EX3 Lab Grown Diamond
What are EX3 lab grown diamonds?
EX3 Lab grown diamonds or cultured diamonds as the name suggests are created in a laboratory rather than being mined from the earth’s crust. Manufactured under highly controlled conditions and uncompromising supervision, these gems are in no way different to the ones that are mined. Over the last decade, man has been able to create technological processes that have helped us perfect the art of creating diamonds in laboratories that are physical, optically and chemically identical to the real diamond. The journey that starts from a seed of a pre-existing diamond turns into a beautiful sparkling diamond using advanced technological processes and extreme heat and pressure conditions.
Why choose an EX3 lab grown diamond?
The question is: why not choose one? Not only are they a great alternative to natural diamonds, but they are also produced in a safe environment with minimal environmental impact, unlike the natural diamond whose mining does irreparable damage to our environment. They exhibit the same optical, physical and chemical properties as a natural diamond. The best part? They offer excellent value and cost 30 to 40% less than a diamond that is mined from the surface of the Earth. Only very sophisticated testing can separate the lab grown diamonds from the mined ones. But you will notice the difference in your bank account.
A Common Misconception:
People often believe that lab grown diamonds are not real diamonds. We are glad to tell you that this is completely wrong. EX3 lab grown diamonds have the same carbon structure as a real diamond. While moissanite, white sapphire or cubic zirconia may look like a diamond, they are not true carbon crystals and can be distinguished by a naked eye. EX3 lab grown diamonds, on the other hand, are in fact real diamonds and have all the properties of a natural. These diamonds have even dazzled the skeptics. This is why they are almost impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds and only very sophisticated testing can separate the lab grown diamonds from the natural ones.
Look real, cost less
Because they are grown in controlled environments, they do not need to be mined and hence save you that cost while having a much lesser carbon footprint.Natural diamonds are quite expensive. EX3 lab grown diamonds are evaluated on the same basis as well that is the cut, clarity, color, and number of carats. A mined diamond for one carat costs about $5000 while a one-carat lab grown diamond costs about $3000. A fancy yellow colored diamond or a beautiful blue diamond costs up to $20,000 and $200,000 respectively.
A yellow and blue diamond grown in a laboratory cost about one-quarter and one-tenth of the price of a mined diamond. Their composition, properties and visual beauty are all the same. This way you can gift your loved one a rare diamond within your budget. Over the years, as its popularity grows, its prices have stabilized, and now buyers can get much better deals as well.
How are EX3 diamonds made?
The creation of these diamonds starts with a robotic laser that slices slivers from a chunk of real diamond to produce tiny wafers. They are five millimeters wide and a quarter millimeter thick. That is about the size of a human hair. The laser blackens the diamond, so it is then placed on a steel block for polishing. They use epoxy to keep it from sliding around. This epoxy requires an activator, so they brush it on it. Next, the chemical reaction causes the epoxy to solidify in seconds and firmly secure the silver on the block. This block is then screwed to a threaded rod that is attached to a metal arm.
The block and its diamond wafer is lowered onto a wheel that swirling with diamond grit. Weights are applied to press the diamond wafer into the grit. As the wheel spins, it creates the necessary friction to polish away the grime. A level confirms if the wafer is correctly positioned. The diamond wafer will now be gone from sooty to crystal clear, and now it’s ready to grow! A technician places several wafers on a special metal pedestal using a suction tool. The technician then arranges them in a uniform pattern, giving them ample room to expand as these lubbers of diamond are destined for bigger things. He lowers a metal chamber over them, and a pump injects hydrogen and methane gas. The machine heats them to thousands of degrees at just the right pressure.
The gases from plasma, which rains onto the diamond wafers and causes them to grow. After two weeks has passed, the diamond slivers have grown into stones at least ten times the original size. It is quite a spectacular transformation. But these diamonds are in the rough and need a lot of work to be done on them to sparkle. Epoxy is dabbed on the tip of a pointed steel rod called a dot, and the lab grown diamond is placed at its center. Then it is sent to the laser booth where the dot is gripped by a robotic arm. It turns it so that a laser can trim the lab grown diamond from all sides.
The process exposes the crystal clarity of the gem. The quality of the lab grown diamond is checked by a technician using a jeweler’s magnifying glass. The crystal is lowered into another polishing wheel similar to the one used for cleaning it when it was just a sliver. But this wheel actually contours the grown stone to give it classic diamond shape. This process brings out all its glittering facets. This entire process puts geology on fast forward as what takes tens of millions of years is done in a matter of just six to ten weeks.
Remember, EX3 lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. And by purchasing this diamond, you are not only making the one you love the happiest girl in the world without going bankrupt, but you are also saving the planet too! It can't get better than this!