click on apollo diamonds they are technically lab grown diamonds
APOLLO DIAMONDS ARE CONSIDERED "CULTURED DIAMONDS" as they
technically are grown as pearls are grown in controlled
environments. APOLLO has a united states patent the process is using
a NATURAL SEED diamond and placing it in a machine that helps grow
the PERFECTLY FORMED CARBON crystals. Their selling point was they
can create in the lab what took nature thousands of years. One
Apollo diamond takes several weeks/months to make depending on size,
and the quality ranges from vs to vvs. APOLLO diamonds are 30%
cheaper than natural diamonds, these come in fancy colors as well.
the man who created the company was featured in "Wired" magazine as
well as on news programs for the process, in actuality the DE BEERS
company sued APOLLO DIAMONDS because DeBeers couldn't test the
Apollo there is no difference in the make up of either substrate.
What is so controversial is that a new technology had to be made to
catch up with APOLLO diamonds to be able to test the diamond to tell
the difference between them and a say for example DeBeers.
I love this story it's cool it's about the little company in Boston
started by a computer geek that took on the Monster DeBeers and is
winning!!!!!! FURTHERMORe: during the DeBeers VS Apollo company
lawsuit the CEO's of APOLLO DIAMONDS -- Robert Linares, & Bryant
Linares recieved death threats as well. The Apollo company has the
goal of the use of the diamonds is for the manufacture of
superconductors and computer mother boards, the retail end of the
"Lab or APOLLO created diamond is to raise money for making
This is a statement by the company:
Apollo Diamonds is based in Boston, Massa-chusetts, while the other
manufacturer, Gemesis, is located in Sarasota, Florida; they employ
entirely different technologies. Apollo Diamonds uses an entirely
different technology, called chemical vapour deposition (CVD).
Apollo Diamond produces nearly flawless single crystal diamond
wafers and crystals for the optoelectronics, nanotechnology, and
consumer gem markets.
Apollo Diamond, Inc., harnesses the natural growth of diamond to
broaden access to the world's highest quality material. The high
level of purity of Apollo Diamond's material offers new
opportunities for uses of diamond in areas previously unattainable,
forever changing how the world uses diamond.
Apollo Diamond grows 100% diamond crystals that match or exceed the
purity and beauty of the finest naturally mined diamond gemstones in
Apollo created diamonds are low nitrogen type IIa crystals that are
grown as water white crystals. They also can be grown in light pink,
blue or jet black colors.
'Apollo diamonds are too thin, and they are brown to grey. After
production Apollo diamonds they need expensive HPHT processing to
remove the color. Unfortunately, journalists often present
sensational materials without consulting true experts.' from