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Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds

By Chris Holdsworth | August 15, 2018

Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds Understanding the difference between imitation, synthetic and natural diamonds. By Chris Holdsworth All diamonds are formed from pure carbon. In fact diamond is the only gemstone that is an element. Carbon also forms other materials like graphite. But when the atoms of carbon are joined in a particular very rare and […]

Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds

By Chris Holdsworth | July 4, 2018

Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds Understanding the difference between imitation, synthetic and natural diamonds. By Chris Holdsworth All diamonds are formed from pure carbon. In fact diamond is the only gemstone that is an element. Carbon also forms other materials like graphite. But when the atoms of carbon are joined in a particular very rare and […]

A brief history of Synthetic Diamonds

By Chris Holdsworth | July 4, 2018

A brief history of Synthetic Diamonds From imitation gemstones to the synthetics of today, synthetic diamonds are now reality. By Chris Holdsworth The history of imitation and synthetic gemstones goes back to the ancient Egyptians.  They developed the technique of faience, an early form of glazed ceramic, to imitate coloured gemstones. Fast forward several thousand […]

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