Historically, a groom wishing to present his bride the diamond of her dreams, mainly concentrated on the size of the stone. In some instances, he may have had some diamond education and learn about cuts and clarity. However, more frequent than not, the diamonds being purchased were colorless white ones.
As more non-traditional couples are now selecting rings together, new trends are emerging. Couples are moving away from conventional settings, cuts and even colors. The freedom of creating their own personal diamond allows even greater possibilities of individuality.
Trends are emerging that with brides being able to provide input regarding their diamond engagement ring, they are selecting non-traditional, fancy colored diamonds more frequently. Unfortunately, the cost for these colored diamonds can rival their beauty. However, a scientific process that has been around since the fifties can provide a couple the colored diamond of their dreams for a more affordable price.
Using this methodology, not only can scientists create genuine diamonds up to two carats in size in a laboratory setting, but they can also alter the chemical composition to be able to create gems in almost any color – blue, red, cognac, yellow-green and even white.
Another interesting component of the technology is that scientists can use a personal carbon source, such as hair, in the growth process of the diamond. In nature when a diamond is created, the carbon is pulled from the earth. But, these clever scientists have found a way to really personalize these man made diamonds even further. Brides and grooms go off and get a hair cut and then send in the clippings to use in the high heat, high pressure process.
In seventy days or less, not only will these fancy colored diamonds be a symbol of a couples unique style because they will be customized according to their exact wishes of color, cut and size. But, the diamond that they will have created for them will forever contain their personal essence as well.
Who says scientists aren’t romantic?