Lab Created Diamonds
Lab diamonds are perfect for customers that are looking for an ethical and less expensive alternative to natural diamonds. They have the same sparkle compared to a natural diamond but are sold at a lower price. You may be wondering, what is the difference? It is simple – mined diamonds are formed underneath earth’s crust and man-made diamonds are created in a laboratory with new innovative technology. Regardless of how the diamonds originate, they are both considered real diamonds.
How are lab diamonds made?
Lab grown diamonds are created with evolutionary technology at high temperatures and pressures, just like mined diamonds. A tiny diamond seed is placed in a laboratory chamber with carbon and gas. Once the chamber reaches around 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, the diamond seed is pressed to form a crystalized carbon diamond that perfectly resembles a mined diamond. Although lab diamonds are not sourced from beneath the earth’s surface, they are less expensive, have superb quality and are more environmentally friendly compared to mining diamonds naturally.
Less Expensive Alternative
Natural diamonds can reach remarkably high prices due to the market demand and desire for the perfect cut, color, clarity, and carat of diamond quality. They also have a much longer supply chain and mining process than lab created diamonds which involves spending more money. Lab diamonds can range to be 20-40% less expensive than natural diamonds. This price difference is attractive to customers, especially millennial’s that are looking to buy an engagement ring and want to save money!
Ethically Sourced & Environmentally Friendly
Diamond mining can be seen an unethical practice due to the unsafe conditions and unfair labor wages. When you decide to purchase a lab created diamond, you are given full transparency of where it was sourced and are not supporting any possible unethical practices. Mining for diamonds requires a lot of land and can negatively impact the ecosystems nearby. For example, chemical pollution is a result from strip mining and can affect the land or oceans around it. Purchasing a man-made diamond ensures that it was created in a lab with less harm to the environment or people involved.
After a lab diamond is created, it is sent to a diamond certification lab, for example the International Gemological Institute, to be graded and certified. It may be surprising but lab created and mined diamonds are both graded on Mohs’ scale to determine the hardness. The higher it is on the scale (10), the more durable it is.
Where can I purchase a lab created diamond?
Diamond and Gold Warehouse carries all different shapes and sizes of lab diamonds all for wholesale prices! Additionally we can custom design all and any gemstones such as ruby, sapphire, emerald and more. If you are interested in creating a Lab Diamond Engagement Ring, call or text us at 972-404-4499 to set up a FREE consultation today!
Common Lab Diamond Jewelry:
- All Diamond Jewelry
- Engagement Rings
- Stud Earrings
- Diamond Pendants
- Bracelets Gold and Diamond
- Diamond Necklaces
- Diamond Bands
- Engagement Rings (for men and women)
- Halo Setting Engagement Rings
- Three Stone Engagement Rings
- Solitaire Engagement Rings
- Bridal Rings
- Wedding Bands