LUXURY AT ITS KINDEST.
Let's get right to the point: lab-grown diamonds are no different in composition than mined diamonds.
Period—end of story! They are just as pure (made entirely of crystalline carbon) and equally exquisite. Not even an expert gemologist is able to tell the difference. But there IS one difference: Lab-grown diamonds are far less destructive to acquire. We don’t displace entire communities, fund guerilla wars in Africa and/or exploit child labor. If, like us, you draw inspiration from the beautiful, modern, pure and human, we have you covered.
WHAT ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS, AND HOW ARE THEY MADE?
Our lab-grown or CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) diamonds use the same high-temperature, high pressure processes found in nature but in a controlled environment. Thanks to continued technological advancements, the gems can be forged using a fragment of a diamond and replicating what happened in the Earth's crust more than a billion years ago. Here’s a breakdown.
THE CVD DIAMOND CREATION PROCESS
- It starts with a "seed" or a thin diamond fragment
- It gets sealed in a chamber filled with carbon-rich gas
- The materials get heated to around 800° C
- The gas begins to bond to the "seed" and form a diamond, atom by atom
WHY LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS ARE LESS EXPENSIVE THAN MINED DIAMONDS?
Lab-grown diamonds are less expensive than mined diamonds for one simple reason: there are way less intermediate in the chain process. Just to get the diamond out of the mine, we can count from 10 to 15 people who will all take a cut on each transaction.