WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WD Lab Grown Diamonds today announced that its patented technology has successfully created a 6-carat round diamond that now stands as the world's only known lab- made CVD diamond of its size and shape.
The gem stone was grown at the company's facility located just outside Washington, DC in a secure lab that produces diamonds for the gem stone market as well as industrial and scientific purposes. The 6-carat diamond was sold in less than a month – demonstrating there is immediate demand for a diamond of that size and quality. The company is currently in the process of creating diamonds larger than 6 carats, continuing its tradition of innovation and quality to serve market needs.
The large gem stone, made through the company's Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process, was grown in just a few months, as opposed to the millions of years it takes to form a diamond in nature. Lab-grown CVD diamonds are optically, structurally, chemically and atomically identical to naturally formed diamonds.
Top retailers across the country already offer diamonds from WD Lab Grown Diamonds, but this first-of-its-kind stone sets a new bar. The company aims to regularly offer retailers similar stones.
"We're excited about our new world record for round lab-grown diamonds," said Clive Hill, founder and chairman at WD Lab Grown Diamonds. "Our patented technology and industry-leading engineers consistently provide top quality results that only the latest innovation can offer. This 6-carat white diamond would price similarly to a 3.5 carat mined diamond with the same quality. Consumers have the opportunity to get much more diamond for the same money – that's a top reason why they choose lab-grown diamonds."
About WD Lab Grown Diamonds
Based in the Washington, DC area and founded in 2008, WD Lab Grown Diamonds produces some of the highest quality Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) diamonds in the gem stone market. It is the leader in quality, service, and capability in CVD diamonds. The company also offers new technologies and applications for diamonds in industrial settings. WB Lab Grown Diamonds is the exclusive licensee of the single crystal CVD diamond growth technology developed by The Carnegie Institution of Washington. Visit www.wdlabgrowndiamonds.com.
SOURCE WD Lab Grown Diamonds