What is a Lab Grown Diamond?
Lab grown diamonds are no different than natural diamonds, they just have a different origin. Lab grown diamonds are growing in popularity because they are more affordable and hold all of the perks of natural diamonds, aside from the fact that they do not come from nature.
Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real?
Lab grown diamonds are real. The only thing that separates them from natural diamonds is that they are created in a lab. They have all of the same physical properties of natural diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are often referred to as synthetic because they are created in a laboratory, but do not misunderstand the term synthetic to mean fake.
The process to produce lab grown diamonds is extremely similar to the process of natural diamonds. There are two different processes used within labs, high-pressure high-temperature(HPHT), and chemical vapor deposition.
Are Lab Grown Diamonds Rated & Certified?
Lab grown diamonds are rated certified using the same process that natural diamonds use. The diamonds are sent to a gem lab that specializes in grading diamonds. Most labs use the four Cs to rate lab grown diamonds, which consists of cut, clarity, color, and carat.
These factors are used to judge how well the final product has been cut down from its original form into a jewel. This includes how clear the diamond is, if any flaws are apparent, and the size of the diamond.
Benefits of Lab Grown Diamonds
One of the most talked about benefits of lab grown diamonds is the costs associated with them. While lab grown diamonds are still not cheap in terms of production cost, the price a consumer pays will be less, typically by 20-30% when compared to natural diamonds.
Lab grown diamonds skip the mining process that is in a typical supply chain of natural diamonds, since they are produced in a lab. This leads to a lower cost for the end consumer because ultimately the diamond is touching less hands so to speak.
There is also a conversation to be had about being more ethical. Natural diamonds have often been associated with unethical production practices. If you are a consumer who is conscious of this kind of thing, then a lab grown diamond will give you more peace of mind.
Lab grown diamonds are also more friendly to the environment, which is something that is becoming more and more important in modern times. Mining natural resources has a big impact on the environment. Diamond mining companies have put forth efforts to reduce their impact on the environment, but lab grown diamonds still have less of a negative impact on the environment. To put it simply, creating a diamond in a lab takes less energy than it does to dig it out of the ground.
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