THIS INFOGRAPHIC CONTAINS ALL THE FACTS YOU NEED WHEN LEARNING ABOUT LAB GROWN DIAMONDS, INCLUDING A COMPARIOSON BETWEEN LAB GROWN DIAMONDS AND MINED DIAMONDS, CUBIC ZIRCONIA (CZ), AND MOISSANITE.
WHAT ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS?
Laboratory-Grown (or lab-grown) diamonds are real diamonds that are grown inside a lab by scientists and specialists. These diamonds have identical physical, optical and chemical properties as a natural diamond. They emit the same fire, luster, scintillation, and sparkle.
The only difference between the two is how they are made.
Because lab-grown diamonds are cultivated in identical circumstances, they contain crystallized carbon atoms in identical structures that are typical of natural diamonds. While natural diamonds form thousands of miles beneath the Earth’s crust, man-made diamonds are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technology to recreate the identical conditions under which natural diamonds develop in the Earth’s mantle, beneath the crust.
LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS VS MINED DIAMONDS
The known difference between lab-grown and earth mined diamonds is their ‘origin’, i.e. one is created in a lab and the other is naturally formed in the earth’s mantle. While lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds are optically, physically and chemically identical, the true difference is the rarity of natural diamonds that sets them apart. There is limited supply of naturally created diamonds present on earth, especially natural diamonds of large sizes and high-quality. On the other hand, lab-grown diamonds can be made in huge quantities over a few weeks. Because of how lab-grown diamonds are manufactured and our ability to keep making more in the future, they are prices lower than natural diamonds.
However, lab grown and natural diamonds are both real and can only be told apart by an expert with a specialized machine. Lab-grown diamonds usually come with a certification that states they are laboratory-grown.