Lab grown diamonds (also known as lab created diamonds, man made diamonds, engineered diamonds, and cultured diamonds) are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that mimic the conditions that diamonds naturally develop in when they form beneath the Earth's crust in the mantle. These lab-created diamonds are made up of genuine carbon atoms organised in the diamond crystal structure. They have the same visual and chemical qualities as natural diamonds since they are manufactured of the same substance.
Our lab-created diamonds are available in a wide range of colourless ranges. Our lab-created diamonds are also available in exotic colours that are extremely rare in nature, such as popular shades of brilliant yellow. When compared to natural coloured diamonds, fancy coloured lab produced diamonds are very inexpensive.
Our lab produced diamonds are made from the small carbon seeds of previously formed diamonds. Advanced technologies, like as tremendous pressure and heat, or a specific deposition technique known as CVD, simulate the natural diamond production process. After being developed, certain man-made diamonds generated by deposition may additionally be subjected to pressure and heat treatment. Man-made fancy coloured diamonds are generated when minute amounts of appropriate trace elements are present during the diamond's development phase, exactly as they are in nature. The precise composition of trace elements in both white and fancy coloured man-made diamonds may differ from that of natural diamonds. A man-made diamond can only be identified from a natural diamond by employing specialist technology that can identify minute changes in the crystal structure.
It is critical to understand the key distinction between lab produced diamonds and diamond simulants. Diamond emulation materials, such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, resemble diamonds but are not real carbon crystals. Simulants lack the chemical and physical attributes of genuine diamonds and hence sell for far less than lab-created diamonds. Only the naked eye can tell the difference between natural and lab-created diamonds.
With a portable diamond tester, natural and lab-created diamonds have thermal conductivity qualities that distinguish them from cubic zirconia. Due to similarities in electrical conductivity, some lab-created diamonds, as well as some natural coloured diamonds, may be falsely classified as moissanites when using certain diamond testers. Gemologists can usually tell the difference between a diamond and a moissanite because of their different refractive qualities, with moissanites being double refractive and diamonds being single refractive. Learn more about the differences between moissanite and diamond.