Lab-grown diamonds are those diamonds that have been created in a lab without the help of heat or light. The synthetic diamond is identical to natural diamond in every way except for its creation. This process has produced many properties that do not exist in nature. This article will give you information on the different properties lab grown diamonds have.
Unlike mined diamonds
Unlike mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds do not need to be formed in the earth by nature. In order to create a lab-grown diamond, what’s needed is an irradiation process in which high-energy rays of visible light and ultra-violet rays are used to create a crystal structure from carbon. Once this crystal structure is formed, it is inserted into the earth at high pressure. After this process is complete, the carbon crystals grow into a smooth sphere, just as they would if they were growing in the ground.
As mentioned above, this method completely differs from the way that natural diamonds are formed. When natural diamonds are formed, they grow in the ground through the slow accumulation of organic matter over time. It would take millions of years to completely make up an entire diamond. The production rate for lab-grown diamonds is about half of this time. In addition, because these diamonds are completely made up of carbon only, no other elements such as other elements or even gold can be found in their interior.
In addition to being a completely organic product, these lab grown diamonds also contain high-quality man-made materials called additives. These additives allow these diamonds to be manufactured in much larger quantities than would be possible if they were to be produced using the natural process in the Earth. For instance, titanium is commonly used as an additive in natural diamonds. However, it would not be possible to create as many lab grown diamonds as would be able to be created with titanium.
Referred fake or unreal
The reason that these lab-grown diamonds have been referred to as “fake” or “unreal” is because there are many things which look very similar to real diamonds. For example, if you take a close look at a cubic zirconia, you would not be able to tell if it was a lab-grown diamond. Even though it is the same size and has the same coloring, it could still be a synthetic diamond. On the other hand, when you look closely at the diamond in real life, you can easily see that it is not a natural diamond. Therefore, the use of these lab-grown diamonds is simply referred to as “not real diamonds”.
While all of this may seem confusing, it really does not have to be. Most people know that it is not impossible to tell the difference between real diamonds and lab-created gems, but sometimes the term “fake” is used interchangeably with “mille”, which is a French word for thousand. It is also important to remember that no two naturally mined diamonds will ever be exactly the same. This is because no two naturally mined diamonds will ever come into contact with the same amounts of radiation from the sun, water, etc. This will always result in a variation in color and clarity.
One way to think of lab grown diamonds as being a scaled-down version of real diamonds would be to consider them to be “mined the same way”. Basically, when a real diamond is mined, the gemologist must essentially go through thousands of rocks to determine the exact proportions of each mineral that he or she will need to create the diamond. This is a tedious process, to say the least. By contrast, when a lab grown diamond is created, it is done by radiation-blasting the stone to create the exact proportions of its parent mineral.
Because lab grown diamonds are so uniform in terms of clarity, cut, color, weight, and surface texture, they can be likened to the perfect gemstones. That is not to say that there are not differences, such as differences in color and appearance of the sparkle or the overall quality of the gem. Some laboratory grown diamond brands can appear to have less color or sparkle than do some of the Earth mined diamond brands. Nonetheless, when you hold a lab-grown diamond and hold in your hand, it will undeniably sparkle. Due to its uniformity in terms of clarity, color, cut, and surface texture, lab-grown diamonds are the perfect answer to the search for the perfect diamond.