Let Us Visualize the Future of Diamonds Yellow Diamond
History of Diamond • Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones since their use as religious icons in ancient India. Their usage in engraving tools also dates to early human history. The popularity of diamonds has risen since the 19th century because of increased supply, improved cutting and polishing techniques, growth in the world economy, and innovative and successful advertising campaigns • 1940s, De Beers-the South African mining firm that controls the majority of the world's diamond supply--introduced "A Diamond Is Forever." The success of this campaign turned diamond into the symbol of eternal love and dramatically increased demand for the gems (De Beers).
First Movers of Synthetic Diamond • Gemesis Diamonds • Operated by retired Army Brigadier Carter Clarke, Gemesis acquired Russian built pressure / temperature chambers. Then Gemesis set out to make the systems work consistently.He has started by producing fancy yellows. The process involves introducing a "seed" in a ceramic crucible with metallic solvents and growing the diamond under the immense pressure and high temperature. • Appollo Diamonds • Appollo may strike the most fear in De Beers' heart. Robert Linares was a well-recognized researcher in advanced materials for the semiconductor industry. Linares pioneered commercial applications for gallium arsenide wafers. Apollo's manufacturing process is a chemical vapor deposition and produces nearly perfect colorless crystals..
Why is Synthetic Diamond Incremental and Disruptive? • The earliest successes of synthetic diamond were reported by James BallantyneHannay in 1879 and by Ferdinand Frédéric Henri Moissan in 1893. therefore modern synthetic diamonds are simply the incremental of the previous project. • he reason synthetic diamond is disruptive was because the previous generation of synthetic diamonds are all failures compared to modern synthetic diamonds.
Pros and No Cons • Physically, there are several differences between a synthetic stone and a natural one. Again, the most ironic difference is that synthetic stones are TOO perfect. Created expressly for jewelry purposes, their basic shapes are made to fit the type of jewelry they are meant to be set in. Even their crystal structure is mathematically precise with no deviations whereas a natural gemstone will often have a flaw or two in it's matrice (and if it does not, a perfectly unflawed natural gem's price will be HUGE). • The chemical composition of the gem is likewise pure for synthetic gemstones, whereas natural gemstones may often have trace elements mixed into it. These small imperfections are how most jewelers tell the difference between a natural and synthetic stone. Price wise, synthetic gems can offer a person much more beauty and value for their money; natural gemstones of high quality are very rare and thus expensive, whereas the mass produced synthetics are physically the same but cheaper by anything from half to a quarter of the price.