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Ethical Diamonds are diamonds created in a laboratory. Ethical Diamonds are identical to geological diamonds and have exactly the same chemical, physical and optical characteristics.
Since Ethical Diamonds and geological diamonds are identical – both are diamonds with exactly the same characteristics – it is impossible to detect the difference, even by an expert using a microscope. Only very expensive laboratory equipment can detect the difference between the two.
Only a few gemological institutes like GIA and IGI can detect if a diamond is a created or a geological one. Every Ethical Diamond that we sell carries a certificate stating that it is a created diamond and is also laser inscribed with the certificate number and the words “Lab Grown” on the girdle.
The 2 most common ways to create gem quality diamonds are…
1. HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature process). This process imitates the way diamonds are formed in the depths of the earth. A tiny diamond crystal is put into a chamber with carbon in the form of graphite and a metal catalyst. Under enormous pressure and very high temperature the metal catalyst dissolves the graphite and the carbon atoms connect with the tiny diamond seed and grow into a bigger diamond. The tiny diamond seed can be an ethical diamond or a geological diamond.
2. CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition). In this process a diamond seed in a form of a square is put into a reactor with a combination of gases. With the help of a microwave gun the gases are heated until they become plasma (a state where the atoms are separated from one another). The free carbon atoms are then deposited onto the diamond seed, thus growing new layers of diamonds on top of the diamond seed. The diamond seed can be an ethical diamond or a geological diamond.
No. Ethical Diamonds are real diamonds in every respect. They have the same chemical, optical and physical properties. The only difference is that they are created by humans in a laboratory.
Geological diamonds come in many shapes and forms. Therefore the person who cuts the diamond has to adjust the cutting according to the irregularity of the crystal, thus yielding a very low percentage. However, by growing a diamond crystal in a desirable shape enables the cutter to get a very high yield. That is the reason why choosing an Ethical Diamond can achieve a larger diamond for your money.
The simple answer is NO. An Ethical Diamond is identical to a geological diamond in every way and will not change over the course of time.
Ethical Diamonds’ value goes hand in hand with the value of geological diamonds. The prices may fluctuate as with any product according to supply and demand.
Insurance companies will insure your Ethical Diamond jewellery in the exact same manner that they insure any other jewellery that you own.
NO, Ethical Diamonds are REAL diamonds that were created by man.
Ethical Diamonds are available in any colour and clarity that you would like to have. They start with D colour, which is colourless, all the way down to M coloured diamonds. They also come with fancy colours such as Fancy Yellow, Fancy Pink and Fancy Blue.
Just like any other diamond, Ethical Diamonds also come with all type of clarities. They start with IF (Internally flawless) and go down the clarity ladder all the way to eye visible inclusions.
Ethical Diamonds are available as small as 1 point and go up in size. Commercially today, you can get Ethical Diamonds up to about 3 carats.
Currently the world’s largest lab grown/created diamond is 10 carat.
You can clean Ethical Diamonds like you would clean any other jewellery that you own.
I.G.I (International Gemological Institute) and GCAL (Gem Certification and Assurance Lab) certify Ethical Diamonds. Every Ethical Diamond that we sell carries a certificate and is laser inscribed with the certificate number and the words “Lab Grown” on the girdle.
Ethical Diamonds are diamonds that were created in a laboratory. They are identical to geological diamonds and have exactly the same chemical, optical and physical characteristics as geological diamonds and will be appraised in exactly the same way.