Trust the science: a diamond is a diamond, regardless of whether it is grown underground or in a lab. Man-made diamonds demonstrate the same chemical and structural properties as mined stones. Further, they exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle – so you aren’t sacrificing quality by selecting lab. In fact, due to their controlled growing conditions, lab-made diamonds are often growing superior to their mined counterparts.
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?
Underground, mined diamonds are formed through intense heat and pressure. Lab-grown diamonds replicate this occurrence in one of two ways:
HPHT (High Pressure, High Temperature): HPHT, like mined diamonds, utilizes high temperatures and pressure to form a diamond from carbon deposit. This method is effective in forming highly rare D and E color diamonds.
CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition): Through the CVD process, varying amounts of gases that include a carbon source are fed into a chamber where the diamond seed is placed. The gas mixture is then heated to produce plasma in which the gases break down and carbon atoms adhere to the diamond seed, causing it to grow just as it would under the earth. These diamonds tend to come in colors G-K and, due to technological advances, are increasingly coming in colors E and F.
BENEFITS OF LAB DIAMONDS
Lab-grown diamonds require less space and resources to produce stones than that of the monolith mines that wreak havoc on local ecosystems.
Lab-grown diamonds offer excellent value and are 30-50% more affordable than mined diamonds of comparable size and quality.
Lab-grown diamonds never fund foreign conflict. Further, work conditions are carefully regulated and never exploit child laborers.
Numined Diamonds was launched in 2013 by 25-year
industry veteran Isaac Gottesman with one purpose:
to sell eco-friendly, conflict-free diamonds combined
with cutting-edge designs of engagement rings,
wedding rings, and earrings, online and in-store.