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What are Lab Grown Diamonds?

Physically, Optically, Chemically the same as Earth Mined Diamonds


Real Diamonds, Real Savings

You can expect to save 10-30% or more from a comparable Earth Mined Diamond. That number can vary because of the limited quantities of Lab Grown Diamonds. Lab Grown Diamonds go through the same cutting process which includes analyzing the rough, planning, cleaving or sawing, bruting, polishing, and final inspection. Because of this, Lab Grown Diamonds are subject to many of the same elements that affect the prices of Earth Mined Diamonds. Also, its important to keep in mind that they are grown in expensive plasma reactors by physicist's using very advanced technology. The cost to produce Lab Grown Diamonds is comparable with the cost of mining them from the Earth. The difference is they touch less hands in the supply chain. We purchase most of our Lab Grown Diamonds from Pure Grown Diamonds, the larger producer of Lab Grown Diamonds in the world. 

The Most Eco-Friendly Diamond on Planet Earth.

Lab Grown Diamonds are an optimal choice for environmentally conscious consumers. While it still takes energy to grow the diamonds, there is very minimal environmental impact and a small carbon footprint when compared to an open pit mine. It also creates high-tech jobs with safe working conditions.


Hand-Selected Lab Grown Diamonds

Just because it is grown in a plasma reactor, it does not mean it meets our strict standards. We sort through hundreds of diamonds before finding the ideal cuts we present to you. While color and clarity are a personal preference, cut should never be sacrificed. The brilliance depends on it! Well cut diamonds sparkle better which means more compliments for you and your loved one.

Grown Above Ground Instead of Below

 Lab Grown Diamonds are identical to mined diamonds and share the same physical, chemical and optical properties as their mined counterparts. Materials such as Moissanite, Cubic Zirconia (CZ), White Sapphire, YAG, etc. are simulants that simply attempt to “look” like a diamond. They lack the sparkle and durability of a diamond. Simulants are easily indentifiable. Even a trained Gemologist cannot tell the difference between a Lab Grown Diamond and an Earth Mined Diamond. Advanced equipment is required to determine a diamond's origin.


When it comes to conflict free, Lab Grown Diamonds provide a traceable point of origin and ensure that no human right violations have taken place in the process of growing, cutting, and distributing.   

Lab Reports

All of our Lab Grown Diamonds are graded by an independent third party. IGI (International Gemological Institute) is the most common grading lab we use. In addition to the lab report, ALL of our lab grown diamonds are laser inscribed on the girdle with the lab report number and the pre-fix LG to signify they are Lab Grown. We firmly believe in full disclosure of every diamond we offer. 

Lab grown, Man made, Synthetic  VS. Simulant

There are many terms used to describe diamonds grown in a lab. There is debate over the use of the term synthetic because it can be easily misinterpreted for simulant which is incorrect.  Lab Grown Diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically diamond. They are simply grown above ground instead of below ground. In fact, they require a diamond seed to grow. Simulants DO NOT have the same wear-ability and durability as diamond.  Simulants may try to be passed off on the internet as a "Lab Grown Diamond" but if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. 

Type IIa Diamond

Typically reserved for royalty, type lla diamonds are the most rare form of diamond found in nature and are almost or entirely devoid of impurities. Less than 2% of all Earth Mined Diamonds are type IIa. All of our colorless(white) Lab Grown Diamonds are type IIa. Colored diamonds contain trace elements that give the diamond its color. Boron gives you blue diamonds, Nitrogen yellow diamonds, and other combinations of trace elements create the orange, red, and greens. Pink diamonds are the rarest of colored diamonds and even to this day scientists are still not 100% sure where the pink color comes from (check out this article from the BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30584361 ). Natural Pink diamonds contain no impurities so it is not trace elements that give them their color. It is estimated that only 1 in every 10,000 diamonds mined is a fancy colored diamond and only 1% of those are pink diamonds. Now, for the first time, you have access to buy beautiful colored Lab Grown Diamonds at a fraction of the cost. You can easily save 90% or more on pink colored Lab Grown Diamonds when compared to natural Earth Mined colored diamond.



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