What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

As the demand for ethical and eco-friendly products continues to rise, so too has the interest in lab-grown diamonds. In this post, we'll delve into what exactly lab-grown diamonds are and why they're becoming so popular.

How Lab-Grown Diamonds are Made?

Lab-grown diamonds are created through two main processes: High-Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

In the CVD method, a small diamond seed is placed in a sealed chamber with a gas mixture containing carbon, typically methane, and hydrogen. The gas is then ionized, creating plasma that breaks the molecular bonds in the gas and deposits carbon atoms onto the seed, gradually building up a diamond crystal. 

High-Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)

The HPHT method, on the other hand, involves placing a diamond seed in a high-pressure press along with a carbon source and a metal catalyst, and then heating the mixture to temperatures exceeding 1,500 degrees Celsius. This causes the carbon atoms to bond with the diamond seed and form a larger crystal. Both methods result in the creation of high-quality, gem-grade diamonds that are nearly chemically and physically identical to those found in nature. 

Differences between Lab-Grown Diamonds and Natural Diamonds

While lab-grown diamonds share many of the same properties as natural diamonds, there are some differences in their physical, optical, and chemical properties. For example, lab-grown diamonds may have slightly different crystal structures or inclusions due to the differences in their growth process. These differences can impact the value and cost of the diamonds.

The Benefits of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds appeal to individuals that prefer a product that is not a result of mining as is the case with natural diamonds. Although they can be created using renewable energy sources, they require significant electrical energy to produce. Some individuals choose Lab-Grown diamonds because they feel there is less issues with geo-political considerations with an internationally sourced gemstone. If that is a reason for choosing a Lab-Grown, then be sure to ask your jeweler if their diamonds are made in the U.S.A. Most significantly, lab-grown diamonds are often less expensive than natural diamonds, making them more accessible to a wider range of buyers. They also offer more customization options, as they can be made in a variety of colors and sizes. 

The Future of Lab-Grown Diamonds

The lab-grown diamond industry is still relatively new, but it's rapidly growing. As technology continues to advance, more and more people are excited to see the production of lab-grown diamonds become even more efficient and cost-effective. There may also be further developments in the types of diamonds that can be grown, such as larger and higher-quality diamonds. 


In conclusion, Impress Jewelry Creations is proud to offer lab-grown diamonds as a responsible and sustainable option for customers looking for high-quality diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds offer many benefits, such as environmental considerations, cost savings, and customization options. While there are some differences between lab-grown and natural diamonds, it's encouraged to make informed decisions about which type of diamond is right for you.

As the lab-grown diamond industry continues to grow and evolve, Impress Jewelry Creations is committed to staying at the forefront of this exciting technology. They are dedicated to providing their customers with the latest and greatest in lab-grown diamonds and ensuring that they have all the information they need to make informed decisions.

If you're interested in learning more about lab-grown diamonds or want to explore the possibility of purchasing one, Impress Jewelry Creations is here to help. Feel free to browse our stunning collection of Lab-Grown diamonds here: https://www.impressjewelers.com/apps/diamondtools/diamondtype/navlabgrown. You can also contact them through their website, https://www.impressjewelers.com/pages/contact, or make an appointment at https://www.impressjewelers.com/pages/book-appointment. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect lab-grown diamond for your needs and budget.