The main difference between Lab made diamonds and diamond except for the chemical composition, of course is its strength and hardness. It is much softer and therefore easily distinguishable from a real diamond, even at home. So if you slide over a stone through a mirror, then cubic zirconia will only scratch the surface, while natural diamond will cut the glass. Now let us discuss about why lab grown diamonds are better.
Natural and artificial diamonds can be distinguished by brilliance.
Even for a long time used in jewelry, natural stone, contaminated with wear, still shines and cubic zirconia almost loses its luster. If you want to put cubic zirconia for a diamond for fraudulent purposes, then it will try to reduce it so hard and then you can use a magnifying glass or a microscope to consider and notice the “split” face. This cannot be the case with cutting a natural diamond.
In general, it is relatively difficult for a layman to distinguish between cubic zirconia if the master has decided to hand it over as a diamond. Fortunately, this is not accepted in the jewelry world, where cubic zircons, Swarovski crystals and other types of man-made minerals are sold under their own name and are high enough.
Properties of the Diamond
Ever since one appreciated the amazing properties of natural minerals, some have become a luxury; others have taken their place in everyday life and rituals. Demand for precious natural stones with small volumes of mining from the Earth’s intestines is expensive. The issue of creating artificial replacements that could meet demand has therefore been actively developed in recent centuries. A powerful engine for development in this direction was the desire of fraudsters to sell cheap counterfeits under the guise of precious stones.
Looking Back In The Past
The beginnings of the human desire to create stones equivalent to those created by natural forces are found in alchemy. And IV Centuries BC, alchemists sought magical formulas for the production of artificial gems. For example, artificial pearls have been found among the ancient archaeological finds of Chinese civilization. Real scientific results were obtained in the middle of the 19th Century. In 1857, Mark Godin, a chemist from France, showed the world the first unnatural way to create a stone a ruby. Then came the artificial emerald. Then the production of jewelry for jewelry began to develop successfully and already in the XX century was established on a full scale of production.
Thus, another secret of nature was revealed to man he managed to create artificial minerals by his own means. Artificial substitutes for natural stones are almost 100% natural in their composition. It is almost impossible to distinguish between artificial and lay. And in some cases, a professional appearance may not be enough without laboratory spectral analysis.
Speaking of the differences between natural and artificial stones, we note that these are closer to the ideal structure. In the natural environment, various inclusions, larger or smaller cracks on the surface often occur. This is a normal feature, but can only serve as a relative sign of natural origin. These defects can also occur in artificial gemstones. In addition, turbid areas and round air bubbles are unique to artificial stones.