About Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as man-made diamonds, are created in laboratories using advanced reactors that simulate the natural conditions under which diamonds form deep within the earth.
Physically, chemically, and optically, they are identical to natural diamonds. Consider lab-grown diamonds as akin to test tube babies; while their formation process may differ, the end result is the same. These diamonds are ethical and sustainable, offering a planet-friendly alternative to mined diamonds.

Physical Appearance:
There is no discernible difference between lab-grown and natural diamonds. Even trained jewelers, using the naked eye or standard microscopes, cannot distinguish between the two. Only specialized equipment and gemological labs can identify lab-grown diamonds. Furthermore, lab-grown diamonds do not alter in appearance over time; they do not fade, discolor, or cloud, ensuring their beauty remains timeless and eternal.

Chemical Composition:
Lab-grown diamonds have the exact same composition as naturally mined diamonds. The defining characteristic of any diamond is its crystalline structure of carbon atoms, which remains consistent whether the diamond is mined or lab-grown.

Lab-grown diamonds are significantly more affordable, retailing at a 60-75% discount compared to equivalent quality natural diamonds. The pricing of lab-grown diamonds is based on the same factors as mined diamonds: cut, color, clarity, and carat. Because lab-grown diamonds do not incur the costs associated with mining, this cost-saving advantage is passed on to consumers.

Grading and Certification:
Lab-grown diamonds are graded using the same criteria as mined diamonds and are certified by leading gemological labs such as IGI, GIA, SGL, and EGL.

Durability and Hardness:
Lab-grown diamonds match natural diamonds in hardness, strength, and durability, scoring a 10 on the Mohs Scale, making them suitable for passing down through generations.

4 Cs – Cut, Clarity, Carat AND Color:
Lab diamonds are characterized based on the 4Cs – Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat, just like natural diamonds. Each lab-grown diamond is unique, and while machines can create the right conditions for diamond growth, nature ultimately dictates the outcome. As with mined diamonds, there will be variations in color, clarity, and carat size in every piece.