Diamonds Can Now Be Created In A Laboratory In Just A Few Weeks

Diamonds Can Now Be Created In A Laboratory In Just A Few Weeks

Producers of synthetic diamonds says they can now produce lab-grown diamonds in a just a few weeks.

Producers of synthetic diamonds claim these lab-grown diamonds are identical to the mined stones and more ethical.

According to them lab-grown diamonds are also around a third cheaper. In an attempt to disrupt the disruptors, established diamond companies, including De Beers, are now producing their own lab-grown diamonds.

Synthetic diamond (also known as laboratory-grown diamond) is diamond produced by a controlled process, as contrasted with natural diamond created by geological processes or imitation diamond made of non-diamond material that appears similar to diamond.

But, what is the difference between a lab-made diamond and a mined diamond? Nothing. From a value perspective, the difference is enormous. Also, from a chemical perspective, lab grown diamonds have the exact same chemical composition to that of a mined diamond.

Visual comparison of rough lab-created diamonds (left) and natural (right).