Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab Grown Diamonds

What are lab-grown diamonds? 

            As it sounds, lab-grown diamonds are grown in a lab by scientists. As a result, they are chemically and physically identical to natural diamonds and are the same on the hardness scale. In comparison, mined diamonds are found in nature and take billions of years to grow, while lab-grown diamonds can be grown in just a few weeks. 

           Lab-grown, also known as synthetic diamonds, have the same brilliance, sparkle, and mineral properties as top-tier mined diamonds and can only be distinguished with tests using specialized equipment.


How big can a lab-grown diamond be? Do they come in different colors?

          There are two main processes used to create lab-grown diamonds. One is High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT), and the other is Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

           Lab-grown diamonds can come in pink, blue, yellow, and white, like mined diamonds.


How are they made? Do they come in any colors?

         Lab Grown Diamonds can be grown to any size. However, the longer the process, the bigger the diamond gets. Currently, the largest lab-grown diamond ever is 155 carats. Once the diamond is grown, it is cut just like any other diamond into any typical shapes you expect.

        Lab-grown diamonds can come in pink, blue, yellow, and white, like mined diamonds. 


How are they different from cubic zirconia or simulated diamonds?

          While they may look similar, diamond simulants (like cubic zirconia) are chemically not diamonds. Instead, they’re entirely different gems and materials.On the other hand, lab-grown diamonds are chemically the same as natural diamonds, but their growing process is by science in a lab.


Why aren't they as expensive as mined diamonds?

        Mined diamonds are formed for up to three billion years hundreds of miles below the Earth's surface. Lab Grown Diamonds can be made repeatedly in a lab, resulting in lower-cost diamonds.


Why should I choose a lab-grown diamond over a mined diamond?

       Since we've covered that lab-grown diamonds are the same chemically and physically as mined diamonds, the choice comes down to your preference. Lab-grown diamonds are viewed as more ethical and environmentally friendly because they bypass the traditional mining process. In addition, because the price of lab-grown diamonds is less than mined diamonds, you can get more sparkle for your dollar! Many customers like getting a bigger diamond and being Earth-friendly, while some prefer the mined. What would you choose?


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