HOLLYWOOD, CA – February 21, 2015 – Academy Award Best Supporting Actress Winner Patricia Arquette unveiled a global scientific breakthrough just before the annual Oscar ceremonies — the first-ever, world’s largest lab-cultivated Pure Grown Diamond, which is indistinguishable from an earth-mined diamond, even under a microscope, yet costs 30 to 40 per cent less, according to the International Gemological Institute.
The Federal Trade Commission confirms that these diamonds have the same chemical, physical and visual properties as earth-mined diamonds.
Arquette: 21ST Century Technological Achievement
“This is a true 21st Century technological achievement that is the eco-friendly and conflict-free solution in diamond mining,” says Arquette, who emphasized the extensive environmental damage caused by mining and the history of human rights violations associated with so-called ‘blood diamonds.’
She continues, “There is no blood involved with this diamond, which is why it is beautiful in its own-right, but it is especially beautiful because no children died for this diamond; there were no slave wages paid to people for this diamond; there was an actual working wage paid to create this diamond and that’s about love.”
Red Carpet Wearers
Joining Arquette for the unveiling, were Grammy winner Natasha Bedingfield, NBC “Apprentice” star Kevin Jonas, “90210” cast member AnnaLynne McCord and other celebrities attending Hollywood’s annual Pre-Oscar Charity Soirée. The company is working with several stylists whose clients will be on the Red Carpet, Sunday night.
World’s Largest Pure Grown Diamond: Diamond Prices Skyrocketing
The world’s largest Pure Grown Diamond is the result of a scientific breakthrough. It is 3.04 carats, priced at $23,000 compared to identical earth-mined diamond; priced at $40,000.
The company has created thousands of sizeable carat, brilliant white, pink and yellow diamonds that cost thousands of dollars less than earth-mined diamonds.
“The Pre-Oscar unveiling comes at a time when rough diamond prices are at an all-time high – – up 75 percent compared to 2009, due to depletion of natural resources,” emphasizes Bissell. “Consumers in search of affordability; Americans and Hollywood activists concerned about the environment and people concerned about the history of worker’s rights violations and violent conflicts in the mining industry are gravitated to Pure Grown Diamonds – they are the diamonds of the future.”
Pure Grown Diamonds Rival Earth-Mined Diamonds in Every Respect
“During the past 70 years, many have tried but failed to grow scintillating, sizeable, colorless diamonds in the laboratory – until now,” explains Dr. Devi Shanker Misra, PhD. He is a world-renowned physicist and inventor of the patented Pure Grown Diamond process. “No one, no company has achieved what Pure Grown Diamonds has accomplished — culturing thousands of alluring diamonds that rival mined-diamonds, in every aspect.”
The Inventor & His Invention: The Pure Grown Diamond Process
“Pure Grown Diamonds is changing the landscape of the mining and jewelry industries,” says Misra.
“Mining dramatically alters eco-systems and wild habitats, unlike Pure Grown Diamonds, which are marvels of technology that do not undermine the sustainability of the environment.” Misra is a former physics professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India. He is the inventor of the patented Pure Grown Diamond process that cultivates incredible diamonds in a Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition chamber from a small carbon seed.
The earth’s process of crystalizing carbon is exactingly replicated in state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities at Pure Grown Diamonds Singapore-based sister company IIa Technologies.
The diamond seed is placed inside the chamber.
Hydrogen and methane gases are introduced.
A microwave generator pumps energy into the chamber that ignites a glowing plasma ball.
Carbon molecules rain on the seed.
Pure Grown Diamonds mature within six to 10 Weeks.
The diamond is cut with a laser, polished and then certified by the International Gemological Institute
One carat round diamonds are the most popular for engagement rings in the U.S.
Pure Grown Diamonds quality one carat stones are priced from $1,000 to $3,000.
A one carat earth-mined diamond starts at $5,000 and can cost more than $10,000.
Most Pure Grown Diamonds are E-H color and VVS1-VS2 clarity certified. The highest colorless rating is D. The highest clarity rating is VVS1.
Many of the company’s jewelry pieces are priced as low as $300.
“Pure Grown Diamonds are not artificial; not synthetic; not cubic zirconium; not costume jewelry. They are diamonds,” emphasizes Bissell.
The only difference between a mined diamond and a Pure Grown Diamond is that one is grown in a lab and the other is grown under the earth’s crust, according to Misra.
The difference between earth-mined diamonds and Pure Grown Diamonds are detectable only by highly sophisticated spectroscopic equipment and from Pure Grown Diamonds’ laser-scribed identifications on the stones’ girdles that read, “Laboratory Grown.”
Laser-scribing is a voluntary policy of transparency that clearly identifies the source of the diamond.