Top Questions and Answers About Lab Grown Diamonds – Skatells Jewelers

Top Questions and Answers About Lab Grown Diamonds

Are lab grown diamonds graded and certified like natural ones?

Diamonds, whether natural or lab created, are not certified by default. There are options for grading and assessing lab diamonds to quantify their features for easier shopping. We offer GIA grading reports, often referred to as diamond certification, for many of our center settings and loose lab grown diamonds. These certified lab diamonds will come with reporting of their optical qualities and any additional features of note.

Are lab created diamonds real diamonds?

Yes, lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. The biggest difference between lab grown diamonds and natural, earth made diamonds is their formation process. While natural diamonds are created deep in the earth, lab made diamonds are “grown” in a controlled laboratory setting. These lab diamonds have the same visual and chemical components, making them identical to natural diamonds.

Is there a difference between lab and synthetic diamonds?

Synthetic diamonds are simulants with different chemical compositions, such as cubic zirconia or moissanite. These materials have a different chemical structure compared to diamonds, making them behave differently when it comes to durability and appearance. Lab diamonds, on the other hand, are not synthetic diamonds. They are created in a laboratory setting and they have the same chemical composition as natural diamonds, making them equally brilliant and sturdy.

Are lab grown diamonds a good investment?

Depending on your jewelry priorities, lab grown diamonds can be a great choice. They offer the same optical and chemical properties as natural diamonds, but for a lower price point.

Can you tell the difference between natural and lab made diamonds?

Natural and lab manufactured diamonds are virtually indistinguishable, especially to the untrained and unaided eye. An expert jeweler may be able to tell the difference by looking at the gem’s inclusions and any special markings. But both natural and lab diamonds offer everlasting brilliance.

What are the benefits of lab grown diamonds?

Because diamonds made in laboratory settings can be produced at scale, they do not carry the same rarity as natural gems. This makes the price of lab diamonds much lower than natural ones. Lab created diamonds also offer additional benefits including ethical and environmental considerations.

Are diamonds made in laboratories safe to wear?

Yes, lab grown diamonds are just as durable as natural ones. They are a 10 on the Mohs scale, making them perfect for daily wear.

How are manufactured diamonds made?

Lab diamonds are most commonly made through one of two processes. They are either made through Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) or High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) methods. These methods both produce stunning diamonds of many shapes and sizes

Do these gems have value?

Natural diamonds carry value due to their rarity. But lab grown diamonds also have value in terms of their beauty and durability. Lab diamonds bring long-lasting brilliance to all types of jewelry. Because lab diamonds have no intrinsic rarity, they are priced lower than natural diamonds

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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