If you’re in the market for a new trendy men’s band in 2022, we have just the guide for you! Lab grown diamonds are popping up more and more lately, and they make the perfect choice to stand out. We’ll walk you through what they are, why they’re so great, what designers are using them right now to craft some of 2018’s most popular trends.
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What is a Lab Grown Diamond?
Lab grown diamonds are the same quality as mined diamonds, but they grow in a lab. They haven’t spent years being mined out of the Earth, and they don’t get passed around from person to person like a piece of jewelry. They grow in a growing tank and are cut before they’re set onto your finger.
The result is an affordable piece of jewelry that feels just as luxurious and sophisticated as the real thing. Lab-grown diamonds are designed to release more sparkle with every cut, so they look great when worn on any occasion.
How are They Made?
The first step in growing a lab-grown diamond is the creation of carbon (a compound made almost entirely of carbon atoms, which you might recognize as the building blocks for all living organisms). This is dissolved in a solution filled with acids, which dissolve the carbon and create a liquid. The liquid is then piped into a chamber that has been lined with diamonds, which absorb the carbon and grow at an accelerated rate. This process can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete.
How Did They Get Started?
Lab-grown diamonds first became popular in the late 90s. During this time, there was a wave of diamond industry advertising that caused widespread panic about the possibility of running out of diamonds. The diamond industry’s attempts to spark a buying frenzy for its products created such an effect that it inspired someone to try and solve the dilemma from another angle. How could we create more demand for diamonds so that we can keep mining them? This is when lab-grown diamonds were born.
What are Some Companies and Designers Currently Using?
Lab-grown diamonds are currently in use by many fashion designers and high end jewelry companies, including: Burberry, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. Many of these companies are able to produce their own laboratory diamonds for a small fee instead of paying for supplies from the diamond industry. For this reason, there are no more limits on the amount of lab-grown diamonds that can be produced.
What are The Benefits?
There are many benefits to lab-grown diamonds, but one of the biggest is that every time you look at them, they will sparkle more. Lab grown diamonds have a hardness close to that of mined diamonds, making them hard to damage. They also have a higher refractive index than mined diamonds and reflect light at a dramatically higher rate than those found in the Earth.
How Much are We Looking at Spending?
Lab-grown diamonds generally cost about the same price as a mined diamond. One of the biggest differences between the two is that the lab-grown diamonds only have one owner. Because of this, the market for them isn’t flooded with supply, so it is possible for their prices to rise and fall at similar rates to mined diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds are paving the way for a new generation of jewelry, and they could push us even further into the trend of sustainable fashion. Not only are they sustainable, but they’re also designed to lose less of their beauty over time. With all these facts in mind, it’s easier than ever to see why lab-grown diamonds are slowly replacing traditionally mined diamonds.