Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. Rather than being mined from the earth they are grown in a laboratory. They are chemically identical to natural diamonds and are a more affordable option. They are about 60% less than the price than natural diamonds with the same specs. Read on to learn more.
Why Choose Lab Grown Diamonds?
100 sq ft of land is impacted and almost 6,000 lbs of mineral waste is created for every carat of natural diamond that is mined.
Lab grown diamonds are more cost-effective than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality with savings upto 60%.
Lab grown diamonds have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds. Given their affordability, consumers may purchase higher quality diamonds.
Lab Grown Diamonds…
- Are real
- Are also known as man-made diamonds or lab created diamonds
- Have all of the physical and chemical properties of a mined diamond
Lab Grown Diamonds Are…
- NOT fake
- NOT cubic zirconias (CZs)
- NOT moissanite
- NOT a diamond simulant
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Certified & Graded?
Lab grown diamonds are certified using the same process as mined diamonds. All of our diamonds are certified with either the International Gemological Institute (IGI) or the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The grading of all diamonds, natural or lab grown, focus on the color, clarity, cut, and carat weight of each gemstone. Each diamond is graded independently by several gemologists at the lab. IGI has been grading lab grown diamonds longer than GIA and is considered the best certification for lab grown diamonds. GIA has started to fully grade lab grown diamonds as of 2019, however, GIA lab grown certificates are less common than IGI lab grown certificates.
Customers looking for a mining-free alternative or a larger stone within their budget may prefer lab diamonds as they are generally at a lower price point compared to naturally mined options. As with any gemstone, the resale value can vary over time. Since lab diamonds are a more recent introduction to the market, there is more uncertainty on future pricing, when compared to natural diamonds.
Lab created diamonds offer excellent value, and are more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality.
Yes, just like a mined diamond, lab created diamonds can be insured. We provide an appraisal with our fine jewelry purchases which can then be used to insure them.
This is a standard part of the growing process. Some lab grown diamonds receive an extra dose of high temperature and high pressure after growing, just as naturally growing diamonds would be under extreme heat and pressure in the earth as it grows. Please note, only a selection of our diamonds include treatment on the certificate. Some diamonds may be treated but this will not be declared on the certificate.