In recent years, many diamond alternatives have appeared on the market, and in some cases, these “artificial” or synthetic diamonds look almost identical to natural diamonds. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing is how the future bride will feel that she will be offered a real engagement ring with a diamond, and not an artificial or synthetic diamond ring? If the bride is not interested (and some women are really fine with alternatives to diamond), there are other considerations, such as the value, durability and advantages of natural diamond compared to synthetic diamond.
Natural diamond is made from carbon and is the hardest natural substance known on earth. Natural diamonds are created over one to three billion years, at least 85 miles below the earth’s mantle under the natural conditions of very high pressure and high temperature. After the diamond was created in these underground conditions, it travels through molten rock to the surface of the earth, where it is mined, refined and turned into beautiful jewelry or used for industrial purposes.
Memorial diamonds from ashes are not natural diamonds, as they were either made or chemically modified. The improved diamond has been modified and processed to improve its appearance. Improvements may include crack filling, laser drilling, and high-temperature high-pressure machining, which may lead to cracking or discoloration in the future.
Benefits of Buying Memorial Diamonds
There are several advantages to buying a personalized engagement ring hair diamond. The first and most important thing that most women prefer to know is that the ring with which their future husband proposed is actually a real diamond engagement ring. The diamond itself is designed to personify love and devotion to each other throughout life.
Although some people believe that natural diamond looks as beautiful as a laboratory-grown diamond, in most cases it is not. One of the drawbacks of natural diamonds is that the process of their formation can lead to discoloration in the future or even to the appearance of cracks or visible lines. The longevity of a memorial personal diamond is unparalleled as the most durable material known to man.
Natural diamonds, which can be valued faster in value terms, include fancy colors such as canary yellow diamonds, which are considered an investment grade. If you want to make a big investment in a diamond, the rarest natural diamonds are red. Pink and blue are also considered more valuable in terms of value.
Durability and Certification
Natural diamond can be more durable than any other substance. Because they are rated on a Mohs hardness scale of 10, they are ideal for everyday wear. Since the engagement ring will be worn every day, in most cases, a natural diamond is the most obvious choice. They have survived billions of years and are the most durable stone that a woman could carry on her finger.
The disadvantage of synthetic and artificial diamonds is that they are not created naturally, and each process of their creation cannot accurately simulate the perfection of nature. In fact, non-natural diamonds have different inclusion profiles from natural diamonds. A GIA study shows that many of the inclusions (with magnification) look more like tiny black graphite spots. They are considered growth residues, according to the GIA. Synthetics also often do not mimic all natural diamond inclusions found, such as twin beams. Moreover, pricing is very opaque and very young — synthetic materials are unlikely to retain market or resale value, since the offer will actually become infinite. In fact, the price and value of synthetic diamonds is falling at a record pace.
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) was founded in 1931 and is considered a worldwide authority in the field of certified diamonds. The GIA is a non-profit institution that ensures the accuracy of each diamond report and discloses its origin (natural or not), the treatments that could be performed on the stone, and evaluates the diamond by 4 Cs — cut, clarity, color and carat.
The GIA is a leading authority in the diamond industry worldwide and is considered impartial. Finding GIA-certified diamonds weighing less than 0.20 carats can be difficult, but buying a GIA-certified diamond ring is one way to make sure you know exactly what you are buying. It can be very ambiguous how synthetics are classified or described.
Identification of natural and unnatural diamonds
The identification of diamonds is crucial. Non-natural diamonds, as a rule, have “tips” that can help you notice if they are real or not. First, they tend to have a brighter color. Gloss reflection is higher, but not in a positive way. They look smoother and reflect more colors, like a crystal. A spectrometer is a tool that can help in this matter. This can help determine the structure and patterns of carbon growth. Another interesting test is thermal conductivity. Diamonds conduct and react to heat. Most simulators or synthetics are not. In addition, a gem such as moissanite (a diamond simulator) will even conduct electricity, but a natural diamond will not. Simulators tend to have lower Mohs hardness than diamonds, which makes them more prone to chips or breakage. Their artificial creation can mean several inclusions of clarity or their absence (one of the cases when inclusions are good!). They are often colorless, so they look too white to be true. Finally, price is everything. If they are priced too well (part of the price of natural diamond), then you will have a signal that the diamond may not be natural. Eyes have a natural preparation for understanding synthetics. If you look closely, your eyes will naturally tend to diamond compared to a synthetic or imitation stone. Eyes have a natural preparation for understanding synthetics. If you look closely, your eyes will naturally tend to diamond compared to a synthetic or imitation stone. Eyes have a natural preparation for understanding synthetics.
At C Clarity we use only natural diamonds that are tested by GIA certified gemologists. We use equipment that is calibrated and measured to successfully distinguish between natural and unnatural diamonds. Our diamonds come with GIA certificates as an additional authentication. We also have an inexpensive version of laboratory diamonds, which are guaranteed to not conflict and have the same visual, physical and chemical properties as natural stone.
Chemical vapor deposition
Chemical vapor deposition: CVD is the latest simulator introduced in the diamond industry about ten years ago. It requires state-of-the-art technology and represents the biggest “threat to the natural industry.» The CVD process actually uses natural diamond particles to create or create a synthetic diamond (created in the laboratory). With a CVD machine, carbon gases are heated to extreme temperatures, causing the carbon molecules to decay, and then when the molecules evaporate, they slowly drip and bind to the seed diamond (a tiny version) in the machine, creating layer by layer until a larger diamond is formed. Today, when scientists improved this technique, they were able to remove the color in the diamond, as well as increase its size. In the early days, the color turned black or black with very small diamonds. it is white with 3 or more carats. Now it is difficult to distinguish natural from cardiovascular diseases. Professional testing tools and laboratory certification can easily tell the difference, but it is much more difficult to do with the inexperienced eye. Other methods include things like CVD diamonds can have rainbow fluorescence colors
Other common simulators include zirconium, white sapphire, and moissanite. These diamond alternatives are easier to identify and distinguish from diamond. They have properties that are not based on carbon and react differently to heat, electricity, color, brightness, weight, etc.
A natural diamond is considered a hallmark of what a wedding ring should be like to symbolize endless love between two people. A certified diamond that took billions of years to create will become symbolically more valuable and will become an investment in the long run.