LifeGem Diamond Colors, Cuts, Clarity & Carats
ARE LIFEGEM DIAMONDS REAL DIAMONDS?
YES! LifeGem diamonds are real diamonds. The difference from a natural diamond is that a LifeGem diamond is created from a very specific carbon source in our exclusive lab environment.
LifeGem diamonds have the same brilliance, fire, luster, and hardness as a diamond from the earth.
COLORS – WHY ARE LIFEGEM DIAMONDS FANCY COLORS?
“Fancy” is the industry term given to diamonds that have an intense, vibrant, and desirable color. LifeGem diamonds are now available in five different colors including colorless.
Yellow LifeGem diamonds get their intense yellow color from the element nitrogen. Nitrogen is supplied by the air that we breathe (79% nitrogen). When we allow this air into the diamond creation system we achieve the fancy or canary yellow color. Nitrogen is a powerful catalyst and stabilizer for creating diamonds.
Blue LifeGem diamonds are created by limiting the amount of nitrogen from the outside air into the creation process. This very low nitrogen, in combination with the added element boron, creates the blue LifeGem diamond. This process is much more difficult due to the lack of nitrogen.
Colorless LifeGem diamonds are also created by limiting the amount of nitrogen. Though, unlike blue LifeGem diamonds, no boron is added to the process.
Red and Green LifeGem diamonds are first created as a yellow LifeGem diamond. After they are faceted, polished, and laser engraved, they are subjected to an electron beam. This is known as electron bombardment. This process realigns the nitrogen atoms, which changes the diamond from yellow to red or green. The process is perfectly safe and will not harm the diamond or detract from its optical characteristics.
CUTS – WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE LIFEGEM DIAMOND CUTS?
Because our process replicates the forces of earth, the diamond is a rough crystal until cut, faceted, and polished by our highly trained diamond cutters.
The best and most commonly selected cut for the LifeGem is round, although princess, radiant, and heart shaped cuts are available. The rough LifeGem diamond always lends itself to a “best cur’ which could possibly yield a higher clarity, bigger, or all around better LifeGem diamond. If the ‘best cur for their diamond is different from their original choice, we will contact them to see if they are interested in the change.
CLARITY – WHAT QUALITY ARE LIFEGEM DIAMONDS?
We will not deliver a LifeGem diamond that is not considered spectacular and beautiful, but it is important to know that LifeGem diamonds do have inclusions just like diamonds from the earth.
CARATS -WHAT ARE THE I IFFSIFM DIAMOND CARAT WFIGHTS?
From the requested 8 ounces of cremated remains or lock of hair, we can easily create multiple 1.0ct. LifeGem diamonds. The family selects the quantity and size from option ranges when they place their order. If the LifeGem turns out larger than they requested, there is, of course, no additional charge. If the LifeGem tums out smaller than requested, their price will be reduced accordingly.