Diamanti, news — May 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

The Frankenstein diamond





Discovered in the USA a Frankenstein diamond, half natural and half artificial ♦ ︎

Like in horror movies or, if you prefer, science fiction, a hybrid is also advancing in jewelry. No, it’s not a zombie or a robot designer. This is what we could call the Frankenstein diamond. It is not a stone with a voice and heart, but a hybrid of a natural and artificial gem.

Il diamante composito naturale-artificiale
Il diamante composito naturale-artificiale

To discover it they were the experts of the Gemological Institute of America. In fact, Gia has identified a natural diamond that, however, has been coated with an artificial layer in the laboratory. Objective: to add weight and improve the color of the diamond. This means that soon on the market you will find not only the diamonds declaredly grown in the laboratory, but also the composite ones. How to classify them? Natural or artificial? There are no rules to protect the consumer, but also jewelers who could be misled.
Frankenstein. Be', non assomiglia a un diamante
Frankenstein. Be’, non assomiglia a un diamante

The diamond discovered by Gia, for example, has the classic defects of natural diamonds, which guarantee its origin, but also traces of boron and nitrogen, which are rarely seen together in natural diamonds. The cushion-cut diamond, bluish-greenish-gray, weighs 0.64 carats. The image of the crown revealed a typical color of diamonds grown using the chemical vapor deposition process, one of the methods to create artificial diamonds. And a side view shows a distinct layer between the natural substrate and the added portion. In short, it was not easy to identify the mestizo stone. How many other Frankenstein diamonds are there in circulation? Federico Graglia





Pendente con diamante sviluppato in laboratorio Lightbox
Pendente con diamante sviluppato in laboratorio Lightbox

Courbet, alta gioielleria, anello con diamanti fancy yellow sviluppati in laboratorio. Il prezzo è di 29.000 euro
Courbet, alta gioielleria, anello con diamanti fancy yellow sviluppati in laboratorio. Il prezzo è di 29.000 euro
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Ispirati alle forme poetiche scultoree di orchidee e magnolie, gli orecchini sono realizzati a mano in oro bianco 18 carati Fairtrade, con
349 diamanti da laboratorio per 15,39 carati

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Anello ispirato alle fioriture eterne e alle farfalle danzanti del poetico Giardino Inglese. Lavorato a mano in oro bianco 18k Fairtrade, con 184 diamanti da laboratorio Diamond Foundry, per 6,84 carati







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