Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 07, 2013
Washington Diamonds Corporation (WDC) has reached a crucial milestone in its creation of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds – producing a virtually flawless, white, carat-sized stone that it’s now delivering in volume to its authorized distributors.
“This is a proper carat diamond – definitely white, definitely good clarity, definitely good size and definitely beautifully cut,” said Clive Hill, a diamond industry veteran who founded WDC in 2008. “This is the gold standard, and it’s something nobody else in the industry has achieved.”
The new stone’s attributes, as evaluated by the American Gem Society (AGS) Laboratories – the highest standard for diamond grading – were: round brilliant diamond, 1.026 ct weight, H color, VVS2 clarity, light performance AGS Ideal 0.
Hill, formerly CEO of the United Kingdom jewelry chain Fraser Hart, launched WDC to serve the jewelry and gemstone markets. While those are still the company’s primary focus, WDC is exploring high-tech and industrial applications for its diamond.
“Diamond has extraordinary mechanical, optical and electronic properties, which means that diamond is the new high-technology super-material,” Hill says. “Washington Diamonds will be a leader in the development and application of lab-grown diamond as super-material.”
Full AGS analyses of the new stone and other Washington Diamond stones are available here.
About Washington Diamond Corporation
Washington Diamonds Corporation grows its diamonds using Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) technology just outside Washington, DC. WDC’s lab produces high-quality diamonds in a few weeks that would take millions of years to form in nature – yet they are physically, optically and chemically indistinguishable from natural diamonds. Because WDC insists on the highest cutting standards, its diamonds are especially beautiful, but still cost about 25 percent less than mined diamonds of the same size, cut and quality. WDC is proud that its diamonds are conflict-free and made in America and inscribes each of its stones Lab-Grown in the USA.
For more information, visit http://www.washingtondiamondscorp.com.