What is a lab grown diamond?

Neil Watson

A lab grown diamond is a diamond that is grown by man in a diamond growing facility. Diamonds have been grown since the 1950’s but only recently has the technology improved that they can now grow high grade gem grade quality diamonds that are suitable for jewellery. These lab-grown diamonds have the same chemical, physical and optical properties as their mined counterparts. 

Why would I purchase a Lab grown diamond instead of a mined diamond? 

Lab grown diamonds are substantially cheaper to purchase than their mined counterparts, approximately %50-70. This means that for the same money you can get a bigger or better quality diamond in lab-grown than you could in mined. 

Are lab-grown diamonds certified? 

Exactly the same as mined diamonds only some lab-grown diamonds are certified. The most popular certification that we use in store for lab grown diamonds at the moment is IGI, which stands for ‘International Gemmological Institute’.

Can I make my own jewellery using lab grown diamonds? 

Of course you can, we treat our lab-grown diamonds exactly the same as our mined diamonds. We can create the perfect design for you that feature lab-grown diamonds, whether it is rings, pendants or earrings. 

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