Blue Man Made Diamonds MiaDonna’s®

Blue Man Made Diamonds (also known as Synthetic Diamonds) are optically, chemically and physically identical to blue earth mined diamonds but are offered free of conflict and about 10% of the cost. They are typically offered in sizes smaller than 1.5 carats and come in a color range of fancy light blue to fancy intense blue.


Synthetic Diamond Blue Color

Both natural and Grown Blue Diamonds get their color from boron. While diamonds are made up of carbon (C), impurities within the stone exist. It is the introduction of these impurities, in this case boron, that will ultimately give the diamond its blue color. As a diamond grows controlled amounts of boron are introduced into the growth cell, which then become trapped in the diamond's lattice structure. Controlling the amount of boron in the growth cell allows the finished color to be controlled as well. Once light enters the diamond the boron will reflect back blue light. View loose Man Made Diamonds


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Synthetic Blue Diamonds Growth Time

It takes 7 to 10 days for one cycle in the growth machine to produce enough rough for a finished blue diamond up to 1 carat in size. The boron introduced during the growing process, that gives a blue diamond its color, actually helps the diamond grow quicker than a white diamond, but will still grow slower than a yellow diamond which is fed by nitrogen.

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Synthetic Blue Diamond Price Comparison

Natural blue diamonds are incredibly rare in nature and can sell for anywhere between $200,000 to $500,000 per carat. A Synthetic Blue Diamond costs about 10% of what a natural costs. Most Blue Synthetic Diamonds run in the price range of $7,000 to $12,000 per carat. Blue Synthetic Diamonds in fancy blue colors are the most expensive out of all the fancy colored diamonds due to the time and care needed to achieve the most desirable colors.



Synthetic Blue Diamonds Shapes

The majority of blue diamond rough grows in a hexa-cubic shape. Round and cut corner shapes like radiant, cushion, asscher and emerald are typically used to yield the most from the rough. Due to the hexa-cubic nature of the blue rough princess cuts and elongated shapes like pear, oval and marquise are not typically produced.
 


Synthetic Blue Diamond Clarity

Because of their blue color blue diamonds will show less inclusions than a white diamond. Typically a white diamond with VS clarity requires magnification to see the inclusions. However, with blue diamonds a stone with SI clarity will still be eye clean. Clarity is a preference and does contribute to the overall price, but any blue diamond with a clarity range of SI or better will, from the naked eye, appear to be inclusion free.