Fake Diamonds Are Also Called As Stimulant Diamondsby Shawn Willcoxon
These fake diamonds are also called simulant diamonds. Simulant diamonds aren?t the same as synthetic diamonds. Nonetheless, simulant diamonds are also lab-grown diamonds. These diamonds go through certain scientific procedures that mimic the natural way of creating diamodns. The two main ways in which simulant diamonds are created are through chemical vapor deposition, also known as CVD and high pressure and high temperature, which has the acronym HPHT. High pressure and high temperature is a more basic and more crude method of crafting these simulant diamonds. In essence, just like how diamonds were created more than 3 billion years ago, a piece of carbon is exposed to tremendous heat and pressure in order to come up with a sparkling diamond.
Since it is a seemingly unrefined method, HPHT cannot always guarantee nearly perfect diamonds. Due to this, the simulant diamonds must also undergo a purification process so that it will be more closely related to real diamonds and it will be more stunning. On the other hand, chemical vapor deposition utilizes a chemical process in order to come up with a cultured and pure diamond.
The chemical vapor deposition method, incidentally, is also the method to create semiconductors. Likewise, simulant diamonds are also able to replace the usefulness of silicon semiconductors. It turns out that these kinds of diamonds are more tolerating to heat, which enables them to process speeds that are much faster than the current rate. This in itself is a remarkable achievement.
Of course, one can never ignore the aesthetic features of simulant diamonds. There are a lot of underlying factors that manufacturers take note of when creating simulant diamonds. For one, the final product must look exactly like a real diamond. The objective is to make the diamond as undetectable as possible to the naked eye.
In addition to that, the diamond must also exhibit physical properties that are identical to real diamond. Once the diamonds have undergone these tests, they will undergo more evaluation in order to ensure their quality. On top of all, the quality of the diamonds must prevail. If this is not achieved, flaws will manifest itself and the simulant diamond cannot be deemed ready for the market.
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