15-minute diamonds!

Devil’s Advocate
1 min readMay 23, 2024

Scientists Can Now Make Diamonds in 15 Minutes!

Scientists just developed a groundbreaking method to grow diamonds in a whopping — 15 minutes! This is a game-changer for the diamond industry, potentially making lab-grown diamonds more accessible and affordable.

Diamonds: Not Forever, Just Pressured

Natural diamonds take billions of years to form under extreme pressure and heat deep within the Earth. This new technique bypasses that whole waiting thing. Researchers used a special chamber and a gallium-nickel-iron mixture (with a sprinkle of silicon) to create the perfect environment for diamond growth under normal atmospheric pressure.

Tiny But Mighty

While these lab-grown diamonds are still microscopic, the ability to create them so quickly opens doors for various applications. Think industrial uses for diamond’s extreme hardness, or even creating custom-made diamond features for electronics.

But Wait, There’s More!

This research is still in its early stages, and there are questions about the scalability and cost-effectiveness of large-scale production.

But hey, the future of diamonds is looking a lot faster (and potentially more affordable) than ever before! What do you think about this breakthrough? Would you rock a lab-grown diamond?

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