GUEST POST - Is This the Future of the Diamond Industry? The Changing Face of the Sustainable Diamond Industry, by Ethical Jewellery
2nd December 2019
People are beginning to care a lot more about where their fashion comes from. That extends beyond clothing and perfumes. Ethical and sustainable diamond production has become a hot topic for consumers across the world.
One of the most effective means of resolving the problem has been the continued progression of the artificial diamond industry. These man-made gems are popular amongst both consumers and manufacturers alike. Costing less to purchase and create, they’re a viable solution to an increasingly puzzling problem. But how are they made?
- Small diamond seeds (extracts of pre-existing diamonds) are added to a growth chamber
- A ball of superheated gas is added
- The chamber reaches temperatures of 900-1,200 celsius
- Methane and hydrogen gases are added, sticking to the seed
- This causes carbon to form. The carbon grows on them for 3-4 weeks
- Seeds are continuously monitored during this period
- The diamonds are removed from the machine and shaped to look like cuboids
It’s not a quick process, but it is easy to replicate the look and feel of a genuine diamond, without the need to cause ethical or sustainability issues.
Interested to find out more? Be sure to check out a full resource on the topic, courtesy of Ethical Jewellery. Click here to view the full guide.
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