Actual lab-grown diamonds have continually provided the tantalizing prospect of creating the fantastic thing about true, actual diamond reasonably priced to jewellery lovers world wide. Sadly there may be nonetheless a big hole between typical media articles and the fact of what diamond rising labs can truly develop as of November 2009.
This text is thus designed to teach diamond patrons who’re inquisitive about buying an actual, lab grown diamond to make sure your expectations are real looking and perceive what’s and isn’t out there (and why). As well as, this text will help forestall you from being taken by unethical CZ sellers who promote their product as ‘lab grown diamond’ or ‘synthetic diamond’ when their product is definitely deceptively marketed CZ diamond.
Since our final article in 2007, there was minimal progress on bigger, lab grown white diamonds, although not for lack of effort by scientists. Shopping for a 2ct, actual gem grade, lab grown white diamond is presently about as possible as you encountering a unicorn…the fact is neither, as of November 2009, presently exist.
There are solely two labs which have publicly famous that they’re engaged on rising white lab diamonds for the buyer market at the moment. Whereas one lab has had a couple of as giant as 1ct, these have been uncommon occurrences and never readily reproducible so far. Even after years of analysis and energy, the everyday diamond produced is lower than.50ct, and infrequently the colour is beneath the everyday gem grade white mined diamond. The few which can be out there usually promote for a similar value as or greater than a comparable pure mined white diamond and wait occasions for bigger sizes (.75ct and better) can exceed one yr with no assure of if or when it is possible for you to to buy. Thus the fact stays that there isn’t a diamond vendor capable of supply lab created white diamonds on a constant, available foundation and in sizes over 1ct (as of November 2009).
Due to this disparity between provide and demand for actual lab grown white diamonds, there are nonetheless a variety of CZ sellers who run advertisements, possible even exhibiting subsequent to this text, proclaiming ‘Flawless Man Made Diamonds’, ‘Good Lab Created Diamonds’ or related false claims. These are unethical sellers peddling abnormal CZ below bait and swap promoting techniques. Their product shouldn’t be precise lab grown diamond (carbon), however somewhat CZ (cubic zirconium), a broadly out there simulated diamond materials that mimics the look of white diamond, however shouldn’t be actual diamond. Plain CZ has been out there because the 1980s and is nothing new to the jewellery market. The one twist is what number of sellers have succeeded in profiting from the shoppers data hole between media articles over-proclaiming the provision of actual lab grown diamonds, and the bounds of what actually is accessible in actual lab created white diamond.
Bigger, 1ct and better lab grown white diamonds will hopefully ultimately come to fruition, however for now, the market continues to be constrained by the intense problem of rising white diamonds in sizes fascinating to shoppers.