According to Brillance.com, in their article about the history of diamonds they state the first ever diamond was discovered in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. Diamonds have been around since any of us can remember, it was not until the earlier years of 1954-1955 when the first lab grown diamond was created.
So, what is a lab grown diamond? Are they real diamonds? Why choose a lab grown, man-made diamond over one that was mined from the ground? Morgan’s is here to answer all of your questions.
A lab grown diamond, is just what the same states. A diamond grown inside of a lab, using a range of techniques.
“Typically a ‘diamond seed’, a very small part of a diamond, is used to grow a lab created diamond. These laboratories either replicate the high pressure and temperature found in the earth’s mantle where naturally-mined diamonds are formed, or they use super-heated gas to grow the diamond.” (Brillance.com)
Lab grown diamonds, are in fact real diamonds. Although, mined diamonds are often referred to as “natural” and “real” lab grown diamonds carry an identical diamond crystal structure as a mined diamond. Lab diamonds are too, real.
When choosing a diamond that is right for you, the choice is yours. Choosing a lab grown diamond will decrease your carbon footprint, as mined diamonds produce an annual carbon footprint equivalent to more than 600 million car miles. Here at Morgan’s Jewelers our lab grown diamonds are about 20-30% cheaper than the mined diamond. So if you are interested in saving the planet and your pockets, stop on in today and take a look at our exquisite selection hand picked just for you.