Lab Created Diamonds

When looking for options in mens jewelry, you will find many. Lab created diamonds are an option that some environmentally and socially conscious people have turned to more and more.

With the recent rise in awareness of "blood diamonds", also known as "conflict diamonds", more people have searched for respectable jewelers who don't sell them or even sell lab created diamonds.

In nature, a diamond is born when for example, a tree is fried by a volcano and then crushed beneath the Earth's crust for several countless thousands of years. To produce lab created diamonds, these unique conditions are attempted to be duplicated in a controlled laboratory environment using highly advanced technological processes.

Once they are grown, cut and polished, these diamonds appear the same as natural diamonds and are in fact chemically identical to genuine conflict free diamonds

Lab created diamonds are developed using advanced technology with either a special deposition process or extreme heat and pressure, Many, if not most lab created diamonds are grown from small carbon seeds of pre-existing diamonds. Also, much like in nature, fancy colored lab diamonds are formed when tiny amounts of specific trace elements are present during the growth phase of the diamond. These synthetic diamonds are the real deal. And instead of the thousands of years it takes to create natural gems, they're grown by man in a mere matter of days.

In general they are visually, physically and chemically indistinguishable from actual nature-made diamonds. Produced by professional gemological equipment, lab diamonds are virtually impossible to tell from natural diamonds. These synthetic gems can only be identified with extensive testing using special equipment. Synthetic lab diamonds for sale should come with gem certs identifying them as laboratory grown gems.

It's worth noting the huge difference between lab created diamonds and fake diamonds. Synthetic diamonds are man-made gems consisting of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Fake diamonds such as moissanite and cubic zirconia are diamond knock-offs and aren't true carbon crystals in any form. Fake diamonds or simulants don't have identical physical and/or chemical properties as genuine diamonds and this is the reason fake diamonds sell at far lesser prices than lab diamonds.

Synthetic Diamonds Are Scarce But Real...

So, does this mean that you can head to your local jeweler and save a ton by choosing a man-made diamond? Not really. Why? Because they're not readily available to that extent and as such remain a small fraction of the diamond market. You could easily go into hundreds of stores and the jeweler most likely won't have a single one and may not have ever seen one. You can find retailers selling synthetic diamonds with a quick google search.

But even though they are scarce, they are respected like the naturals.

Even the highly esteemed Gemological Institute of America or GIA acknowledges and recognizes that these are real diamonds. "To say it's not diamond is really false," says William Boyajian, gemologist and GIA president. "It's just man-made diamond."