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Are Lab-Grown Diamonds ‘Real’?

In today’s world, there are many diamond knock-offs out there in the market and it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s fake. With the advent of technology, scientists are now able to create Lab-Grown Diamonds which are, in fact, real diamonds. They are chemically, physically, and optically identical to natural diamonds formed within the earth. Scientists produce these diamonds using a process called Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). In this process, carbon-rich vapors are distilled, depositing carbon atoms onto a diamond seed crystal. The resulting chemical reaction “grows” the diamonds, which equal natural diamonds in fire, hardness, and brilliance.

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Benefits of Created Diamonds

Price: Depending on size and quality, they usually cost between 15-30% less than natural diamonds.

Ethical Appeal: For consumers concerned about ethical issues surrounding mined diamonds (whether real or imagined), lab-grown diamonds present an attractive alternative.

Our supplier for lab-created diamonds ensures that each diamond comes with a certificate from the Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL) as well as a unique inscription number on the girdle (similar to GIA). Just like natural diamonds, these lab-grown diamonds differ from one another in terms of cut, clarity, colour and carat weight.

If you’re looking to save some money and don’t mind that your diamond was grown in a lab rather than mined, check out our inventory of lab-grown diamonds here. Remember, you’re still getting a REAL diamond and you might even keep a few bucks in your pocket!

For more information on lab-grown diamonds, feel free to contact us anytime or click here to learn about the detailed process.