What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

By Anna Gorelick

The allure of diamonds is undeniable. They have always been a symbol of love, commitment, and luxury. The great news is that with scientific advancements, we have more options than ever before when choosing to add a little bit of sparkle to our collection.

Did you know that traditional mined and lab grown diamonds are chemically identical? It’s true! The biggest difference between the two is how they are created. Traditional mined diamonds were formed by the earth over billions of years while lab grown diamonds are created in a lab in a matter of weeks.

In fact, lab grown diamonds are higher in quality than their natural counterparts. This means fewer flaws and larger sizes. Lab-grown diamonds also offer greater customization offering a wider variety of shapes and colors. This a due to the high degree of control that exists in the laboratory setting.

This also makes for a clearer understanding of the diamond’s history. Creating a diamond in a lab is a far less complicated process than excavating one from the earth. Because of this, consumers can be more confident that the diamond they cherish was ethically sourced and was produced in a more environmentally friendly matter. And we haven’t gotten to the best part.

The price! Perhaps the most exciting aspect of lab grown diamonds is their price point. Traditional diamond mining is an expensive process. Lab grown diamonds are a much more cost-effective alternative. This means that people can purchase larger, higher-quality diamonds at a fraction of the price, making diamond jewelry more accessible. Afterall, no one wants to lose an arm and a leg over adding a little glamor to their look.

Lab grown diamonds truly are a scientific modern marvel.  So whether you're in the market for an engagement ring, a pair of earrings, or just a little bit of shimmer to brighten up your day, lab-grown diamonds are an exciting alternative to traditional mined diamonds.

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