comparatively affordable than colourless diamonds of this ilk.
Unlike mined diamonds, lab diamonds are dirt and impurity free
Compared to natural diamonds, lab diamonds offer high value for money.
Just as mined diamonds, lab grown diamonds display the same physical, chemical and optical properties
These diamonds are mining free, ensuring no damage to earth.
Also known as engineered diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are grown in a laboratory setting using advanced technological processes. Lab created diamonds are created using the below two methods:
HPHT means high-pressure high temperature method.
Using this method, pure carbon and a tiny lab diamond, like a seed is placed in a high pressure, high temperature chamber. Applying high pressure and temperature, the carbon is heated in the presence of the seed diamond. The carbon melts around the starter seed and a diamond is created.
CVD stands for chemical vapor deposition.
Using this method, a slice of a diamond seed is placed in a sealed chamber. Mixture of gases is added to the chamber to form plasma. With a rise in temperature, the gas molecules break apart and carbon atoms bond to the seeds, growing the diamond larger, layer-by-layer.
Lab Grown Diamonds are like 100% natural diamonds as they share similar
chemical, physical and optical characteristics like the latter. One can really
find it difficult to differentiate between a natural and lab created diamond.
The only way to spot the difference between these two types of diamonds is
to test them using specialized equipment.
Also the only thing that sets them apart is the man’s ability to keep on producing man-made diamonds in a lab even more than the naturally created ones on the earth.
Diamond simulants such as cubic zirconia and moissanite look exactly similar
to diamonds, but are not diamonds in true sense. A diamond simulant is not a
diamond at all as its chemical properties are completely different.
While they may look similar to lab diamonds, simulants lack the same sparkle, fire and optical properties.