Man Made Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds


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The following article talks about the difference between CVD or synthetic diamonds and naturally mined diamonds. It creates a realistic impression of the two kinds of diamonds.


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Man Made Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds As we all know - Nothing shines as brightly as diamonds. This is not something people will choose to argue with. Yet for a long time now these rarely found stones have been extremely expensive for anyone but the rich ones to own. The reason for the diamonds to be rare is the process by which these gemstones are naturally created its creation is known to take hundreds of millions of years in specific conditions inside the earth’s crust. These diamonds are made by natural forces so deep inside the earth that the amount of pressure and heat that they’re subjected to make it impossible for anything else to survive. Humans can only get these natural gems when they’re naturally brought to the earths surface by volcanic eruptions. However thanks to the multiple advancements in science it is now possible for humans to create lab manufactured diamonds are every bit as good and beautiful as the natural ones. In fact these man made diamonds are so well made that only sophisticated chemical testing can differentiate between the created gems from the earth-mined gems. In fact the only way that gives away the difference is the tiny imperfections in the natural diamonds. The man made diamonds are absolutely perfect. Another key difference is that the natural diamonds are more expensive than the lab-grown or synthetic diamonds for obvious reasons. The creation of lab made diamonds takes a few weeks while that of the natural diamonds through geological forces takes millions of years. Honestly there’s nothing else that will distinguish them as in fact they are both diamonds that are equally beautiful and have the ability to leave you spellbound. Synthetic diamonds are manufactured through 2 major methods – the first method is called HPHT – high pressure high temperature method. This method is about reproducing the natural conditions that provoke diamond production. This is a widely used method thanks to its relatively low cost. It involves placing into a belt type of a press graphite dissolved into molten iron cobalt or nickel that act as a catalyst helping the dissolution of carbon and its eventual conversion into a diamond. This method is ideal for diamond making and not for jewellery making. Another method used by the lab grown diamonds growers to create diamonds under controlled conditions in a laboratory is Chemical Vapor Deposition CVD – primarily ideal for gem-quality diamonds owing to its ability to control the chemical purity and the ultimate qualities of the produced gemstone to a great extent. With the CVD method a thin wafer of diamond is placed into a special container. In the next step various gases are fed into the container and ionized to produce a plasma which later rains down onto the substrate. It then led to a diamond growing from the ground up. Man made diamonds have gained enough popularity in the last few years thanks to their explicit shine and beauty that replicate the natural diamonds. The simplest difference between these two types of diamonds is that the CVD diamonds are created through the technological advancements and the natural ones are created through the earth’s art. However the prior are more affordable and undeniably more approachable.