Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, but they don’t grow on trees… or do they?
A group of Silicon Valley engineers is trying to outshine a woman’s most coveted object… the diamond.
Diamond Foundry is one of many companies “growing” diamonds. The company claims it can grow diamonds in a lab that are as high-quality as natural gems.
It takes just two weeks for hundreds of diamonds to be grown, weighing up to a carat or more each.
You might be wondering… how are these diamonds exactly made? The company first starts with a real diamond used as a seed crystal. Using extremely high heated plasma, they build more atoms onto this seed, layer by layer, until they have a diamond.
All the diamonds are grown in chemical reactors that reach 8,000 degrees Celsius… that’s hotter than the surface of the sun!
By contrast, synthetic diamonds are made in a lab. Man made and synthetic diamonds are almost identical… Even the cost!
Even if the diamonds are coming from the earth DO NOT expect a bargain. Foundry diamonds cost about 15% less than the real thing.
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Would you prefer the real thing… or can you even tell the difference?
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