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Lab-Grown Diamond

The best thing out of it is: LGD only costs you a fraction of a natural diamond price point.

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Blooming on LGD-diamonds amid climate change crisis impact on natural diamond mining.

Since the industrial revolution and business growth across the globe, diamond has become one of the trademarks of success and prestige. When it comes to personal value, diamonds embedded in wedding and engagement rings make emotional feelings inseparable. So, what makes LGD-diamonds differ from commonly known as "natural diamonds"?

Before we come into in-depth discussions between them, let us talk about some fundamental features of a diamond. A gemologist expert grade a diamond based on a scientific point of view, while customers will look at it with bare eyes, which there is nothing wrong with that. Sparkling and bling-bling that attract the eyes make you willing to go deep into your pocket.

What is bling-bling, and how do we define that?

Let's talks about detail about bling-bling: brightness, fire, and scintillation.

It is simply how the diamond interacts with lights and reflects them into our eyes. Experts explain the bling of a diamond into three categories: brightness, scintillation, and fire. All the properties or so-called "light performance" should be judged on conditioned lighting with specific criteria to avoid biases.

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Brightness

Brightness is how many lights are reflected into our eyes from the diamond surfaces.

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Fire

A diamond fire describes when a white light dissipates into rainbow colors when it hits the diamond's facets; thus, facets work as a prism.

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Scintillation

When lights hit the facet's surface, movement or diamond's motion produces a play of light or sparkle. The last property, scintillation, is something that pleases customers’ eyes on daily wear.

Both LGD-diamonds (Lab Grown Diamond) and natural diamonds have the same “light performance.” The fundamental differences are how they are made. While natural diamonds are made 6000 meters below earth surfaces, manufactured diamonds are made in the laboratory with two well-known techniques: CVD and HPHT.

 

Both natural and artificial diamonds have the same properties including, refractive index, specific gravity, hardness, and chemical compositions. Explanation about CVD, Chemical Vapour Deposition, and HPHT, High-Pressure High-Temperature can be found in my YouTube video.

Another rising term in the market is “diamond simulant,” which is tricky since the term itself mentions “diamond,” but it is not. Simply put, simulants do not have the properties or chemical compositions as a diamond does. In addition, durability and value are nowhere near a diamond.

by: dr. Vincent, D.G