Guide to Lab-Grown Diamond

The concept of a Natural Diamond is comfortable and easy. Selecting natural diamonds entails an alluring passion and dependability that is rooted in centuries of tradition. 

Here’s some explanation on what you should consider when deciding between lab Grown diamonds vs natural diamonds.

What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

Laboratory diamonds are not synthetic diamonds. Lab grown diamonds look exactly like a natural diamond. They have the same properties as natural diamonds, the only difference being that they are lab grown while natural diamonds are formed in the earth. Synthetic diamonds are alternatives to natural and lab grown diamonds.

An artificial diamond  made under controlled conditions in a laboratory is known as a Lab grown diamond. Using common chemical vapor deposition or high pressure high temperature methods, lab technicians now create diamonds that are identical to natural diamond, they contain the same chemical and physical properties and are even certified by the Gemological Institute of America and the International Gemological Institute.

Are Lab Diamonds Real?

Lab Grown Diamonds are just as real as diamonds that are mined from the earth. They have shape, size, color and clarity grades, just like Natural Diamonds. Both Natural and Lab Grown Diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties and both come with diamond certifications.

Lab Diamonds vs. "Real" Diamonds - What are the Differences?

The differences between Natural Diamonds and Lab Grown Diamonds cannot be seen with the naked eye. Natural Diamonds have tiny amounts of nitrogen, while Lab Grown Diamonds have no nitrogen. This is actually one of the signifiers gemologists use to identify if a diamond is lab grown or natural.

Natural diamonds are created under the pressure of earth’s crust over millions of years, then they are mined, cut and polished. A Lab Grown Diamond is placed through the same circumstances, only in a lab setting. In fact, the process used to create a Lab Grown Diamond cuts down the grow time significantly, from millions of years to a couple of months. Then, the Lab Diamond is also cut and polished.

Pros of Buying a Lab Grown Diamond

The lab conditions are similar to those of natural diamonds, which take millions of years to form in the earth. The result is the same chemical and optical properties as a natural diamond. 

Because of the alternative that scientists offer for artificial diamonds, there is a shorter offer. in terms of diamonds in the consumer's hands. This reduces the costs for the end user. Therefore, laboratory-grown diamonds offer an inexpensive alternative to their natural counterpart. 

Lab technicians constantly monitor temperature and pressure to allow lab diamond seeds to grow. Hence, this type of stone would never take hundreds of years to grow. This means that buyers of laboratory diamonds have extensive options to choose from.

Laboratory culture means less environmental pollution, which means the diamond goes through fewer hands. It could ensure greater transparency about the creation of your diamond.

Are Lab Grown Diamonds more ethical? 

Some think Lab Grown Diamonds are more ethical because there is no mining involved. However, The Kimberley Process put in place in 2003, has successfully prevented the flow of conflict diamonds which Poetic Mind proudly support.

If your emphasis is not focused primarily on the resale value of the diamond, a Lab Grown Diamond is a good alternative to purchasing a more expensive Natural Diamond. To put it simply, you’ll get more bang for your buck.

Should I Get a Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between a Lab Grown Diamond and a Natural Diamond. The choice is completely up to you. The most popular items to take into consideration when making the choice include your budget, your significant other’s preference, and whether or not you prioritize resale value.
Some couples want to know that their lab diamond doesn't have to be mined from the earth. This may be because they prefer to leave the earth in its natural state or because they want conflict-free diamonds.

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