LAB GROWN DIAMONDS EDUCATION

All Star Carat and AllStar Diamonds are lab grown diamonds, examined and chosen with meticulous attention, so as to ensure that you only get the best out of the best.

Made ethically with zero compromises on quality, lab grown diamonds are a popular option in Singapore for engagement rings, wedding rings, and eternity bands.

What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

A lab grown diamond possesses qualities that are chemically, physically and optically identical to that of natural diamonds mined from the earth. The only difference between the two is the origin. A lab grown diamond, as the name suggests, is grown in a laboratory using state-of-the-art technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process.

Lab Grown Diamonds vs Mined Diamonds

As lab-grown diamonds possess the same chemical, physical and optical properties as natural diamonds mined from the earth, they are essentially the same as mined diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are graded by independent gemological laboratories that grade earth-extracted diamonds. Hence, lab grown diamonds undergo the same stringent grading procedure and criteria as mined diamonds. The only difference lies in their market price, as well as their origin.

How are Lab Diamonds Grown?

Through intense replication of heat and pressure conditions found on earth which causes the carbon to crystallize into a diamond. This allows new carbon crystals to build upon the diamond seed, creating a larger diamond. Star Carat Diamonds are grown using the Chemical Vapour Deposition process grows with the help of vacuum plasma reactors. The diamond seed is placed in a sealed chamber while hydrocarbon gas is injected into the reactor. It is then heated to approximately 800 degrees celsius, where the gases are ionised into plasma. High power microwaves break the molecular bonds in the gases, where the pure carbon precipitates onto the diamond plates before gradually crystallizing.

Benefits of Lab Grown Diamond

Mined diamond may be a celebration of Mother Nature's creation, but lab grown diamond is the more sustainable and environmental-friendly choice. Without the need for mining and extraction from the ground, one can now own a bigger and shinier diamond at lower monetary, humanitarian and environmental cost.

SHOP LAB GROWN DIAMONDS THAT ARE AFFORDABLE FOR ALL

For the same shine and brilliance, lab grown diamonds come at half or less than the price of their mined counterparts. Mined diamonds have a lengthier supply chain which requires the laborious process of having them mined, whereas lab grown diamonds forgo the mining process, requiring less labour and hence they cost lesser. Purchase a bigger and brighter diamond at a more affordable price.

From lab grown diamond eternity bands to a halo-shaped lab grown diamond ring for the most romantic wedding proposal, shop our range of lab grown diamond jewellery online or visit any of our stores islandwide today! 

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAB GROWN DIAMONDS VS MINED DIAMONDS

Lab grown diamonds are quicker to manufacture than natural diamonds, yet they possess the same visual characteristics and chemical structure. As such, they are graded using the same criteria as mined diamonds by independent gemological laboratories. The only difference lies in their market price, as well as their origin.

WHAT IS A LAB GROWN DIAMOND?

A lab grown diamonds are as real as natural diamonds mined from the earth. They are chemically, physically, and optically identical. The only difference between the two is the origin. A lab grown diamond, as the name suggests, is grown in a laboratory using state-of-the-art technology that replicates the growing process of a natural diamond.

HOW ARE STAR CARAT DIAMONDS GROWN?

Our Star Carat lab grown diamonds are grown through intense replication of heat and pressure conditions found on earth which causes the carbon to crystallise into a diamond. This allows new carbon crystals to build upon the diamond seed, creating a larger diamond. Star Carat Diamonds are grown using the Chemical Vapour Deposition process with the help of vacuum plasma reactors. The diamond seed is placed in a sealed chamber while hydrocarbon gas is injected into the reactor. It is then heated to approximately 800 degrees Celsius, where the gases are ionised into plasma. High power microwaves break the molecular bonds in the gases, causing the pure carbon to precipitate  onto the diamond plates before gradually crystallizing.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A STAR CARAT DIAMOND?

Mined diamonds might be a celebration of the creations of Mother Nature, but lab grown diamonds are a milestone of human advancement. Not only are lab grown diamond producers capable of growing different sizes, from melee up to your desired carat, but they also offer lab grown coloured diamonds with the cut that you want. 

Lab grown diamonds are environmentally-friendly as they are grown above the ground, resulting in no soil being moved in the creation process. Hence, they are less detrimental to the environment since it takes less energy to grow a diamond in a lab compared to mining and unearthing it from the ground. Ultimately, they also have a lower carbon footprint compared to mined diamonds.