Lab Grown diamonds, also known as Lab Created diamonds or man-made diamonds, are diamonds that are grown in a laboratory and mimic the way that natural diamonds are formed below the earth’s surface. Pure carbon seeds are placed in a microwave chamber and the chamber is filled with gasses that contain carbon in them.
The heating process causes the carbon to separate in the gas and creates small carbon droplets which fall onto the pure carbon seed and in turn makes the seed grow larger. Once the process is finished after a few weeks, the stones are then cut and polished. The diamonds that are produced are optically, chemically, and physically identical to mined diamonds. Laboratory Grown diamonds are significantly cheaper than natural diamonds.