Detonation Synthesis

5 December 2017 / Blog

Though naturally-occurring diamonds are formed deep below the surface of the earth over the course of billions of years, scientists are currently developing increasingly effective — and oftentimes amazing — ways of replicating this process in a short time. One of the most impressive discoveries, which garnered a 2012 IG Nobel Peace Prize, was the method of diamond creation known as detonation synthesis.

This process creates tiny “nanodiamonds” by triggering an oxygen-deprived explosion in a controlled chamber. These microscopic gemstones can be used for a wide variety of industrial and medical purposes, ranging from dry lubrication, to thermal filtering, to targeting chemotherapy.


Blog archive


Our consultants understand the emotional weight of making this important decision. To guide you through the process and help you create your never ending bond, please talk to us.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Track your order