Celebs Celebrate Oscars and Hot Gems: Pure Grown Diamonds! #redcarpet #growndiamonds
Academy Award Best Supporting Actress Nominee Patricia Arquette announces a global scientific breakthrough with the unveiling of the first-ever, world’s largest lab-cultivated pure grown diamond. This diamond along with others displayed at this event were indistinguishable from earth-mined diamonds– even under a microscope! This “grown diamond” costs 30 to 40 per cent less than mined diamonds according to the International Gemological Institute. This new diamond is called a Pure Grown Diamond and it’s a natural diamond that is grown in a lab. http://www.puregrowndiamonds.com/
The Federal Trade Commission confirms that these diamonds have the same chemical, physical and visual properties as earth-mined diamonds.
“This is a true 21st Century technological achievement that is eco-friendly and conflict-free,” says Arquette, who emphasized the extensive environmental damage caused by mining and the history of human rights violations associated with so-called ‘blood diamonds.’ There is no blood involved with this diamond, which is why it is beautiful in its own-right, but it is especially beautiful because no children died for this diamond; there were no slave wages paid to people for this diamond; there was an actual working wage paid to create this diamond and that’s about love.”
Check out Patricia Arquette and other celebrities who spoke about this evolution in precious gems.
Matt Lauer of The Today Show talks about Pure Grown Diam
The nationally-televised news segment (The TODAY Show), seen by an estimated 5 million viewers, started with an interview of Pure Grown Diamonds President and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Bissell. “After 70 years of research and development, a scientific breakthrough has been achieved — growing a laboratory diamond of gem quality. Pure Grown Diamonds are not artificial; not synthetic; not cubic zirconium; not costume jewelry. They are diamonds,” emphasizes Bissell.
Dr. Devi Shanker Misra, PhD., physicist and inventor of the patented Pure Grown Diamonds process, explains,
“During the past 70 years, many have tried but failed to grow scintillating, sizeable, colorless diamonds in the laboratory – until now. No one, no company has achieved what Pure Grown Diamonds has accomplished — culturing thousands of alluring diamonds that rival mined-diamonds, in every aspect.”
The only difference between a mined diamond and a Pure Grown Diamond is that one is grown in a lab and the other is grown under the earth’s crust, according to Misra.
The world’s largest Pure Grown Diamond is the result of a scientific breakthrough, it is 3.04 carats, priced at $23,000 compared to identical earth-mined diamond; priced at $40,000. The company has created thousands of sizeable carat, brilliant white, pink and yellow diamonds that cost thousands of dollars less than earth-mined diamonds.
“The Pre-Oscar unveiling comes at a time when rough diamond prices are at an all-time high – – up 75 percent compared to 2009, due to depletion of natural resources,” emphasizes Bissell. “Consumers in search of affordability; Americans and Hollywood activists concerned about the environment and people concerned about the history of worker’s rights violations and violent conflicts in the mining industry are gravitated to Pure Grown Diamonds – they are the diamonds of the future.”
The earth’s process of crystallizing carbon is exactingly replicated in state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities at Pure Grown Diamonds Singapore-based sister company IIa Technologies.
The diamond seed is placed inside the chamber. Hydrogen and methane gases are introduced. A microwave generator pumps energy into the chamber that ignites a glowing plasma ball. Carbon molecules rain on the seed. Crystallization begins. Pure Grown Diamonds mature within six to 10 Weeks.
The diamond is cut with a laser, polished and then certified by the International Gemological Institute.
Pure Grown Diamonds quality one carat stones are priced from $1,000 to $3,000. A one carat earth-mined diamond starts at $5,000 and can cost more than $10,000. Most Pure Grown Diamonds are E-H color and VVS1-VS2 clarity certified. The highest colorless rating is D. The highest clarity rating is VVS1. Many of the company’s jewelry pieces are priced as low as $300.
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This is a diamond I would love to check out. Any diamonds that would not require ripping up the earth and sending miners to dig them out (especially if they are children) with all the risks inherent in that work would be cool with me. I would love to see blood-free diamonds on the market! What are you thoughts about this?
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