What are the best lab created diamonds? If we decide to answer this question in a straightforward way, we would say the ones you see on our website. Totally crafted in our own laboratory by Diamond experts with more than 50 years of experience.
But as a consumer or a diamond enthusiast, this question is a serious one. Many people still don’t know the term lab created diamonds and how they are so identical with the natural diamonds. For some curious minds, if they don’t know the different types of best lab created diamonds, they might get confused with the counterparts of fake ones and we really don’t want that.
The best lab created diamonds in the world come from a category named as Cultured Diamonds.
Cultured diamonds are very much similar to mined diamonds
Cultured diamonds use crystallization method for carbon in an environment similar to nature which results in identical diamonds that have same chemical composition like natural diamonds but they are way cheaper and we are sure, the ones you find on New World Diamonds website, they might be lucky for your next precious moment.
Cultured Diamonds – The Best Lab Created Diamonds
All the components of Cultured Diamonds are produced from scratch and are created in an environment similar to our mother nature. And that's why cultured diamonds have very similar chemical and physical properties with natural diamonds. These diamonds are uniquely engraved with a number so to identify them as they are not mined ones and cannot be used for resale or insurance reasons. Two methods are primarily used to create these diamonds: CVD and HPHT.
1. HPHT Diamonds
HPHT is High-pressure High temperature. These diamonds are created in a monitored lab environment very similar to the environment favorable for the creation of mined diamonds.
2. CVD Diamonds
CVD is a chemical vapor deposition. CVD Diamonds are produced from a hydrocarbon gas mix by the chemical vapor deposition method. This technique is used more in technical applications because of the flexibility and purity of the process.
We won’t dig much into the processes but here are some other interesting facts about lab grown diamonds and why we think they are the best alternatives to mined or natural diamonds…
Many manufacturers claim that lab created diamonds cost around 30% less than the natural ones of the same size and similar quality. No two diamonds are the same be it natural or lab created. If you are looking forward to buying a lab created diamond, do ask for multiple diamonds so you get a chance to compare and choose the perfect one according to your taste in gemstones.
Time taken to develop a diamond in a lab
In the belly of our Earth, it took around millions of years to form the diamonds we see today that’s why they are so precious and have greater value. But in the lab, with similar components and properties, it takes around 6 to 10 weeks to develop a diamond.
Why you would choose the best lab created diamonds?
- They are cruelty free
- Their chemical composition is similar to natural diamonds
- They are 20-30% cheaper