Turning thin air into diamonds?
Updated: Mar 22
Lab created diamonds continue to gain market share over mined diamonds, and all lab created diamonds are not created equally (or from the same technology). According to the Scientific American a new method of creating diamonds turns CO2, or thin air, into sparkling diamonds.
From the article:
"Unlike other laboratory-made diamonds, his process starts with CO2 removed from the air. The gas undergoes a chemical reaction where it is subjected to high pressure and extremely high temperatures. All of this is created using solar, wind or hydraulic power.
Or, as Shearman sometimes puts it, “we’re committed to the unprecedented modern alchemy of turning air pollution into precious stones."
An interesting technology, indeed.