Lab-Grown Diamonds

What are laboratory-grown diamonds?

Laboratory-grown diamonds are REAL diamonds. They have essentially the same chemical, optical and physical properties and crystal structure as Earth-grown diamonds...in other words, laboratory-grown diamonds have the same DNA as Earth-grown diamonds and thus are real diamonds. They respond to light in the same way and are just as hard. The main differences between laboratory-grown and Earth-grown diamonds are where they grow and the length of time needed before harvesting can occur: one grows in the Earth over billions of years and the other in a laboratory in as little as 6 weeks. Think of it this way: laboratory-grown diamonds are like ice from your refrigerator, while Earth-grown diamonds are like ice from a glacier. They are both ice, although their formation stories and the age of each are very different.

How are these diamonds grown?

These diamonds are grown in a special capsule within a laboratory using high-pressure and high temperatures mimicking the natural process used to create diamonds grown within the Earth. This process requires a tiny piece of an Earth-grown diamond and it's carbon, in essence - the diamond seed, which is placed within the capsule’s chamber and over time, while being constantly under pressure and heat of temperatures between 1300-1600°C, the seed grows. The longer the diamond seed remains under these conditions, the larger the diamond will grow.