Lab created diamonds, also known as cultured or engineered diamonds, are made using advanced processes in quality-controlled laboratories. Modern technology duplicates the natural conditions that a diamond needs to grow beneath the earth and the result is a stunning cultured diamond that is indistinguishable from a natural diamond without the use of hyper-specialized equipment.
Lab diamonds are created from the same material as a natural diamonds and have the same chemical and optical properties. This is because when extreme heat and pressure for the deposition process are used, the exact same formation occurs as a natural diamond! Special colours can also be created by adding trace elements of materials that would commonly be present during a natural diamond’s growth phase, meaning there are truly endless possibilities when creating your perfect diamond engagement ring.
When you are shopping on a budget, a lab created diamond ring has all the luster appeal of a natural diamond with a much smaller price tag. Even in a one-to-one comparison of a natural to synthetic diamond of the same size yields substantial savings.
Lab created diamond rings that are manufactured above the ground in a lab facility show less strain in the structure of the crystal and have fewer defects. The gemstone is whiter, brighter and overall better than dirt diamonds and receives a higher purity rating.
The extraction of diamonds calls for massive amounts of fossil fuels, not to mention the toll it takes on the Earth’s landscape itself. Synthetic diamonds that are mined in labs do not damage any ecosystems or watersheds and therefore have become a wildly popular choice for today’s environmentally conscious couples. Cultivating diamonds in labs becomes more sustainable as each year passes while diamond mining from the ground becomes increasingly less sustainable.
Lab Grown diamonds can be created using different types of technology including high temperature and pressure, chemical vapour deposition or the sonication of graphite solutions.
High pressure and high temperature is the most common method used. Diamond seeds are placed on a press and then heated to 1,400°C or higher, which melts the metal first. The metal then dissolves the carbon source and is sent to the small seeds to form a larger cultured diamond.
The use of chemical vapour deposition is another popular method for growing Lab Grown diamonds. There has been substantial laboratory research about this method as it is a simple yet flexible setup that can be used to grow diamonds faster and more affordably. It offers more control over the different chemical impurities that could possibly occur and therefore more control over the properties in the diamonds, including size, shape and colour.
Diamond crystals can also be synthesized from a graphite suspension. This type of diamond would be comparable in cost to a diamond that was created using the aforementioned high pressure and high temperature method. It is a simple procedure that requires minimal equipment, but more research is required to reduce operating costs and to improve the efficiency of the operation before it is as commonly used.
When it comes to purchasing a diamond engagement ring you have a variety of different options available. If you find during your shopping that you are stretching your budget and want something that is stunning and unforgettable, Lab Grown diamonds are available right here in Toronto!
Lab Grown diamonds carry the same types of characteristics as “dirt diamonds” and cannot be distinguished from real diamonds except by experts with specialized equipment. When you want the best diamond engagement ring available that will fit into your budget, look no further than Lab Grown diamonds. After all, they have been grown and created with care, under stringent quality controls in some of the finest labs across the country.
These are sustainable diamonds that provide a minimal impact on the environment with the same chemical, optical and physical properties as diamonds that have been mined from the earth. As well, when it comes to quality for comparable size, Lab Grown diamonds are more affordable and provide excellent value for the money.
Take a look at the Lab Grown diamonds that are now currently available in Toronto and across the GTA. You may be surprised to see the reasonable pricing and you’re sure to be amazed at the range of colour and size selections that are available!
Contact Livia Diamonds today for more information about Lab Grown diamonds for your custom-made engagement ring.
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