Lab-Grown Diamonds Demystified
Natural and Lab-grown diamonds are both chemically and physically identical. What sets them apart is the rarity of natural diamonds. All the natural diamonds that will ever exist have already been created by nature.
Lab-grown diamonds can be created in limitless quantities and therein lies the reason that natural diamonds are significantly more expensive than lab-grown diamonds.
Only experts can tell the difference between lab-grown and natural diamonds, as it is impossible to identify with the naked eye.
Both natural and lab-grown diamonds are made of pure carbon in a cubic crystalline form. Because lab-created diamonds are controlled by man, theoretically there is no limit to how large they can grow. The longer they grow, the bigger they will get.
As technology in this field advances, it is credible for a lab-grown diamond to be grown, cut and set into jewellery in just a few weeks.
They are created in high-pressure chambers at high temperatures that, replicate the conditions in the earth’s crust. Through this process, carbon atoms arrange themselves in the structure of a diamond crystal, creating diamonds that are just as exquisite as those formed naturally over millions of years.
The best part of lab-created diamonds is their price. They generally cost about 30% less than their natural equivalents.
It is essential to understand that lab-created diamonds are not cubic zirconia or moissanite (common diamond simulants). These simulants are not made from carbon crystals and are much cheaper alternatives to diamonds of any kind.
If you would like to see some lab-created diamonds and compare them to natural diamonds for yourself, please let us know. You will be amazed at how beautiful, affordable and available lab-created stones are.