Lab Grown diamonds, also known as Lab Created diamonds, Cultured diamonds or man-made diamonds, are diamonds that are grown in a laboratory and mimic the way that natural diamonds are formed below the earth’s surface. Pure carbon seeds are placed in a microwave chamber and the chamber is filled with gasses that contain carbon in them. The heating process causes the carbon to separate in the gas and creates small carbon droplets which fall onto the pure carbon seed and in turn makes the seed grow larger. Once the process is finished after a few weeks, the stones are then cut and polished. The diamonds that are produced are real diamonds which are optically, chemically and physically identical to earth mined diamonds.
These diamonds are sure to be conflict-free and cause no harm to the environment. Earth mined diamonds can come from various sources and are hard to trace their origins, therefore not always knowing if the diamond has originated from a conflict-free area. Earth mined diamonds involve alot of digging, machinery that causes pollution and the destruction of the environment. With Lab Grown diamonds there is no harm to the environment as the diamonds are grown in controlled laboratory conditions.