Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

In recent years, diamond miners have seen the rise of man-made gems entering the supply chain with some producers accusing the synthetic stones of weighing in their reduced sales of late.

Technological leaps have allowed companies to make large numbers of gem-quality stones inexpensively, with some even touting them as the best “conflict-free” alternative to real diamonds.

But how are these alternative precious rocks made? The folks at Brilliant Earth have put together the following graphics detailing the steps behind making a synthetic diamond:

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Courtesy of Brilliant Earth.