Futurae Diamonds was born out of a love for what is yet to come, a sustainable luxury jewellery brand passionate about change. Believing in sustainable heirlooms and creating and designing beautiful jewellery pieces that contribute to our world in a positive way.
There are often misconceptions when it comes to lab-grown diamonds, however their rapidly growing popularity as a more sustainable, ethical and affordable option has ignited a surge of jewellery brands who now offer them as an option, or who use them solely in their designs. Futurae Diamonds is one of those jewellery brands leading the way, with a gorgeous range of engagement and wedding rings as well as earrings, bracelets and more, all designed using lab-grown diamonds.
We’ve put together a few quick facts on lab-grown diamonds below, and once you’ve read them, make sure you enter our Futurae Diamonds giveaway HERE to be in to win a 1 carat lab-grown oval solitaire diamond ring, valued at over $5000.
Lab-grown diamonds are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments.
These laboratories use processes that replicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally grow when they form beneath the Earth’s crust.
They are made of the same material as natural diamonds.
Lab grown diamonds are grown from tiny carbon diamond seeds of pre-existing earth diamonds. This seed is then placed inside a low-pressure chamber which gasses and energy are pumped into. Carbon molecules (the primary molecule of diamonds) rain on the seed, layering on top of it and fast-tracking the natural crystallisation process.
Lab-grown diamonds are physically and chemically identical to earth mined diamonds.
They exhibit the same physical, optical and chemical properties and are polished and cut in the exact same way. A diamond is a diamond whether it’s mined from the earth or created from the lab.
The only difference between lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds is their origin.
Natural diamonds are formed over millions of years deep within the Earth’s mantle, while lab-grown diamonds are created in a matter of weeks or months in a controlled laboratory environment. Generally it takes around 4 weeks to grow a 1 carat lab-grown diamond.
The lab-grown process uses less water and energy to generate the diamond compared to earth mining.
It takes considerably less water and energy to grow a diamond in a lab than it does to dig it out of the ground.