In this article, we will discuss an item of high value that has remained a "hidden treasure" for about a decade. Have you heard of the 'lab-grown' diamond? We're willing to bet that the term 'lab-grown' has conjured up negative images in your mind. The negative reaction has been the main reason this precious stone has been slow in gaining popularity. But, thankfully, this is changing.
Lab-grown diamonds are just as authentic as mined diamonds and make exquisite jewellery pieces like diamond rings in Chennai and many other places worldwide. At Khwaahish Diamond Jewellery, we have done much work featuring lab-grown diamonds.
It is time to bring this gem into the limelight and dispel myths about it.
Lab-grown Diamonds for Diamond Rings: How are they formed?
For all intents and purposes, lab-grown diamonds are exactly the same as natural diamonds. They are both great stones for diamond rings in Chennai and jewellery around the world. The main point they differ in is their point of origin and the resulting difference in value.
While the life of a natural diamond begins in the ground and is built over billions of years, the synthetic diamond is produced in the lab over several days to several weeks, depending on the process used and the size of the diamond required.
Lab-grown diamonds can be produced in two ways: the HPHT method, or the High-Pressure High-Temperature method, and the CVD, or Chemical Vapor Deposition process. In both methods, a "starter seed" is involved and subjected to an environment similar to the natural environment in which a diamond is created.
The HPHT or High-Pressure-High-Temperature method uses high pressures and temperatures in a sophisticated machine container to condense carbon particles around the starter seed, forming a diamond when the compound is carefully cooled. CVD essentially uses an HPHT diamond starter seed heated to high temperatures. Carbon-rich gases are then introduced into the chamber and ionised to form a plasma. A chemical reaction ensues, molecules are broken down, and pure carbon adheres and slowly crystallizes around the starter seed into a pure diamond. After this the diamond can be used to create exquisite solitaire rings and diamond jewellery.
Advantages of Lab-grown Diamonds Over Natural Diamonds: What Should I Choose for My Diamond Rings?
When you consider that the lab-grown diamond is the same as a natural diamond, the following benefits will work for the lab-grown stone's benefit.
- Lab-grown stones look exactly like natural diamonds.
This point is a great advantage. The Gemological Institute of America has certified that the lab-grown diamond shares the same chemical and physical properties as the natural diamond. It is not, in any way, a fake diamond like cubic zirconium. So you can confidently choose a lab-grown diamond from the Khwaahish Diamond Jewellery collection for your diamond rings in Chennai.
- They give you the same spectacular shopping experience.
Since the physical and chemical properties of the lab-grown diamond are the same as that of a natural diamond, it will give you the same characteristics in terms of cut, clarity, and beauty. So you can expect spectacular jewellery made from lab stones.
What's more, producers have a lot of control over the quality and size of the end product when they make a diamond in the lab. Because of this, you can customise your stone for hues and colours without breaking your bank balance. The same goes with size. Your diamond producer can scale up the size of your diamond to match your desires without you having to include an arm and a leg in your payment. It's easy to see why this stone is gaining popularity over its natural counterpart. Imagine customizing your solitaire rings with the diamond of your dreams! This is only possible with the lab-grown diamond.
In addition to quality and size, you make big scores in the 'cut' of your diamond when you opt for the lab-grown category. When a jeweller works with a natural diamond, their highest concern is to preserve as much of the original as possible to maintain a certain carat weight and reduce as much wastage as possible since they are working with something so expensive and rare. In this case, you might end up with an unimpressive cut of the diamond. The lab-grown diamond will not face this problem since costs are lower and there is so much control in the production and sourcing process. So you can bet on a spectacular cut without worrying about losing carat weight with a lab-grown diamond. When planning your shopping experience for diamond rings in Chennai, choose the Khwaahish lab-grown diamond for a solitaire that is perfectly cut, or a ring that you design yourself!
- They are sourced ethically.
Since these diamonds are created in labs, the chance of unethical production means is considerably reduced. Diamonds have been steeped in controversy for several decades, and the ethically produced lab diamond may be the answer to it.
- The production process is more eco-friendly and sustainable.
Mining natural diamonds create environmental havoc. Every part of the process, from digging up the earth to extracting the stone, negatively impacts the land, air, and living organisms in those environments. The lab-grown diamond scores over the natural in this case as well. These precious stones are produced in a contained lab environment without harming the environment outside. Choose lab-grown diamond rings for guilt-free jewellery!
Lab-grown vs Natural: Why The Cost-difference?
As experts would state, the lab-grown diamond is the same as the natural diamond in every factor except value. This is another reason many people turn to synthetic diamonds for their jewellery needs. There are many reasons for the lower cost of the man-made diamond. Chief among them is the source or origin. While natural diamonds go through a formation process spanning millions and even billions of years, a synthetic diamond can be made in several weeks, bringing their costs down significantly. Lab-grown diamonds are therefore easier to come by and thus cost less.
Additionally, the shorter supply chain from factory to store also reduces overhead charges, lowering costs.
With all these advantages, the lab-grown diamond is a definite winner in the diamond field. It is time to lay aside our worries about this pure gem and give it the place it deserves. Invest in your 'forever' lab-grown diamond today! Come to Khwaahish Diamond Jewellery for trendy diamond jewellery created with ethically sourced, eco-friendly diamonds and natural diamonds!