A lab-grown diamond is equal in every way to one that was
created in the earth over thousands of years. A lab-grown diamond
is no less identical in physical makeup to a mined diamond than
a plant grown in a greenhouse compared to one grown in your
yard. The process may be different...but lab-grown diamonds are
identical in their physical makeup to those from the more
traditional method of production.
Lab-grown diamonds are not chemically synthesized. They are
crystalline forms of carbon that have the same physical, chemical
and optical properties as mined diamonds. And just like a mined
diamond, a lab-grown diamond is exposed to immense pressure
and heat in order to create a rough diamond. That rough diamond
is analyzed, marked, lasered, and then cut and polished using the
same techniques and equipment as a mined diamond.
Should Lab-Grown Diamonds Be Called Synthetic?
In its report issued in 2008, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
stated, "Laboratory-created gemstones are defined in the Jewelry
Guides as stones that possess essentially the same optical, physical,
and chemical properties as mined stones." The Guides also state
that the term â€œsyntheticâ€ is potentially confusing to consumers and
therefore determined that "laboratory-grown" would more clearly
communicate the nature of a stone as described in their report.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines "synthetic" as, "a substance
made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural
product". Lab-grown diamonds are not chemically synthesized.
The carbon crystals from which lab-grown diamonds originate
have physical, chemical and optical properties identical to mined
diamonds. In other words...THEY'RE TRULY DIAMONDS . . .
AND NOT SYNTHETIC!
But there are benefits of lab-grown diamonds you'll want to know
On average, lab-grown white diamonds are priced at about 25%
less than mined diamonds. Now the retail customer is being given
more options and flexibility in their diamond shopping experience.
Eco-friendly and Conflict Free
Grown in a controlled environment, each diamond is produced
using modest amounts of energy and with very little overall
environmental impact. they are 100% origin-guaranteed and fully disclosed as lab-grown.
All lab-grown white diamonds are Type IIa and are devoid of all
nitrogen, the chief impurity in mined diamonds.Yet, like mined
diamonds, all lab-grown diamonds are one-of-a-kind, no two alike.