Lab-Grown Diamond Education
Lab-Grown Diamond Education
UNDERSTANDING LAB GROWN DIAMONDS

What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

Lab Grown Diamonds are alike natural diamonds in every way except that they are grown in a laboratory versus that in the earth’s crust that takes millions of years to form. They have the exact same chemical composition and physical properties as natural diamonds. A lab-grown diamond is also known as created diamonds, lab-created diamond, man-made diamonds, cultured diamonds, and engineered diamonds. Created lab diamonds are grown in highly-controlled laboratory conditions that replicate the earth’s environment. These man made diamonds have the same chemical makeup, crystal structure, optical and physical properties as of earth’s natural counterparts. Being of the same makeup, a lab diamond will exhibit the same strength, brilliance and fire.

With path-breaking success in lab grown diamond production technology, these diamonds are now widely available as excellent option and are more value for money.

At DiamondStuds.com, we offer a wide selection of lab grown diamonds to choose from in addition to our previous natural diamond options. All our diamond jewelry is now available with lab grown diamonds and is covered by our same 30-day risk free shopping policy as our natural diamonds.

A NEW ERA FOR DIAMOND JEWELRY

How are Lab Grown Diamonds made?

Lab grown diamonds are made in laboratories using one of two methods.

HPHT and CVD diamonds

HPHT: HIGH PRESSURE AND HIGH TEMPERATURE

HPHT is a technique in which diamonds are created in roughly the same conditions as of Earth’s mantle where natural diamond crystals are formed. The ‘seed’ grows in cuboctahedron shape and have 14 different growth directions. HPHT is used to enhance diamonds clarity and color.

CVD: CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

CVD is a technique in which diamonds are grown from a hydrocarbon gas mixture similar to how diamonds form in interstellar gas clouds. The ‘seed’ grows in a cubic shape and only has one growth direction. CVD is used to produce diamonds with high clarity and color.

Lab Grown diamonds are of the same physical, chemical and optical properties as earth-mined diamonds. Rather than being mined from the earth, they are grown in a laboratory above ground with highly advanced technologies. Leaving the earth undisturbed, these stunning lab created diamonds dazzle with the same unique fire and brilliance as natural diamonds. More value for money than their natural counterparts, lab grown diamonds offer that same brilliance and sparkle as earth-mined diamonds.

YES, IT IS A REAL DIAMOND

Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real Diamonds?

Yes, lab diamonds are real diamonds as they are made from the same cubic crystalline chemical composition and exhibit the same physical properties as natural diamonds. Just like natural diamonds, Lab grown diamonds are rated and priced as per the 4cs – cut, color, clarity and carat. There is no visual differentiation under a jewelry magnification loupe.

LAB GROWN DIAMOND VS NATURAL DIAMOND

What is the difference between natural diamonds and Lab Grown diamonds?

Lab Grown diamonds are of the same physical, chemical and optical properties as earth-mined diamonds. Leaving the earth undisturbed, these stunning lab created diamonds dazzle with the same unique fire and brilliance.

The main difference is the formation process where one is made in a specialized laboratory and a more controlled environment that allows them to be produced in larger quantities, with fewer defects and eliminates the mining process. Thus they are not rare like their natural counterparts and it makes them a more affordable option. A natural diamond is formed in the earth’s crust over millions and millions of years and needs to be mined and then cut before it can be set in the jewelry piece. As scientists have no control over what is mined from the earth’s crust, natural diamonds are rare and more expensive.

LAB GROWN DIAMONDS VS SIMULANTS

What is the difference between Lab Grown diamonds and diamond simulants?

The two main diamond simulants – Moissanites and cubic zirconia may be optically similar but are not made of the same physical structure, carbon crystals like diamonds. They do not have the same chemical composition and physical properties as a natural diamond making them available at a very cheap price. Any person educated in gemological training or fine jewelry training will be able to spot the difference just with the naked eye when viewing simulants vs a lab created a diamond.

LAB GROWN DIAMOND GRADING AND CERTIFICATION

How are Lab Grown Diamonds Certified and Graded?

Just like natural diamonds, Lab grown diamonds are graded as per the 4cs – cut, color, clarity and carat. Independent diamond grading laboratories like IGI grade and certify lab grown diamonds and their reports clearly indicate if the diamond is a Lab Grown Diamond.

At DiamondStuds.com, we carry a wide selection of IGI certified Lab grown Diamonds.

FAQ

Are Lab Grown Diamonds cheaper than natural diamonds?

Yes, as lab grown diamonds are not rare and can be produced on a large scale thus they are not as expensive as natural diamonds.

Do Lab grown Diamonds test as real diamond on a diamond tester?

Yes, lab diamonds have the same chemical composition and physical characteristics as a natural diamond and thus they are real diamonds. The diamond tester also identifies them as real diamonds.

Do lab grown diamonds get cloudy or darken over time?

No this is a myth. Lab Grown Diamonds are as durable as a natural diamond and have identical chemical and physical characteristics. Just like natural diamonds, Lab grown diamond s do not fade or darken or loose color over a period of time.

Where can I buy Lab grown Diamonds?

At DiamondStuds.com, we offer a wide selection on lab grown diamond jewelry. Shop Lab grown Diamond studs, lab grown diamond pendants, lab grown diamond rings.

Are Lab Grown Diamonds a good investment?

Natural diamonds are rare and are more expensive. Lab grown diamonds are a popular choice among customers as they are more value for money.

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