Lab grown diamonds are chemically identical to their natural alternatives and can be a more affordable option for those looking for a budget-friendly choice. Lab grown diamonds feature the same properties as naturals and are graded on the same standards of quality and color. Each of our lab grown diamond is Conflict Free, furthering our mission to cultivate a more ethical, transparent, sustainable, and compassionate jewelry industry.
Introduction to Lab-Grown Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds have considerably revolutionized the jewelry industry. With their lower price, these precious stones make luxury more accessible and offer a more ethical choice. Jewelers can create stunning pieces using lab-grown diamonds without compromising the visual appeal of the item. This appeals to a growing demographic of consumers who are conscious about their environmental impact and prefer sustainable, ethically-sourced products.
The quality and type of lab-grown diamonds are steadily improving, with colored diamonds, which are rare in nature, now easier and cheaper to produce. The spectrum of colors available makes the jewelry items even more appealing and unique.
Lab-grown diamonds in jewelry are not a trend but rather the reflection of a shift in consumer behavior towards ethical consumption and sustainability. As technology continues to improve, the popularity, accessibility, and variety of lab-grown
diamond jewelry will only increase.
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?
Laboratory-grown diamonds, also known as engineered or cultured diamonds are artificially produced but possess the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as naturally mined diamonds. They are created in a controlled laboratory environment using high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) or chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques. The process initiates with a diamond 'seed' being placed in a chamber of carbon-rich gas. The chamber is heated to extreme temperatures that force carbon atoms to form a diamond layer on the seed. This technique replicates the natural formation process where carbon atoms beneath the Earth's crust would reorganize into diamonds under extreme pressure and temperature.
Lab-grown diamonds present a more sustainable and ethically responsible alternative to natural diamonds for several reasons. Firstly, they eliminate the dire environmental and humanitarian consequences associated with diamond mining. They also significantly reduce the cost of diamond production, making them a more affordable option, as lab-grown diamonds can cost 30% to 40% less than naturally mined diamonds.
Lab Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds
Without specialized equipment, you won't be able to tell the difference between a lab grown or a natural diamond — they appear the same. The only noticeable difference between them is their origin: one was formed deep within the Earth, the other was grown in a lab.
Our lab grown diamonds display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds, and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle. Lab created diamonds may exhibit different trace elements than natural diamonds that do not affect the appearance of the diamond. Lab created diamonds can be distinguished from natural diamonds only with tests using specialized equipment.
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Certified and Graded?
Lab grown diamonds are certified the same way natural diamonds are. Gemological graduates at institutions such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the International Gemological Institute (IGI) determine the 4C's (cut, color, clarity, and carat grades) of individual gemstones before providing a physical or digital report.