Lab Grown Diamonds are identical to mined diamonds sharing the same physical, chemical and optical properties as their natural counterparts. Materials such as Moissanite, Cubic Zirconia (CZ), White Sapphire, YAG, etc. are simulants that simply attempt to "look" like a diamond.
Lab Grown Diamond technology replicates the conditions necessary to grow a diamond crystal above the Earth's surface. A small diamond seed is placed in a tightly-controlled environment where the rough diamond grows, atom-by-atom,layer-by-layer, recreating the natural process. Like mined diamonds, grown diamonds emerge as rough. They are polished using the same equipment and techniques; producing the same brilliance, sparkle, fire and scintillation. The only difference, is origin.
Type IIA Diamonds
Diamond type is a method of scientifically classifying diamonds, both grown and mined, by the level and type of their chemical impurities.Type IIa diamonds make up 1-2%of all mined diamonds. Type lla diamonds are almost or entirely devoid of impurities. A colorless Lab Grown Diamond is classified as type IIa which is considered to be the purest form of diamond known to man.
A Socially Responsible Choice
There are many reasons to consider a grown diamond as an alternative to mined diamonds. Grown diamonds are manufactured in an advanced facility using modest amounts of energy. Compared to mining diamonds, this growing process has very little direct impact on the environment. Grown diamonds are a responsible choice for environmentally conscious consumers.
Those who aspire to make socially responsible purchasing decisions have concerns regarding "conflict" diamonds. Lab Grown Diamonds are fully disclosed as lab-grown with a guaranteed origin. Full disclosure and commitment to transparency assure that our Lab Grown Diamonds are conflict-free.
Lab Grown diamonds offer the bonus of selecting a beautiful diamond for yourself or for a loved one at 20%-40% less than a comparable mined diamond. Select a Lab Grown diamond and get a luxury item at a discounted price.
Lab Grown Diamonds are graded to the same specifications as mined diamonds and accompanied by Diamond Grading Report
These certificates are identical to mined diamond certificates including grading of the 4C's along with full disclosure of the grown diamond origin.
A laboratory grown diamond is man-made but features the same optical and physical properties as a natural diamond including its chemical composition, refractive index and 4C's. The only difference is its point of origin as one is grown above ground while the other is extracted from the ground.