As you begin your research into diamonds, you may come across the terms lab-grown, man-made or cultured diamond. These used interchangeably across the jewellery industry and are merely used to describe the scientific process involved in creating a diamond 'above-ground'. If you are considering a diamond for your forever-piece, we want you to be able to make the best decision based on facts, so that you can confidently pick the diamond that feels right for you.
So what is a cultured diamond? A cultured diamond is precisely that, a diamond. However, they are not created over billions of years within the Earth’s mantle, these diamonds are grown under highly controlled laboratory conditions that replicate the Earth's natural growth process of crystallising carbon. And it has taken almost sixty years to develop this specific technology to produce gemstone quality diamonds. This means each individual diamond crystal will have variation in appearance and grading, just like diamonds formed naturally. These are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds and exhibit the same visual properties of fire, scintillation, and sparkle.
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