How do Naturally Forming Diamonds Grow?
Diamonds are naturally formed deep below layers of the earths crust. Their journey begins as carbon that is exposed to extremely high temperatures of 2000 degrees. Once exposed to a large amount of pressure, of around 725,000 pounds per square inch, the forming process can begin, which can take up to billions of years to happen. It is only through deep volcanic eruptions, that these hot rocks are blasted up to the earths surface, where they are then exposed and cool down extremely quickly, to form their shape.
What is a Lab Grown Diamond?
Lab grown diamonds are formed in highly specific and controlled conditions, using cutting-edge technology. This process replicates the natural heating and cooling conditions found where natural diamonds occur. The resulting-man made diamonds consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the exact formation as that of a naturally occurring diamond.
A lab grown diamond is made up of exactly the same properties as a diamond and therefore display the same optical and chemical properties of a diamond.
What are the Benefits of a Lab Grown Diamond?
Lab grown diamonds are actually purer than naturally mined diamonds. This is because lab grown diamonds hold zero amounts of dirt or impurities that would have been acquired, had they been produced from the natural environment. Lab grown essentially gives you the peace of mind to know that your diamond is:
- Completely conflict free
- Free from flaws and defects
- Brighter and whiter
Why Should I Choose Lab Grown over Naturally Occurring Diamonds?
Naturally occurring diamonds often run the risk of bad mining practices within conflicted regions that may carry a history of human rights violation, child labour and poor working conditions. Lab grown diamonds have a crystal clear history, and a guaranteed record and knowledge of where and how each diamonds have been produced.
Diamond mining is also really harmful to the earth and environment, as this process requires the use of colossal amounts of fossil fuel.
Opting for a lab grown diamond is a much more sustainable alternative to environmentally mined diamonds and this ultimately means we are able to keep you informed of every step of your diamonds journey, right from creation to the final finished product ready to be shipped to you.
Alternatively, we always urge all our customers to consider a lab grown moissanite. Opting for moissanite allows you to choose a larger comparable diamond carat and colour variant at a fraction of the cost of a mined diamond. Shop our Lab grown Diamond collection here.
IGI and GCAL Certified
All our lab grown diamonds are covered with either an IGI or GCAL report.
A Certificate of Authenticity, issued by the Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL), or International Gemological Institute (IGI) serves as verification of your diamond's quality, and verifies that your diamond meets all the specific quality requirements so that you can be confident that your diamond has been expertly crafted.