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What are "lab-created/lab-grown diamonds?

Lab-created/lab-grown diamonds. If you have been looking at diamonds or engagement rings over the past year, I am sure that you have heard about the "lab-grown/lab-created" diamond option. I would say there is a divide in the market. There are several people who prefer "lab" diamonds, and then the others prefer to stick with "natural" or "earth" diamonds.


Let's start with what "lab-created" diamonds are...

  • Basically the same chemical composition as a natural diamond.

  • Looks the same as a natural diamond to the naked eye.

  • Lab-created diamonds are genuine diamonds, just grown in a lab. Carbon is put under heat and pressure in a lab. The diamond is formed within approximately two weeks.

  • Lab-created diamonds hold up, sparkle, and remain just as scratch resistant as a natural diamond.

What are the benefits of choosing lab-created diamonds?

  • Fraction of the price of an equivalent natural diamonds.

  • Larger look for your budget.

  • If budget is a concern, you can move higher up the color/clarity scale at a more affordable price.

Why not go lab-created then?

  • Some people just prefer "earth" or "natural" diamonds. The wearer likes the fact it is more "rare".

How can you tell the difference between lab-created and natural diamonds?

  • Lab-created diamonds have a laser inscription (invisible to the naked eye) that reads "lab" on the girdle (edge) of the diamond that can be read under microscopic magnification.

  • There is a multi-thousand dollar piece of equipment that can study how fast the diamond grew by the growth patterns. It can tell the difference.

  • Other than those two points, everything else is the same.

Does The Diamond Row sell more lab or natural diamonds?

  • The Diamond Row sells both lab-created and natural diamonds. We do not try to persuade you one way or the other, but we have seen lab-created diamond popularity rise rapidly. We are here to help you make the best decision for you.

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