BEECHWOLD CUSTOM JEWELRY
BRIDAL AND DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT JEWELRY SPECIALIST
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Professional credentials:
-The Jewelers Board of Trade
-Diamond grading certificates Gemological 
 Institute of America
-The Penland School
-Jewelry lab University of Georgia
-Work experience in lapidary and all styles of  jewelry and jewelry design since 1981 
Lab grown diamonds the ultimate conflict free diamond                                      myths & facts

 MYTH 1-            Lab grown Diamonds are fake like cubic a diamond substitute like CZ. 
FALSE: Lab Grown Diamonds are Real Diamonds!  Lab-grown diamonds exhibit the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as natural diamonds.

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hemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)                                   The CVD process was invented first— in 1952 by William Eversole at Union Carbide.  CVD starts with a natural diamond slice (or seed) placed in a chamber and exposed to less extreme temperatures (approximately 1,200–3,000 degrees Fahrenheit) and lower pressure (100 – 550 PSI).

Methane and hydrogen gas are injected into the chamber and combined with high heat. The electrons separate, forming plasma gas. The freed carbon then rains down on the seed, growing new diamond crystals.    High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT)                                      The HPHT process grows diamonds using machines that mimic the extreme conditions that form diamonds within Earth’s upper mantle: intense pressure (725,000 – 870,000 PSI) and intense heat (2,300–2,900 degrees Fahrenheit). In this process, diamond source powder dissolves in molten metal flux and deposits on diamond seed crystals.

This process dates back to 1954. By the 1970s, General Electric started commercially producing “gem-quality” HPHT lab-grown diamonds.  This process takes several days to a few weeks.

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