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LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
A question we get asked a lot is: ‘Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds?’ The answer is YES!
The only thing that makes a lab grown diamond different from a mined diamond, is its origin. They’re not fakes, they’re not cubic zirconias. They have exactly the same physical and chemical properties that a mined diamond does.
You may hear lab created diamonds referred to as 'synthetic', 'man-made' or 'curated'. While none of these terms are technically inaccurate, they may be part of the reason people believe lab grown diamonds aren't 'real'.
But we're here to tell you exactly how they are...
WHERE SCIENCE MEETS BEAUTY
The process of creating a lab grown diamond always begins with a seed. Using cutting edge technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process, a small piece of diamond is placed into a controlled environment with the heat, pressure and gases needed for a new diamond to grow around it.
Just like diamonds mined from the earth it starts out rough and uncut so will go through the same processes before being set into a ring - they even develop their own natural inclusions. And when it comes to grading a lab grown diamond, the process is done in exactly the same way a mined one would.
AN OVERVIEW OF...
THE BENEFITS OF LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
✨ More eco friendly:
Lab grown diamonds cause no land disturbance or mineral waste .
✨ Ethically sourced:
All in all, mined diamonds result in 1 injury for every 1,000 workers annually, while lab grown diamonds result in zero.
✨ Competitively priced:
No diamond is free, but due to the shorter supply chain, lab grown diamonds can be anywhere from 20-30% less expensive than mined diamonds.
All diamonds require resources, however many lab grown diamonds require less - especially if the energy used to power the machinery is from renewable sources.
Paired with a smaller supply chain and a smaller journey from rough diamond to ring, lab grown diamonds are a great choice if you're searching for more ethical and sustainable jewellery options.
A GOOD INVESTMENT AND...
As mentioned above, the supply chain for a lab grown diamond is much, much smaller than that of a mined one. Mined and lab grown diamonds have the exact same costs when it comes to cutting, polishing and inspection but by skipping the mining process, a lab grown diamond touches fewer hands, making it ultimately less expensive - not because the quality isn’t the same, which some people believe.
Lab grown diamonds boast the same brilliance, colour, uniqueness and personality of mined diamonds. It’s impossible to notice the difference unless you’re a gemologist analysing them under a microscope.
LAB GROWN VS MINED
It all boils down to what is important to you. You may choose a mined diamond because you feel they hold a certain significance, are traditional, and a wonder of nature. Or, you may be attracted to lab grown diamonds because you feel they signify a more modern love, the incredible progression of technology, and the important values of today.
Whichever you choose, the love it represents will always shine through.