Lab-grown diamonds are created in a laboratory by mimicking the natural process that creates them in Earth’s crust. To do so, small “seed crystals” are exposed to extreme heat and pressure which causes their diamond crystals to grow over time.
Synthetic diamonds, also referred to as man-made or cultured diamonds, are created using cutting-edge technology and exhibit the same physical, chemical and optical properties of mined diamonds.
The man made diamonds Parramatta are becoming increasingly popular as an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to mined diamonds, which leave behind significant environmental footprints during mining processes.
Lab-grown diamonds tend to be approximately 50-55% cheaper than mined ones due to factors like supply and demand in the diamond market.
Lab diamonds are created by mimicking the natural diamond formation process by rearrange atoms into crystal structures similar to natural diamonds, then cut and polished just like mined diamonds but at significantly lower prices.
Man made diamonds may contain minor imperfections that are invisible to the naked eye, including blemishes and inclusions.
Clarity should always be kept in mind when purchasing man-made diamonds in Parramatta. The higher their clarity rating is, the fewer blemishes will appear within their surface.
Jewelers who examine diamonds will assess several elements that affect its clarity grade. They’ll check for size, nature, number and location of inclusions to assess its clarity grade.
Not all inclusions are equally noticeable, and these variations affect how a diamond looks under magnification. For instance, an inclusion centered in the center will likely be more evident than one distributed across its surface area.
The lab created diamonds Manchester range in color from near-colorless to bluish or grey depending on their production method. HPHT (high pressure and high temperature) as-grown diamonds appear virtually colorless to the naked eye while CVD diamonds often display some yellowish tint.
GIA advises consumers to consult an independent grading expert when purchasing diamonds to ascertain their color grade, to help assess it in natural lighting conditions and avoid buying an inferior diamond at an unfairly low price.
Lab-grown diamonds may also display metallic inclusions that are invisible to an untrained eye and fluorescence that dulls their brilliance, all qualities which come together to produce lab-grown stones with different hues and shades.
Lab-grown diamonds (sometimes referred to as man made diamonds or synthetic) are created in laboratories using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or heat-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) technology, similar to mining; but require much less energy consumption and have lower environmental impacts, making them an attractive option for jewelry buyers in Parramatta.
Shape of gemstone is an integral element in purchasing jewelry, as its form determines both how a gem shines and its overall value. A knowledgeable gem cutter or lapidary can select an optimal form based on each stone’s crystal structure.
Gemology laboratories like GIA can quickly identify synthetic diamonds and distinguish them from natural ones. Furthermore, such laboratories will be capable of determining crystal structure and atomic level defects which will provide conclusive identification results.