An overview of lab created diamond engagement rings
The emotions attached to the engagement ring are unparalleled in the life of a woman. It is a ring, but not an ordinary one. Engagement rings catapult women to the league of wives from girlfriends! Surely, women do like to wear special engagement rings.
Thinking about getting diamond rings? How about lab created diamond engagement rings? They are ethical, more affordable and offer the same value as their natural diamond counterparts.
What is the difference between a lab created diamond and a natural diamond?
- The difference between a lab created diamond and a natural diamond in terms of the formation of the crystals. However, you cannot make out the difference. Only diamond experts can tell the difference with the help of specific and specialized tools.
- The differences don’t make a lab created diamond engagement ring inferior to a natural diamond ring in any way. The lab created diamonds have the same optical and chemical properties as the natural ones. Their shine is the same as the natural diamonds.
What is the high pressure high temperature (HPHT) method?
- Lab created diamonds are produced using the high pressure high temperature (HPHT) method. It is the most primitive method of diamond production.
- The HPHT method makes use of pure carbon particles that are subjected to intense pressure in a specially designed press. Before the process, the internal part of the press is heated to about 1400℉ and the carbon source is dissolved into the molten metal.
- This molten metal is then transported to the container where the diamond seeds are kept. The dissolved carbon precipitates on the seeds and gives rise to diamonds.
What is the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method?
- The chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method is used to produce high-performance and high-quality diamonds.
- Usually, in the CVD method, the wafer (substrate) is exposed to one or more volatile precursors that react and/or decompose on the wafer surface in order to produce the desired deposit.
- Also, frequently, volatile byproducts are also produced that are removed by using a gas flow through the reaction chamber.
What is the difference in the diamonds produced using the HPHT method and the CVD method?
- When it comes to hardness, diamonds produced using the HPHT method may be even harder than natural diamonds. This is why such diamonds are mostly used as abrasives in industrial scale. These are known as polycrystalline diamonds.
- Diamonds produced through the CVD method have a lower hardness as compared to even the natural diamonds. Nevertheless, diamond produced through this method are the most suitable for use in jewelry.
Why should you buy lab created diamonds?
- There are some arguments in favor of lab created diamonds that make them a better buy. Generally speaking, the natural and the lab created diamonds don’t have any difference in terms of their properties. If you are looking for engagement rings, lab created diamond engagement rings may even be better than the natural ones.
- The quality of the diamond, its shine, optical property, etc all depend on the perfection of the crystal. If the formation of the crystal is perfect, you get a perfect piece of diamond. You can rarely get a perfect crystal formation in natural diamonds.
- However, diamonds formed through the CVD are almost perfect in their crystal formation. So, you can get the ideal optical properties in the lab created diamonds.
- Lab created diamonds cost lesser than the natural ones. Therefore, you can get the piece of jewelry you desire at an affordable price without compromising on the looks as well the quality.
- Lab created diamonds are eco-friendly and are produced without exploiting labor. So, you can wear affordable, exquisite-quality diamonds that are also eco-friendly.