The History of Synthetic Diamonds

The history of synthetic diamonds began with curiosity. Ever since we discovered the chemical composition of diamonds in 1797, humanity was fascinated with the idea of synthesizing its own pure carbon gem. Aside from its beauty, diamonds have many practical uses, and the ability to make your own from scratch seems like a dream come […]

Fluorescent Synthetic Diamonds – Why Do Diamonds Glow?

Did you know that diamonds glow in the dark? Well, some of them, anyway. As it turns out, some diamonds have something called fluorescence, which lets them glow – but only sometimes. Fluorescence may not be one of the 4 C’s (which I’ve discussed in an earlier post), but there’s a lot of controversy surrounding […]

The 4 C’s – What Makes The Best Synthetic Diamonds?

If you’re looking for the best synthetic diamonds – or gem-quality diamonds in general – it can be pretty difficult to figure out what you’re supposed to be looking for, especially if you’re looking at a diamond’s grading report. How big is a carat? How do I interpret the proportions of the diamond? What in […]

Diamonds: The Real, the Fake, and the Synthetic – Do You Know the Difference?

If you’re looking to buy an engagement ring, chances are you’re in the market for diamonds. Upon seeing the prices, though, you might be tempted to look into some different options. Maybe the diamond just needs to be smaller. Maybe she won’t mind if there isn’t a diamond at all. Does she really need a […]

Synthetic Diamonds: How Scientists Grow This Game-Changing Gem

Ever since De Beers popularized diamond engagement rings in the early 1900s, engagement rings have been an especially pricey investment. Originally, the man was expected to spend an entire month’s salary to buy the ring. With time, this expectation grew to two months. Today, some even claim it’s three. Is there a way to get […]