Lab Grown Diamonds – An Introduction
What are Lab grown diamonds and how are they different from mined diamonds? One is produced in a laboratory setting using controlled environment and the other grows naturally under the earth’s surface. Lab grown diamonds are created within few weeks wherein the later grows beneath the earth’s surface for over centuries. Nevertheless, both the Lab grown and mined diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical. Lab created diamonds also known as man-made diamonds are nothing but actual carbon atoms arranged in the form that possesses the characteristics of a natural diamond structure. Simulants of the diamonds also known as moissanite, cubic zircons are diamond look-alikes but are not true carbon crystals.