Frequently Asked Questions About Lab Grown Diamonds
1. What are lab grown diamonds?
Lab grown diamonds are diamonds that have been created in a laboratory environment, as opposed to being mined from the Earth. They possess the same physical, chemical and optical properties as natural diamonds.
2. How are lab grown diamonds made?
Lab grown diamonds are created using two different methods: high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
3. Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds?
Yes, lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. They possess the same physical, chemical and optical properties as natural diamonds.
4. How can you tell if a diamond is lab grown or natural?
The only way to definitively tell if a diamond is lab grown or natural is to have it assessed by a certified diamond grading laboratory.
5. When was the first lab created diamond made and by whom?
In 1954 GE created the first confirmed lab created diamond under a project codenamed "Project Superpressure" after over 150 years of scientists racing to figure it out.
6. Are lab grown diamonds ethical?
Many people believe that lab grown diamonds are more ethical than natural diamonds because they do not require mining, which can have negative environmental and social impacts.
7. Do lab grown diamonds come with certificates?
Yes, most lab grown diamonds come with certificates from certified diamond grading laboratories.
8. How do I care for my lab grown diamond?
Lab grown diamonds should be treated the same as natural diamonds when it comes to care and cleaning. Avoid harsh chemicals and ultrasonic cleaners, and instead opt for gentle cleaning with warm water and mild soap.
9. Can lab grown diamonds be used in jewelry?
Yes, lab grown diamonds can be used in all types of jewelry, including engagement rings, wedding bands and other fine jewelry.
10. Where can I buy lab grown diamonds?
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