Lab-grown diamonds have the same eye-catching sparkle that naturally mined diamonds possess. Besides being affordable, they have a minimal environmental impact as they grow in a lab.
Many want to know if lab diamonds pass through the same tests that measure the quality of naturally mined diamonds. First of all, here are a few things about lab diamonds that you should know.
How Are Lab Diamonds Made?
Despite being considered natural, the traditionally mined diamonds form from a series of complex chemical reactions. Due to modern technology, technicians can now replicate these processes in a lab using unique materials and specialized equipment. The complex processes used to make the lab diamonds are:
- High-Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)
- CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition)
Will A Lab-Grown Diamond Pass A Diamond Test?
The internet is a vast resource for DIY tests to determine if a diamond is natural. Some of the suggestions that determine a diamond’s authenticity are:
- Checking the stone’s response to fog.
- Dropping it into water.
- Testing its reaction to UV light.
- Heating the gem.
However, the only way to ascertain your stone’s authenticity is to have it checked by a jewelry expert. Professionals will use a particular heat-resistant tester to check the diamond’s authenticity, since these gems are excellent conductors of heat.
For instance, jewelers use Electrical Conductivity to test the natural presence of nitrogen in the diamond. Since lab-grown diamonds are made using a more refined quality seed, they sometimes contain less nitrogen. It can result in a false negative. However, this does not necessarily mean that the lab-grown diamond isn’t real.
Regardless of the test result, lab-grown diamonds are identical to naturally mined diamonds in all aspects, so much so that to the naked eye, they are practically indistinguishable from earth reserved diamonds.
Since they are identical to the mined gems, lab-grown diamonds will be a worthy investment. The great thing is that you will get the shine, fire, and sparkle with no concerns over mining natural diamonds’ human and environmental impact. Nazar’s & Co. Jewelers have the best selections and cuts of lab-grown diamonds, which will be the perfect addition to your jewelry collection.