There are a few reasons why it can be said that created gem-quality Diamonds are the rarest in the world. Created Diamonds make up less than 1% of the Diamond market. Most created Diamonds, just like mined Diamonds, are used for industrial purposes like drill bits, abrasives, and cutting or polishing tools.
On top of that, jewelry-quality created Diamonds are Type IIa. Less than 2% of natural Diamonds are of this type. Type IIa Diamonds have almost no impurities from elements like nitrogen and boron, the elements in natural Diamonds that make them yellow or blue. Type IIa Diamonds are what is referred to as “colorless”. Only recently has the technology for created Diamonds advanced to the point that the Type IIa can be made. Earlier technologies produced yellow Diamonds, and even blue ones. This is why the fancy colors of yellow and blue created Diamonds are more prevalent in the market.
Furthermore, the ability to control the necessary growth conditions for the length of time it takes to cultivate a white Diamond is what makes them the least available color. Conditions must be maintained at exact levels over an extensive period of time for the process to be a success. At this point in time, the largest that can be manufactured as a Type IIa colorless Diamond is roughly 1.5 carats. Larger sizes have been grown, but these are “near colorless” to faint yellow.
It cannot be stated categorically that there will be a breakthrough in the Diamond creating technologies that will allow for Type IIa Diamonds to be developed quicker, and with larger sizes becoming available. Created Diamonds have been part of the industry for over 70 years. Only in the last decade have they been able to come out colorless and in sizes over half a carat.
Thus, created Diamonds of Type IIa are the rarest in the world. They constitute only a very small percentage of the 1% that created Diamonds claim in the Diamond market.
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Although some attempts were documented in the late 1800’s, it wasn’t until the 1940’s when methodical research first began producing a breakthrough in the 1950’s at the Schenectady Laboratories General Electric laboratory. This is the first documented approach of growing a man-made diamond with a reproducible procedure. These diamonds were not considered gem quality but are recognized as the start of the process that now allows us to create the pure, real, laboratory diamonds that we have today.
Geological diamonds are burdened with irregular shaped crystals producing a loss of more than 50% of the carat weight. Creating a crystal in the laboratory into a suitable shape improves efficiency allowing the cutter to acquire a larger diamond. Laboratory diamonds are always Type IIA quality compared to only 2% of geological mined diamonds which can claim this coveted attribute and distinction.
The eco-conscious, socially responsible consumer is finally able to purchase an exceptional product with little environmental impact. The Excalibur Diamond is economically more affordable with superior quality than the Geological Diamond rendering it a great choice for many. The Excalibur Diamond is identical in physical, optical and chemical attributes as a Geological Diamond.
The Excalibur Diamond is held to the same standards as Geological Mined Diamonds but since it is created in a laboratory, it reduces the carbon footprint preserving natural resources for future generations. For those wanting an environmentally friendly exquisite diamond, the Excalibur Diamond is the perfect choice. Visit Miner’s Den to learn more.
The Excalibur Diamond is a real diamond grown in a laboratory duplicating the Geological process of a mined diamond compared to Zirconia (CZ), YAG, White Sapphire and others that are fake diamonds made to look like a real diamond. The Excalibur Diamond is identical to a geological diamond with the same physical, optical and chemical characteristics. Stop by Miner’s Den and learn the difference so you can choose the diamond that is right for you.