5 Interesting Facts About Lab-Grown Diamonds
Today, 70% of millennials would consider purchasing lab grown diamond jewelry. What about the rest? They are likely unsure as the facts about lab-grown diamonds are not well known, and there are few trusted sources providing the information needed to make an informed decision.
With this blog, let’s explore 5 facts about lab-grown diamonds:
- Lab-Grown Diamonds are Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds are not an imitation or fake. They are identical in every way to mined diamonds. Lab grown diamonds have all the same physical, chemical, and optical qualities as mined diamonds.
Both lab-grown or mined diamonds should be certified by independent labs to verify their quality and authenticity. All our lab-grown diamonds at New World Diamonds are certified. We are able to provide a certificate to all our buyers with their purchase.
- Created Under CVD or HPHT Processes
You likely know, billions of years ago mined diamonds were created under extreme temperature and pressure deep inside the earth. Today, with advanced technology diamonds are grown in a laboratory replicating what occurred underground. There are two processes; Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and High Pressure - High Temperature (HPHT).
As with any mining operation, diamond mining significantly impacts the environment. Tremendous amounts of earth are removed and energy used to extract diamonds from the earth. Lab-grown diamonds promote a more responsible interaction with the environment. It is in our best interest to conserve energy in order to save money, and keep costs down.
Even though mined diamonds are becoming scarcer due to supply limitations, the demand for diamonds is increasing. Mined diamonds are not a sustainable natural resource. What will fill the supply gap for consumers? Lab-grown diamonds will. Lab-grown diamonds do not deplete natural resources.
We hope these facts provide a new perspective for your diamond shopping. If you are interested lab-grown diamond jewelry, please check out our collections.