Lightbox Lab Grown Diamonds
Introduction to Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamonds
Using state-of-the-art advanced technology, Lightbox can create laboratory created diamonds from scratch. These brilliant diamonds are just like their mined counterparts: chemically indistinguishable and identically luxurious. Their high-tech origins allow them to be absolutely flawless, both in appearance and environmental impact. These laboratory grown diamonds are also more affordable, too, granting the world a bit more shimmer and shine.
What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?
These are identical to their earth-minded counterparts, except for where they come from. As their name implies, these brilliant lab diamonds are carefully grown from “seed” in a laboratory. They are not “fake diamonds” like cubic zirconium or other diamond simulants, but are truly authentic in their chemical makeup and spectacular beauty. They are grown through a variety of state-of-the-art, highly tech-based methods that create the gem in a few weeks, rather than millions of years as per nature. This results in the gems to be more affordable, but it also ensures that they are of the highest quality and ethically sourced, unlike mined gems.
How Are They Made?
There are two ways that they are grown, each creating an authentic gem. The CVD method starts with premature lab-grown diamonds, also known as “seeds.” They are placed into a CVD reactor. A gas form of carbon, which makes up diamonds entirely, is then pumped into the machine at very low pressure. The gases heat up over several thousand degrees, causing the carbon to bond to the premature diamonds. Over time, this allows them to grow larger, one layer at a time. The HPHT method mimics the natural formation of diamonds, using state-of-the-art mechanical presses to inflict extreme pressure and high temperature on a diamond seed. Layers of carbon form on the seed, causing it to grow into a perfect diamond.
Lightbox's Carat Pricing
All our Lightbox lab-grown diamonds are priced at 800 USD per carat, or 1500 USD for our Lightbox Finest™ stones. Because each batch is produced to exact standards, this means Lightbox can transparently price each carat weight in a linear way. In natural diamond pricing, the price goes up exponentially when a larger weight is combined with high-quality cut, color, and clarity, as this increases the rarity of a stone. In lab-grown diamonds, this rarity is removed, meaning Lightbox can price stones in a more affordable way - no matter the carat weight. Come visit our excellent showrooms in Exton and Newtown Square.