What are Diamond Seeds?
Diamond growth can be initiated only when a pre-existing diamond seed or a sliver of diamond substrate is present for the carbon atoms to attach to and “learn” the diamond’s strong tetrahedral crystal lattice. The “seed” essentially serves as a blue print for the crystallization process as carbon atoms stack one-by-one on the carefully selected seed.
How are Lab Grown Diamonds Graded?
Lab grown diamonds are graded to the same carat, clarity, color, and cut specifications as mined diamonds and they can be accompanied by the same type of Diamond Grading Reports written by leading independent gemological institutes and certified appraisers.
Why is “Lab Grown Diamonds” the preferred term for man-made diamonds?
“Lab Grown” most accurately describes the man-made diamond production process in which the crystal structure is grown from the seed diamond. Lab grown diamonds are the result of an extemporaneous crystallization process rather than a synthesis of compounds. Lab grown diamonds are unequivocally diamonds with the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as earth mined diamonds.