Last updated on October 18, 2019
Traits of a Diamond!
We have discussed a lot on deciding the right diamond ring for you. We even explored what things you must keep in mind while buying Jewellery. However, today we will talk about this precious metal. Yes, the reality which usually stays unnoticed from the layman’s eye.
In this blog, we will comprehend the natural face of this metal, natural VS human-made(synthetic). To give you a basic idea about what we are talking today, we’ll start with a decision made by
the Federal Trade Commission. According to FTC, now synthetic or human-made diamonds will also fall into the same category. Although, there are some differentiation like ‘synthetic’ or ‘man-made.’
Human-made diamonds are two different products catering to several markets across the globe. Both of these are significantly different in several ways like physical make-up, growth structure, heritage, value, and rarity!
These are one of the oldest and exquisite of nature to the human race. They formed deep down the earth surface billions of years ago. They are hard to find and tough to get not only this, the fact of the story is that the “YOUNGEST” to be discovered is a million years old. During our recent research, I read that these are in existence since the time of the Ancient Greeks. according to Greek mythology, cupid’s arrows were dipped in diamonds.
Lab-Grown or Man Made Diamonds
While natural ones take billions of years to form, synthetic diamonds can be produced in factories over a time span of a few weeks. Synthetic ones are usually produced in Asia and surrounding geographies. I have often heard that even gemologists can’t tell the difference between these two kinds. However, with the right equipment, it is possible to notice the difference.
The artificial ones are produced in a set environment limited to machinery and thus they can be produced in countless quantities. Producers of these lab-grown metals have tethered their pricing standards to that of a naturally found one. However, there are exceptions, right!
The line between these two kinds is getting thinner eventually. Many buyers across the world are unsure and misled about what they are buying. The best thing is to have clear knowledge before you make a decision to buy. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has banned a few associations which were found selling artificial metals in the place of natural ones. We usually prefer buying products certified by Diamonds and Gems Lab of America (DGLA).
When you choose a diamond, keep these things in mind and observe carefully what you buy.