For thousands of years, diamonds were a symbol of love. After watching the movie “Blood Diamond” in 2007, I was confronted with the truth behind the formation of diamonds; how they are mined and produced made me realized that this process causes violence and even death. With neither fair pay nor workers’ rights, mines keep the workers under strict conditions that resemble slavery, without spare their lives. Blooded diamonds should not be the symbol of eternal love and prosperity.
Inspired by my disillusionment of the diamond industry, I started looking for fine substitutes to natural diamonds. CVD Ltd was formed to develop and sell high quality diamond alternatives. We offer superior products that are created in laboratories, with guilt-free conscience guaranteed. While you cannot distinguish between our diamonds and natural diamonds, you will certainly notice the difference in price; a lower price tag for a quality product that is consistent with being the symbol of love. Each of the CVD diamonds comes with a certificate of origin that guarantees that you will not take part in violence and death.
Our vision is to provide a guilt-free way for customers to continue enjoying the beauty and rarity of quality jewelry.
Diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Diamond is less stable than graphite, but the conversion rate from diamond to graphite is negligible at standard conditions. Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which originate from the strong covalent bonding.
Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth’s mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years Diamonds are brought close to the Earth’s surface through deep volcanic eruptions by magma, which cools into igneous rocks known as kimberlites and lamproites. Diamonds can also be produced synthetically in a HPHT method which approximately simulates the conditions in the Earth’s mantle.
Lab-grown diamonds are generally produced by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or high pressure high temperature (HPHT) methods.
Whether it’s an engagement ring, classic studs, a tennis bracelet, pendant, necklace, bangles or another style of elegant jewelry, lab-grown diamonds are the ideal choice for today’s savvy shopper.
Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to mined diamonds. The only difference is that they are produced above the earth in a matter of weeks, rather than deep down in the ground for centuries.
CVD Diamond LTD produces and sells rough diamond single-crystal cores that can be turned into brilliant gems for jewelry purposes. Our colorless diamonds are Type IIa, the rarest type. Additionally, our gemstones are more economical than mined diamonds, which makes it possible to get a larger, higher clarity stone and even save money with an equivalent quality stone.
When you buy a diamond grown in a laboratory, you can be sure that you did not encourage violence, murder and work under slavery conditions.
Diamond Lab not need to spend 100 tons of land and rock just to search for 50 Carat diamonds.
What Are Conflict Diamonds?
Conflict diamonds, also commonly known as blood diamonds, are stones that were mined in Africa under cruel conditions. These diamond mines are seized by warlords who oppose legitimate government. They use the profits from diamond sales to fund their war efforts. In some instances, hundreds of miners are killed when a mine is taken over, forcing women and children to work in the mines under unsafe conditions. Refusal to work or slow workers are punished by death or have their limbs amputated. The money gained from the sales of these blood diamonds are then used to further their war efforts by buying weapons, leading to a vicious cycle of violence.
Is The Diamond You’re Planning on Buying Conflict Free?
n you’re looking for an engagement ring, the old saying goes, “a diamond is a girl’s best friend.” Diamonds are believed to represent your marriage; they last forever and are apparently impossible to break. Unfortunately, due to the current state of how diamonds are mined, many women can find themselves looking down at their engagement ring and feel some guilt. The diamond on their ring might be a conflict diamond, carrying a dark history.