In the jewellery world, man made diamonds are fast becoming a hot topic. Trending for years now and finally gaining in popularity, man made diamonds represent an excellent alternative to natural diamonds for a number of reasons. If you aren’t yet sure if a man made diamond is right for you, this article is here to help.
How Are They Made?
One thing many people aren’t aware of is that man made diamonds are made via the exact same natural chemical process as real diamonds are. Deep within the earth, natural diamonds are formed when carbon in subjected to conditions of extreme pressure and heat. Over millions of years, a diamond is formed. Man made diamonds are made just the same way, but the heat and pressure is introduced to the carbon via a controlled scientific process in a laboratory, and the process only takes about six weeks. This is one reason they can be had for just a fraction of the cost of a natural stone.
How Can I Find a Good One?
Of course, just as all diamonds aren’t created equal, all man made diamonds aren’t either. Therefore, you’ll want to know how to judge them and pick out a good stone. Luckily, your existing knowledge of how to grade and judge diamonds will come into play here. The same classification system of the 4 Cs applies to man made diamonds just as it does to natural diamonds. That is to say, you can inspect the stone for its carat, cut, colour, and clarity, and if it meets all four of these standards in a way that makes you happy, then you can be sure that you have a quality stone on your hands that will continue to delight you for years to come. This is also a convenient way to directly compare a cheap man made diamond with its natural diamond counterpart!