home Mind-Boggling Stories Are Man-Made Diamonds Really Diamonds?

Are Man-Made Diamonds Really Diamonds?

Natural diamonds take a long time to form and can be dangerous to harvest, but how hard is it to make some in a lab?

7 Surprising Uses For Diamonds –
Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here –

Read More:
How Are Diamonds Made?

“The other diamond-producing method – called chemical vapor deposition – turns its back on intense pressure but cranks out diamonds more flawless than nature can produce. Manufacturers place a piece of diamond into a depressurizing chamber, then zap natural gas with a microwave beam.”

Diamonds Unearthed

“The diamonds that we see at the surface are ones then that are brought to the surface by a very deep-seated volcanic eruption. It’s a very special kind of eruption, thought to be quite violent, that occurred a long time ago in the Earth’s history. We haven’t seen such eruptions in recent times.”

How Does An Asteroid Impact Make Diamonds?

“The impact at Popigai created a mixture of traditional, gem-quality cubic diamonds and “lonsdaleite,” tiny yellow-brown crystals with atoms arranged in hexagons. They have the density, hardness, and brightness of the diamonds we know but not much else.”
____________________

DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won’t find anywhere else! New videos daily.



Watch More DNews on Seeker

Subscribe now!

Seeker on Twitter

Trace Dominguez on Twitter

DNews on Facebook

DNews on Google+

Seeker

Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here:

Written by: Amy Shira Teitel

Video credit to DNews YouTube channel