Know How Chinese Scientists Turned Peonies into Diamonds

By: | April 25th, 2024

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Redefining Diamond Creation

In a groundbreaking advancement, scientists in China have successfully created a diamond using carbon elements derived entirely from red peonies. This 3-carat diamond marks a significant first in the field of artificial diamond production.

The unique gem, cultivated by Luoyang Time Promise Co., a company specializing in synthetic diamonds, was unveiled in Luoyang, China. The project involved collaboration with the Luoyang National Peony Garden, which supplied the peonies, including a rare 50-year-old bloom.

“The diamond is valued at 300,000 yuan. It is cultivated from peonies using our biogenic carbon extraction technology, subjected to high temperature and pressure, and then cultivated,” said Wang Jing, CEO of Luoyang Time Promise Co.

Innovation in Bloom: The Science Behind Organic Diamond Synthesis

While the specifics of the process are complex, the company revealed that it involves extracting carbon elements from the flowers using a special device that breaks down the chemical bonds between carbon atoms. These elements are then reorganized to form the diamond structure.

This breakthrough paves the way for the creation of diamonds with a unique backstory. The ability to use organic materials like flowers raises the possibility of creating personalized diamonds, potentially imbuing them with sentimental value.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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