What are lab diamonds?
Lab Grown Diamonds, also referred to as Lab Created or Man-Made Diamonds, are grown in an environment that mimics the heat and pressure that naturally creates diamonds in the Earth’s crust. Lab Grown diamonds are made of carbon atoms arranged in the diamond crystal structure, making them have the same chemical and physical characteristics of naturally mined diamonds. Only with advanced technology and testers can lab grown diamonds be distinguished from naturally mined diamonds. All Lab Grown diamonds come with a lab certification identifying them as lab created.
Lab Diamonds have the same chemical, physical, and optical appearance as mined diamonds. Lab diamonds can only be distinguished from natural diamonds through specialized tools and equipment. To the natural eye, there is no difference. Lab Diamonds have the same fire and brilliance as mined diamonds.
Why & How to choose a Lab-Grown Diamond
Conflict Free and Socially Responsible
Lab diamonds are grown in a controlled environment that removes them from being involved with any social conflict surrounding mining diamonds and precious stones.
Lab diamonds offer great value at a more affordable price than natural diamonds of the same quality and size. On average lab grown diamonds are between 30-40% less expensive than traditionally mined diamonds.
When it comes to choosing a Lab-Grown Diamond, the four C’s (carat, cut, color and clarity) still apply. For more information about choosing a Lab-Diamond based on the four C’s, click the link below.