What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?
Many people ask: “Is a lab grown diamond the same as natural?” The answer is yes, a lab grown diamond has the exact same properties as a mined diamond, the only difference is origin. A lab grown diamond is created inside the controlled environment of a laboratory utilizing a natural diamond growing process. Sometimes called “Lab Created” or “Synthetic” diamonds, they are the exact same chemical, physical and optical properties as a natural diamond.
Advantages of Lab Grown Diamonds:
Eco Friendly - Since lab grown diamonds are created inside a laboratory, there is little to no impact on the environment.
Ethically Sourced - Every lab grown diamond is guaranteed to be ethically sourced.
Sustainable - Lab Grown diamonds promote sustainability due to their renewable nature.
Pricing - Lab Grown diamonds are significantly less expensive than natural.
Are Lab Grown Diamonds Certified:
Yes, all of our lab grown diamonds come with a certification from the GIA, IGI, or GCAL. Each certification lab will provide accurate and detailed information regarding the cut, color, clarity and physical properties of your lab grown diamond.
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made:
Lab grown diamonds are made using one of two methods of growing diamond “rough” (uncut diamond):
HPHT – “High Pressure, High Temperature” – Developed in the 1950’s, this is a process of mimicking how diamonds are formed in nature. A small seed diamond is placed inside carbon and subjected to enormous pressure and temperature. The carbon melts and is cooled to form a diamond.
CVD – “Chemical Vapor Deposition” – Developed in the 1980’s, CVD mimics the process of diamond formation in interstellar gas clouds. A gas chamber is filled with carbon rich vapor then heated to over 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. The result is the release of carbon pieces which then grow on to a small seed diamond placed inside the chamber.