Diamonds are truly a remarkable thing. Can you believe that stunning, prismatic colposcope of colours is made up purely of carbon? Truly a recipe that only mother nature could make, or is it? Throughout history we have been inspired by nature, and in one form or another, replicated its bewildering array of miracles to create our very own phenomena. Now after admiring one of nature’s masterpieces, the diamond, that’s been in the works for over 900 million years, we have finally been able to understand those mysteries, learn those lessons and master the techniques to create our very own.
Cultured, by definition, means grown or made under controlled conditions. Cultured or more commonly known, lab-grown diamonds, are exactly that; authentic diamonds cultivated under perfectly controlled conditions. By using cutting edge technology, we have been able to completely replicate the natural growing process in a wonderfully sustainable manner.
How are they made?
Taking the only ingredient, pure carbon, and emulating earths method of High Pressure - High Temperature (HPHT), bring it up to a temperature of 1,205 degrees Celsius, add around 727, 000 pounds per square inch of pressure, and in approximately one month’s time, a rough diamond crystal is born!
The really fascinating thing is how in both processes, by nature and in a lab, a truly unique, one of a kind, organic rough diamond crystal is the result. With that seemingly uninspiring, contorted crystal, a master diamond cutter will transform that rough rock into a spectacular prism of colours we so proudly get to present to our loved one to cherish for an eternity. This gives the saying “a diamond in the rough” an entirely new appreciation.
Whether it's found in the ground or cultivated in a lab, the principles are the same. A physically, chemically and optically identical diamond. It is up to you, to make that diamond evoke a connection that will last forever. ALL diamonds are forever.