Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab grown diamonds, also known as man-made diamonds, are surging in popularity, so much so that we’ve introduced them to our jewellery range at Angelic Diamonds. Whether you’re shopping for a halo engagement ring, diamond wedding band or a cluster pendant, you can now decide whether you’d like your jewellery to feature a natural or lab grown diamond.
If you’re new to lab grown diamonds, here’s everything you need to know about the beautiful gemstone to help you make the right decision for your piece of jewellery.
Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds?
Yes, lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. Both types of diamond have the exact same chemical and optical properties. They also both adhere to the 4Cs: cut, clarity, colour and carat. The only difference between the two diamonds is how they’re made.
How are lab grown diamonds made?
Lab grown diamonds are created by mimicking the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop deep within the earth. Man-made diamonds start out as a tiny carbon seed. Extreme heat and intense pressure is then applied to the seed using advanced technological equipment and over time, a rough diamond is formed.
The rough diamond is cut and polished according to your specifications, before inserting it securely into the setting of your choice. We then package your diamond jewellery into one of our luxury boxes and ship it straight to your door
What do lab grown diamonds look like?
Lab grown diamonds and natural diamonds look identical. They share the same sparkle, brilliance, colour, cut and clarity. If you’re concerned people will be able to tell you’re wearing a lab grown diamond, don’t be. Even a qualified gemologist can’t tell the difference between lab grown and natural diamonds simply by looking at them.
It takes a diamond expert, using highly specialised equipment, to truly tell a lab grown diamond from a natural diamond.
Are lab grown diamonds as strong as natural diamonds?
Just as lab grown and natural diamonds look alike, they’re also equally strong, hard and durable. As they’re chemically identical, they both score a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Either type of diamond is guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Are they cheaper?
Yes, lab grown diamonds are cheaper than natural diamonds. Creating lab grown diamonds requires fewer overheads than natural diamonds, making them cheaper to source. We’re happy to pass these savings onto you.
This makes lab grown diamonds an excellent choice for anyone with a small budget.
The choice is yours
Lab grown and natural diamonds are almost identical in every way. Neither is better than the other. The only real difference is lab grown diamonds are created in a lab, while natural diamonds are created within the earth. The type of diamond you choose is a very personal decision and it’s ultimately down to you.
If you need any more help or advice on choosing the best type of diamond for your jewellery, please get in touch and one of our experts will be happy to help.