Lab Grown Diamonds
A Lab Grown Diamond is equal in every way to one that was created in the earth over thousands of years. The process of creation may be different...but Lab Grown Diamonds are identical in their makeup to those from the more traditional method of production.
Lab Grown Diamonds are 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.
Are Lab Grown Diamonds Synthetic or Less "Real" than Mined Diamonds?
In 2008, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stated that "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 "synthetic" is potentially confusing to consumers as it implies that the stones are created by chemical synthesis to imitate a nature product. Laboratory-grown stones are created from carbon crystals with properties identical to mined diamonds. In other words, Lab Grown Diamonds are REAL Diamonds!
So What is the Benefit of Buying Lab Grown?
On average, Lab Grown White Diamonds are priced 25-40% less than mined diamonds, giving the customer more options and flexibility in their diamond shopping experience.
Grown in a controlled environment, each diamond is produced using modest amounts of energy and with very little overall environmental impact.
Lab Grown Diamonds are socially responsible, with a guaranteed origin and Lab Grown certification.
Like mined diamonds, all Lab Grown Diamonds are one-of-a-kind; no two diamonds are exactly the same. Lab Grown White Diamonds are processed without nitrogen, the chief impurity in mined diamonds.