Invest in diamond or in synthetic diamond?

  • What is a synthetic diamond?
  • You want to invest in diamond, but how do you know the difference?
  • Why invest in natural diamond?

What is a synthetic diamond?

Whoever wants to invest in diamond must know how the diamond is created. Natural diamonds are created 150 to 450 km below the earth’s surface under pressure of carbon atoms during a process that lasts for thousands of years. The shape and colour of the diamond is determined under extreme pressure and high temperatures (up to 1200 degrees Celsius).

Even though synthetic diamonds have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds, they are produced within a period of several weeks in a chemical laboratory. Through the CVD-method (Chemical Vapor Deposition) colourless synthetic diamonds can be manufactured as well. The natural process is accelerated and undergoes very low pressure with hydrocarbon gas and hydrogen in a high temperature vacuum chamber. The hydrogen is converted into atomic hydrogen in the CVD chamber, which leads to diamond formation.

You want to invest in diamonds, but how do you know the difference?

Due to the highly-developed CVD method, it becomes increasingly difficult for individuals to distinguish a natural diamond from a synthetic diamond. That's why it's important to be assisted by experts who can always see the distinction with the help of advanced technology.

Whoever wants to invest in diamonds can always ask our experts for advice. BAUNAT DIAMONDS does not offer synthetic diamonds, not even on request. Our investment collection only consists of natural diamonds of high quality with a goal of a sustainable investment.

Why investing in natural diamond?

“Diamonds are forever”, still applies to fiancées and investors. Synthetic diamonds are not fake or of poor quality, but are artificially manufactured in a laboratory. That is why they are associated with ‘fake’, ‘cheap’ and ‘of poor quality’, according to Kimberley De Geer’s research.

Natural diamonds are still being preferred because a real diamond has a romantic connotation and thus plays an important role in engagement or loyalty. A natural diamond symbolizes rarity and wellness, while a synthetic diamond does not carry these symbolisms. Natural diamonds are unique, rare and the result of thousands of years of natural processes. All this contributes to the charm of a sparkling natural diamond.

Anyone who wants to expand their investment portfolio and invest in diamond can always ask for objective advice at BAUNAT DIAMONDS. Please feel free to contact our experts.

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Author: Daan Deruyter

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