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Lab Grown Diamond Guide

Lab-grown diamonds offer a compelling alternative to traditional diamonds. In this comprehensive guide, we will unveil the wonders of these captivating gems, exploring their creation process, qualities, and how they compare to their mined counterparts.

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What are Lab Grown Diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds are created in a laboratory using advanced technology that replicates the conditions under which diamonds form naturally deep within the Earth. These diamonds possess the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds. They are a beautiful and sustainable alternative to mined diamonds, offering the same brilliance and fire without the environmental and ethical concerns often surrounding traditionally mined stones.

Why buy Lab Created Diamonds?

  1. VALUE
    Get more sparkle for your money! Lab-grown diamonds offer the same brilliance as natural diamonds but at a significantly lower price. This allows you to choose a larger diamond for the same budget.

  2. QUALITY
    Lab-grown diamonds boast the same captivating brilliance and fire as their mined counterparts. They are virtually indistinguishable to the naked eye, as they are graded on the same scale set for natural diamonds.

  3. ETHICAL
    Lab-grown diamonds offer a compelling ethical alternative to traditionally mined diamonds as they eliminate the risk of contributing to unethical practices that can be associated with the mined diamond industry.
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How are Lab Diamonds made?

Lab-grown diamonds are created using cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural conditions. There are two primary methods: High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). HPHT uses immense pressure and heat to transform carbon into a diamond crystal around a tiny diamond seed. CVD involves heating carbon-rich gases in a vacuum chamber, causing carbon atoms to release and layer onto a diamond seed, gradually building up the diamond crystal. Both methods produce diamonds that are chemically and optically identical to those mined from the Earth.

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Lab Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

Lab diamonds and natural diamonds are virtually indistinguishable to the naked eye. They share the same chemical composition, hardness, brilliance, and fire. The key differences lie in their origins and environmental impact. Natural diamonds are formed deep within the Earth over billions of years, while lab diamonds are created in a controlled environment within a matter of weeks. Lab diamonds offer a more ethical and sustainable alternative, often available at a lower cost than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality.

Discover Lab Grown Diamonds

Explore the world of ethically sourced and sustainable beauty with our dazzling collection. Speak to our knowledgeable diamond specialists, book a free consultation, or visit us in-store to discover the perfect diamond for you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Learn More About Lab Grown Diamonds

Yes, ethically and sustainably lab diamonds are better for the environment. They are also more cost effective and are as durable as traditional diamonds while not compromising on looks.

Yes, lab diamonds are chemically the same as mined diamonds, so they will still test as a diamond on a diamond tester.

Of course, even though they aren’t as rare as mined diamonds, lab created diamonds can still hold a lot of value. So getting your diamonds insured is still important, especially if the ring has emotional significance - such as an engagement ring.

Yes, lab grown diamonds can come in colourless as well as fancy coloured varieties.

As lab grown diamonds are still a new creation to hit the jewellery market, no one can accurately say how their value will fluctuate in the future.

The best diamond grading bodies depend on person to person and jeweller to jeweller as everyone sees each one to have their strengths and weaknesses. If you want to know more about diamond certifications speak to one of our specialists.

Yes, you can definitely buy lab-grown diamonds with financing options. This can be a convenient way to spread the cost of your purchase over time and make it more manageable for your budget. For more information - click here

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