Diamonds are forever, they’re a girl’s best friend and they’re also the most tangible symbol of longevity, love and commitment that is present in our modern world. Though we can thank the N.W. Ayer marketing group for their early work in popularizing the stone around the early 1900’s, an equally brilliant and lustrous diamond has emerged onto the scene since then which has radically altered both our pricing of diamonds and the way in which they can be procured. Cultured diamonds have not only made our stones more accessible to buyers but have also eliminated harsh working conditions in the process while possessing the added ability to infuse many coloring options along the way.
The very first cultured diamond that was able to be reproduced was created in 1955 after about a decade of joint research between the United States, Sweden and the Soviet Union. The two major methods of production include CVD and HPHT, with a third called detonation being introduced in the 1990’s that is not widely used due to its volatility. CVD (chemical vapor deposition) and HPHT (high pressure, high temperature) are currently the only types of cultured diamonds that we offer. In the past few years there have been major advancements in the size of HPHT synthetic diamonds, now being able to be created in over ten carats.
Costing about 20% to 30% less than naturally occurring diamonds, our lab grown diamonds offer a great pricing advantage. For those of us who are more conscious about the price, cultured diamonds offer a very attractive alternative indeed. Investing in cultured diamonds typically comes with an increase in clarity and carat weight for the same price. On top of this, cultured diamonds allow for on-demand coloring! If colors are desired, then we offer a glimpse into some common colors used today like yellow, blue, green, brown, orange and pink might just be in order.
Coloring aside, cultured diamonds are also eco-friendly as they don’t have to be imported from other countries. Instead, they can be grown and purchased right our area. Though all natural diamonds sold in America have stringent safeguards put in place to ensure that they do not have any conflicts tied to them, there can never be any questions about conflicts with cultured diamonds. This makes our cultured diamonds very equally suitable to natural diamonds purchased in America of the same cut and carat. They are cut into the exact same shapes as natural diamonds, and also fitted into engagement bands, earrings and necklaces in the same way as natural diamonds.
There are immeasurable comparisons between our cultured and natural diamonds, and most of the time our cultured diamonds are nearly identical to natural diamonds of the same clarity level. For those of us wishing to invest less in a forever piece, considering our cultured diamonds has been an extremely popular and viable option for many years which equally represents the longevity and beauty that diamonds hold.