Today’s world revolves around sustainability, so much so, every nook and turn of life is altered to give back to Mother Earth. The Millennials are adamant on mending ways to keep our environment away from cruelty and move towards care. The way of life has begun to embrace grace and gratitude, utility without destruction and procurement with no-guilt. Emphasizing on this gradual change, the diamond industry has also chosen its way of making lives shine without costing the environment. This new lifestyle involving no guilt and more smiles has now to do with the rise of lab grown diamonds’.
Ancient world was notoriously obsessed with diamond’s charm, beauty and allure. But the costs paid for this beauty was too high involving risking human lives, drilling through the earth, smuggling practices and more. More onto the good side, the world now found a solution much kinder, brighter and way progressive. The answer is Lab Grown Diamonds. The lab grown diamonds are mining free, extremely beautiful, quality assessed & assured and they hold market value. Peeking into the history of diamonds, the evolution of Lab-Grown Diamonds is a must-to-know element of history and future.
It all started 3 billion years ago when the Earth manufactured lustrous diamonds. Speaking of India, the first ever trade signs were noted back to 400 BC. More on the evolution of the lab grown diamonds, in 1400, diamond found its market in Europe where the elite of the community celebrated its grandeur. In the history of diamonds, the year 1477 holds its own importance, this year the first ever diamond engagement ring was proposed in the wedding of Archduke Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy. This continues to be the richest custom even in today’s weddings. 1977 was the year of scientific discovery, research suggested that diamonds were made of carbon. Extending on the discoveries made, attempts were made to replicate the structure of the diamond under lab conditions. However, this resulted in a failure. But in 1879, Scotland recorded the first ever successful relocation of diamonds in Lab-Grown conditions. This was attributed to the commendable research of James Hannay. The famous De Beers company dates back to 1888, established by Cecil Rhodes. In the year 1931, the Gemological institute of America was founded, followed by the General Electric’s diamond synthesis project in the year 1941. This project was however interrupted with disturbing events of the World War II and was therefore resumed in the year 1951 which was followed by a victorious result in the year 1954. By now, the world was familiar with the idea of the lab grown diamonds and was curious to seek its beauty. In the year 1954, the first ever batch of lab grown diamonds were made available using the process of high temperature high pressure commonly known to be the HTHP method. In 1962, the first DND (detonation Nano-diamond) was created, followed by the available of cubic zirconia in 1977, in 1993 the DND started to appear but were not so common and by 1998, Moissanite became available in the market. After the historic launch of lab grown diamonds through HTHP method, the Chemical Vapour Disposition (CVD) method made its way into the market in the year 2003. In the year 2018, the FTC dropped the term ‘natural’ from diamonds and declared that a diamond can be referred to as a diamond irrespective of how it’s made: either through mining or under lab conditions.
Today, the world famous, most-bought auspicious stone, ‘the diamonds’ are progressing towards a cruelty free environment with lab grown diamonds. The world is learning to make no discrimination by educating themselves with the characteristics of mined and Lab-Grown Diamonds.
Today, we urge you to make a responsible choice’ by replacing myths with facts, mined with lab grown diamonds and help build a sustainable and futuristic tomorrow for the generations to come and witness the beauty of a diamond and its allure.