Collection: Lab Diamond Collection

What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

Lab grown diamonds (also known as lab created diamonds or man made diamonds) are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop when they form in the mantle, beneath the Earth’s crust. These lab created diamonds consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Basically, they are created under a man made atmosphere but are composed exactly of the same compound of carbon atoms.

They have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle.

When buying finished jewelry, you have to take in count not only the cost of the diamonds but also the cost of gold. So in some pieces where the carat of diamonds is little and it has a lot of gold the price will not have a high impact when you compare naturals vs lab grown. You will see the impact of price in jewelry when buying big diamonds (1 ct or more) with less gold. For example: Earring Studs or Engagement Rings.


Pros and Cons

The Pros

  1. You’ll get a bigger diamond for the same budget. Lab grown diamonds are less expensive than natural diamonds for the same quality.
  2. Lab made diamonds will look the exact same - because they are chemically, physically, and optically the same. The only difference is their origin, and one cannot know where a diamond is from unless they use advanced equipment to test it.
  3. Lab grown diamonds are viewed as more sustainable and eco-friendly, as they don’t require mining.
  4. While lab diamonds use energy to create them, the environmental impact is reduced. 

The Cons

  1. Lab grown diamonds resale devaluates through time, because in the future there would be more lab grown diamonds and less natural diamonds - so if that matters, you may want to go with a natural diamond. Natural diamonds have been around for decades and have largely held value. You should expect your natural diamond to sell for less than retail value, but that value at wholesale has largely held steady.
  2. Even though lab and nat diamonds are chemically the same, the "natural" origin of a diamond makes it harder and more special to find.
  3. Manufacturers have to use a tremendous amount of energy to create lab-made diamonds.
  4. While they generate jobs for people in the labs, mined diamonds help provide a much bigger scale of jobs throughout the world. 

 

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  • Kendall Pear Shape Lab Diamond Studs 2.0 ct
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