A common question asked by customers is why lab grown diamonds
, despite being superior in every aspect compared to mined diamonds, still have inclusions. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind these inclusions and discuss the common types found in lab grown diamonds.
Why do lab grown diamonds have inclusions?
, same to natural diamonds, most of the times contain inclusions due to the intricate process of diamond formation. Despite advancements in technology, achieving a flawless diamond remains very challenging, as numerous factors need to be perfectly aligned during the process. These factors include a constant and even amount in temperature, pressure, and carbon crystallization.
The diamond formation process can very rarely be 100% perfect, as even a slight change in pressure, temperature, or carbon crystallization speed can lead to inclusions. To form a diamond, several factors must occur simultaneously, such as the precise amounts of heat and pressure necessary to form a carbon crystal that will eventually become a diamond. Additionally, crystals must bond together in a specific manner. Consequently, obtaining a flawless diamond is a rare occurrence.
Interestingly, lab grown diamonds tend to have fewer flawless specimens compared to natural diamonds. When manufacturers succeed in creating a flawless lab diamond, it is often sold to the laser industry. Flawless diamonds are in high demand there, as they are essential for meeting the technological requirements necessary for lasers to perform according to specifications.
Is there a significant price difference between flawless and near-flawless lab diamonds?
Yes, there is a significant price difference between internally flawless (IF) diamonds and those with very, very slight inclusions (VVS-1). As experienced gemmologists, we recommend customers opt for VVS-1 diamonds over IF diamonds. However if budget allows it and you want to spoil yourself or your loved one. Getting a D/IF Diamond will certainly do the trick.