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Tech Spotlight: Man-made Diamonds Might Be Grown for Your Smartphone Displays in 2019

Diamonds have been revered as the world's hardest natural material for as long as we've known. Nowadays, with the trend of synthetic diamonds growing in reach and influence, many industries are also trying to gain an edge from the ability of man to artifically produce this material.

Take a break from worrying whether the diamond in your ring is man-made or natural for just a bit, and hear about this new innovation coming to the smartphone industry. If you're familiar with proprietary names like "gorilla glass" for iPhones, then just wait till 2019. The world is getting ready for the usage of diamond glass in their technologies.

One company; Akhan Semiconductor (unaffiliated mention), is developing something called Miraj Diamond Glass, which uses actual laboratory-grown synthetic diamond to create a transparent shield that will surpass the scratch resistance of other materials. The company is researching to create products aimed for several different markets, hopefully bringing the diamond revolution to a wide variety of products in the near future.

Synthetic diamonds, while most heard of in the jewelry trade, are actually being used in many different industries already. This news just sheds light on synthetic diamond products that are so clear and transparent, that you use them for applications previously unheard of before.

CVD and HPHT man-made diamonds are currently detectable by knowledgeable and properly equipped gemological laboratories. Here at Gemcamp, we often see clients who bring in stones that were made by one of these two processes. Sometimes, even the vendor who sold them the stone does not know about its synthetic origin. Diamonds whether natural or synthetic are often passed down a pipeline and exchanged through many hands. Their durability and status dictates re-sale and re-investment quite often, and somehow people can lose track whether the item is real or just a hoax.

Despite these discoveries, the most concerning topic regarding synthetic diamonds is their usage in the jewelry industry. How do we know that the precious gemstones we buy are indeed mined from the earth and not created in some factory? No one can tell the difference without training and specialized equipment. Couple this with the fact that diamonds are small, high value assets that are easily transported, and you immediately feel an impending worry in your mind.

Our jewelry trade requires that all gemstones, natural or man-made should ethically be disclosed to the full detail, but many individuals do not prescribe to this degree of ethics or fairness. Others take advantage of gray-areas and confusing terminologies to make a quick sale.

Here at Gemcamp, we neither sell nor buy loose diamonds. We also don't recommend any vendors to you, so objectivity is assured for your peace of mind. Have your own diamond checked at the lab for proper, third-party assurance. You can also learn a bit more about synthetic diamonds by inquiring for our upcoming gemology classes this 2018.
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