Created diamonds are diamonds that were created in a laboratory. They are identical to Geological diamonds and have exactly the same physical, optical and chemical charcteristics as Geological Diamonds
Since Created Diamonds and Geological diamonds are basically identical- both are diamonds with the exact same characteristics- It is impossible to detect the difference by even an expert with a microscope.
Only very expensive laboratory equipment can detect the difference.
Today – only a few Gemological institutes like GIA and IGI can detect if a diamond is a man-made or a Geological one. Every Created Diamond that we sell carries a certificate stating that it is a created Diamond and is also Laser inscribed with the certificate number and the words "Lab Grown" on the girdle.
There are 2 most common ways to create gem quality diamonds.
1. HPHT- High Pressure High Temperature process. This process imitates the way diamonds are formed in the depths of the earth. A tiny diamond crystal is put into a chamber with carbon in the form of graphite and a metal catalyst. Under enormous pressure and very high temperature the metal catalyst dissolves the graphite and the carbon atoms connect with the tiny diamond seed and grow into a bigger diamond. The tiny diamond seed can be a man-made diamond or a Geological diamond.
2. CVD- Chemical Vapor deposition. In this process a diamond seed in a form of a square is put into a reactor with a combination of gases. With the help of a microwave gun the gases are heated until they become plasma (a state where the atoms are separated from one another). The free carbon atoms are then deposited onto the diamond seed, thus growing new layers of diamonds on top of the diamond seed. The diamond seed can be a man-made diamond or a Geological diamond
By law, these diamonds should be referred to with one of the following terms: Synthetic Diamonds, Man-made Diamonds, Laboratory created Diamonds or Laboratory grown Diamonds. All of these terms can be used and they refer to the same product- Man-Made Diamonds i.e. diamonds that were created by man.
There are only a handful of laboratories throughout the world that have the technology and knowhow to manufacture created diamonds. They are located in the U.S., Singapore, Russia and China.
Geological diamonds come in many shapes and forms. Therefore the cutter has to adjust the cutting
according to the irregularity of the crystal, thus yielding a very low percentage.
However - growing a diamond crystal in a desirable shape enables the cutter to get a very high yield. That is the reason that you can get a larger diamond for your money.
NO – The Created diamond is identical to the Geological diamond in every aspect and will not change over the course of time.
Created Diamonds’ value goes hand in hand with the value of Geological Diamonds. The prices may fluctuate as with any product according to the supply and demand.
Experts believe that the demand for Created diamonds will grow exponentially over the next few years. However- please do not forget that there is no guarantee for the pricing level. Take a look at gold prices and see how they have fluctuated so vigorously in the past decade.
Insurance companies will insure your Created diamond jewelry in the exact same manner that they insure any other jewelry that you own.
No- They are REAL diamonds in every aspect. They have the same optical, chemical and physical properties. The only difference is that they are made by man, in a laboratory.
NO- They are REAL diamonds that were created by man.
General Electric was the first company to create diamonds in its laboratories in the 1950’s. For many
decades no one knew how to create diamonds that were pure enough to be called gem quality.
However, in the past few years, with technological breakthroughs, we are now able to create gem quality diamonds in the lab.
Created Diamonds are available in any color and clarity that you would like to have. They start with D color, which is colorless, all the way down to M colored diamonds. They also come with fancy colors such as Fancy Yellow, Fancy Pink and Fancy Blue colors.
Created Diamonds come with all type of clarities. They start with IF- Internally Flawless, and they go down the clarity ladder all the way to eye visible inclusions.
Created Diamonds are available as small as one point and go up in size. Commercially today, you can get
Created Diamonds up to about 3 carats.
Currently the world's largest Created Diamond is 10 carat.
You can clean Created diamonds like you clean any other jewelry that you own. No special care is needed.
More and more Jewelry stores around the country offer Created Diamonds.
We can help you find a retailer near you. Please call us at 1-800-934-8934
I.G.I (International Gemological Institute) and GCAL (Gem Certification and Assurance Lab) certify Created diamonds. Every Created Diamond that we sell carries a certificate and is also Laser inscribed with the certificate number and the words "Lab Grown" on the girdle.
G.I.A (The Gemological Institute of America) certifies Created diamonds in a different way. It will issue a certificate with a general clarity and color grades. We expect GIA to change its policy shortly, and issue full certificates for Created Diamonds
Created diamonds are diamonds that were created in a laboratory. They are identical to Geological diamonds and have exactly the same physical, optical and chemical characteristics as Geological Diamonds
YES - One must always disclose the nature of the goods being sold. By law, Created Diamonds must be offered and sold identified as Created Diamonds. The terms required for full disclosure is one of the following: Synthetic Diamonds, Man-made Diamonds, Laboratory created Diamonds or Laboratory grown Diamonds.
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