Well over 60 years ago, on December 16, 1954, the first successful laboratory grown diamond was produced by a man named Tracy Hall at General Electric (GE). This gave rise to the industrial man-made diamond industry we know today. Lab-Grown diamonds were used commercially in a wide array of industries and purposes such as medical, technology like semiconductors, sensors, optics, power transmission, water treatment.
Only in the past two decades has the production of gem-quality diamonds been consistent.
Scientists from all over the world and all diamond grading laboratories have subjected lab-grown diamonds to rigorous testing and undertaken many studies to ascertain that diamonds from above earth (lab-grown) are identical to those from under the earth (mined).
For additional information on the history of Lab-Grown Diamonds, please refer to our blog post here.