What are lab diamonds, and how are they made?

Lab diamonds are diamonds grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that mimic the conditions in which diamonds naturally develop in the earth’s crust.

Lab diamonds are made from actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure, and since they are made of the same material as natural diamonds, they have the same physical, chemical and optical properties and exhibit the same fire, sparkle and scintillation as a natural diamond.

They also offer the added benefits of minimal environmental impact and great value.

Consumers, and even experts, cannot tell a lab diamond apart from a natural diamond with just the naked eye.

 Lab diamonds can only be distinguished from natural diamonds using specialized equipment that can detect the minor differences in trace elements and crystal growth.

Lab diamonds usually cost about 20-40% less than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality.

Each lab diamond is unique and, like their natural counterparts, are graded accordingly using the 4 C’s scale: cut, color, clarity and carat weight.

Since lab diamonds are made of the same material and have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as mined diamonds, there is no difference in terms of wear and tear.

Just like natural diamonds, they are rated 10 on the MOHS hardness scale and can only be scratched by another diamond.

Consumers are increasingly informed about and influenced by the social and environmental impact of their purchases – in fact, one in three Americans base their brand decisions on alignment with personal values, according to a recent study by MWW Group.

Consumers are drawn to lab-created diamonds because they are beautiful, responsible and affordable. They are a great option for consumers aiming to minimize their environmental impact. Overall, many consumers are drawn to the beauty and affordability of lab diamonds and are intrigued by the innovative technology behind them.

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