Explain the History of Diamonds

People are always searching for diamonds and always looking to learn more about them. There are many misconceptions about diamonds and their history. So, what is the story of diamonds? Let’s start with the most obvious fact: They are made of carbon. That’s the very thing that makes them valuable. All diamonds are created by the high pressure and temperature of volcanic eruptions that expel carbon from the ground and into the atmosphere. The carbon eventually falls to earth and creates diamond crystals, which are formed from the carbon’s molecules, creating the hardest material known to man.


What is Lab Grown Diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds that have been created outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. They are usually grown inside of a lab instead of mined. There are still two main lab-grown diamonds: Hydrogen Isotope Replacement (HIR) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Synthesis. HIR diamonds are grown by placing water in a reactor with a radioactive isotope called Uranium-235 and a non-radioactive isotope of hydrogen called Deuterium. This process creates a diamond called a Deuterium-Hydrogen Bonded (DHB) diamond. CO2 Synthesis is the same process, but this time the carbon is produced with CO2 instead of water. This process creates a diamond called Carbon D.



What are the Benefits of Choosing a Lab-Grown Diamond?

When choosing the right diamond for your engagement ring, you can choose from natural or lab-grown diamonds. You might be surprised to find out that both of these precious stones are equally beautiful.

While there are a few benefits you should know about embracing a lab-grown diamond, it really comes down to your one-of-a-kind situation.

For anyone looking to buy lab-grown diamonds or engage in any other type of gemstone ring setting, price is usually an important factor. If you want to know more about what to look for in a lab-grown diamond, read this article.

Human-grown diamonds are a fraction of the cost of natural diamonds.

In this sense, lab-grown diamonds offer more people the same visual experience with no compromise. Lab-grown diamonds have an equal, if not superior, visual experience.

When talking about lab diamond engagement rings, it will allow people to splurge on well-crafted designer settings, that they could not afford before, because so much of their budget was consumed by the high cost of the diamond center stone.

The decision to invest in a “respectably sized” natural diamond center stone often requires couples to compromise on the quality of the diamond or the ring’s craftsmanship.

In addition to their larger sizes, lab-grown diamonds are often more durable, because they’re made from diamond that was never exposed to the atmosphere. You get a chance to have a greater size, and not compromise on quality or stick to your budget.

Natural diamonds are usually more affordable than synthetic alternatives. But lab-grown diamonds are definitely a viable alternative for the lower end of the spectrum.



There are Some Positive Elements about Lab-Grown Diamonds

  • They are much cheaper than diamonds and even though their resale value is nonexistent, at least you don’t have to put down as much money for a larger size. 

  • Lab diamonds are great for industrial purposes. The Mohs ranking is high and they are great for drilling etc…
  • Lab-grown diamonds are better for the environment than earth-mined diamonds.



Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Real?

Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds. Atomically, optically, and physically. Most people believe fake diamonds are fakes, but they aren't. They're real diamonds - just born of a different source.

I think natural and lab diamonds fit different consumer belief systems.

There are two excellent choices for different reasons.

Both options are equally brilliant, beautiful, and have a rich feel to them.

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to picking a stone, and it's a decision you make as a personal choice that should not affect your experience at Trendolla.

August 10, 2022 — Erica Zheng

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