Lab-made diamonds, according to the companies that produce them, are “real”, in that their chemical composition is identical to that of a natural diamond.
It’s a shame that Emma Watson’s inadequate grasp of the English language has dominated the headlines after the Oscars. Just inches below her infamous tattoo clung a simple silver and diamond bracelet with a much more interesting story to tell.
Emma’s diamonds were not the same variety normally found cooling the skin of the obscenely wealthy i.e. the type buried deep underground and extracted by giant companies.
The bracelet featured lab-made diamonds, produced by a Californian company called the Diamond Foundry. A company that, incidentally, Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in.
Lab-made diamonds, according to the companies that produce them, are “real”, in that their chemical composition is identical to that of a natural diamond. OK, they’ve never seen a speck of dirt but if it looks like a diamond and is made of, well, diamond – it’s a diamond.
I won’t bang on about how they’re made – in short it involves gas and lots of heat and takes around three-four weeks. They’re sold by an increasing number of jewellers including several in the UK.
For the rest of this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/forget-emma-watsons-dodgy-tattoo-look-at-the-bling_uk_5a9febcce4b06f37ce9b731c