What are lab grown diamonds?
Lab grown diamonds (also called lab created, man made, engineered, synthetic or cultured diamonds) are in fact chemically, optically and physically identical to earth mined diamonds, but are more ethical, beautiful and affordable than any diamond one will ever get out of the earth. We’re replicating the earth’s natural process by crystallizing carbon in a modern-day lab environment into brilliant diamonds that are priced up to 40% less, and are free of any environmental or humanitarian concerns.
How are lab grown diamonds made?
Grown diamonds are made using one of the two ways – either through High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT), or through Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). The majority of K. Damodar Impex’s diamonds are grown using CVD which has been the most successful method in producing higher quality diamonds.
Are lab created diamonds real?
Yes! It’s a fact that lab created diamonds are real diamonds, identical in every way (but the price!) to mined diamonds. Not to be confused with cubic zirconia, moissanite, or a “look-a-like” diamond, lab grown diamonds are 100% pure crystallized carbon. Think of it as making ice in your modern-day freezer versus getting it from a glacier; both are frozen H2O regardless of the origin. We are crystalizing carbon into stunning rough diamonds that are then cut, polished and graded just like earth mined diamonds. Lab created diamonds carry the same optical, physical and chemical properties. They have the same refractive index, dispersion, and hardness, and are graded to the same standards as mined diamonds by leading independent gemological institutes including IGI, GIA and GCAL.