What are lab-grown diamonds?

What are lab-grown diamonds?

If you’ve ever spent an evening staring adoringly into your partner’s eyes as they gaze back looking equally as smitten, you might have a few questions about the origin of the sparkle in their eyes. You might wonder if they are real or perhaps if they are just another mall-bought imitation. Well, we’re here to tell you that lab-grown diamonds are REAL and they’re even better than the natural ones!

What are lab-grown diamonds?

Unlike synthetic diamonds, which contain impurities and are made from toxic materials, laboratory-created diamonds are made from pure carbon in a cubic crystalline form. The only difference is how they were created. Natural diamonds form below the surface of the earth over millions of years, whereas lab-grown diamonds can be created in a lab over a period of a few weeks. Martivera diamonds start with an ultra-pure diamond seed that’s placed in high pressure/high temperature chambers to grow into a diamond.

Are lab-grown diamonds real?

Yes! Laboratory grown diamonds share an identical chemical make up to natural diamonds, both consisting of pure carbon in a cubic crystalline form. 

Different ways to create Lab-Grown Diamonds

There are two ways to create lab-grown diamonds: thru chemical vapor deposition or thermal growth. In chemical vapor deposition, carbon is heated until it begins to glow red then placed into a container with a thin film of another material inside. The carbon atoms spread out across the surface and begin forming layers, eventually creating one large single crystal that forms an exact duplicate of the original diamond seed. Thermal growth uses an electric current to lower the temperature at which carbon crystallizes, crystals then form much more slowly and grow around metal or plastic grains added during this process—the end result is a full diamond without any flaws that can be cut, faceted and polished.


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