The Only Difference between Lab & Natural Diamonds is their Origin
Lab grown diamonds are the same chemically, optically and visually as a natural diamond. Even expert gemologists can’t tell the difference! The only difference is that natural diamonds are mined from the Earth and lab grown diamonds are grown in a lab. Isn’t technology amazing?
They are Typically Higher Quality than Natural Diamonds
The quality of a diamond all goes back to the way diamonds are created. When a diamond grows it contains trace elements other than the carbon that a diamond is made out of. Those trace elements classify a diamond as a certain type. Most natural diamonds are type Ia diamonds, which means they contain Nitrogen. Nitrogen is the trace element that causes diamonds to have a yellow tint. Only 2% of natural diamonds are type IIa diamonds, which are almost pure carbon diamonds and tend to be higher quality and harder than type Ia.
The majority of Lab Grown diamonds are type IIa, which in turn means they are usually higher quality than natural diamonds.
Growing Diamonds Isn’t a Brand New Technology
This isn’t some brand new technology that just came on the market. In fact, GE was the first company to start making lab grown diamonds in 1954. Granted, they are industrial diamonds but they have been used ever since then for drill bits, semi conductors, medical equipment and technology. It’s only recently that scientists have been able to produce gem quality lab grown diamonds. Pretty cool, huh?
Lab Grown Diamonds are 30-40% Less than a Natural of Comparable Size & Quality
Most everyone is on a budget and when buying an engagement ring you want to get as much as you can in your budget. A lab grown diamond gives you the ability to get the diamond you want without having to stretch your budget. It’s a no brainer, right?