Are Lab-Grown Diamonds & Natural Diamonds the Same?
There is a consistent increase in the number of people who are choosing lab-created diamond jewelry over those embellished with natural diamonds. And there are good reasons for that. If you too have been wondering about the advantages of these man-made diamonds, or simply want to know what makes them different, then here are all the facts.
What are Lab-Grown Diamonds?
They are called by different names – engineered diamonds, man-made diamonds, cultured diamonds; but the most accurate way to describe them would be ‘sustainable diamonds’. These marvels are a result of advanced technological processes, such as HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) that help to ethically cultivate them within sophisticated laboratories. These methods use controlled environmental parameters to replicate the natural growth process of diamonds formed inside the earth’s crust. So when a lab diamond is born, its composition includes 100% carbon with no trace elements of boron or nitrogen. This makes them a pure and truly sustainable choice for fine jewelry.
Are Lab-Grown Diamonds the same as Earth-Mined Diamonds?
Yes! Physically, chemically, and optically they are the same as earth-mined diamonds. But there’s a compelling difference that always gives lab-made diamonds an upper-hand i.e., absolutely no land mining is involved in their production. It is not a hidden fact that at least a few hundred tons of ore extracted from the earth has to be sieved just to produce a single carat of gem-quality rough diamond. So it is not a surprise that diamond mining has, and continues to remain an alarmingly resource-heavy and time-consuming process. And let’s not forget that countless miners often become victims of unethical practices in order to bring us that sparkling rock.
On the other hand, it takes only six to ten weeks to create a lab diamond. They are grown from trace elements of pre-existing natural diamonds using the technological processes mentioned above. Lab-grown diamonds are therefore not synthetic or fake in absolutely any way. They are 100% crystallized carbon. These are real diamonds made better!
Which One Should You Choose?
In addition to irreparable damage and deterioration of our natural environment, unethical mining practices have also led to the dislocation and loss of human lives. But with lab diamonds, you can enjoy the brilliance and fire of earth-mined diamonds, without any guilt. Lab-grown diamonds are also more affordable than their earth-mined equivalents.
At Pure Ignis, we provide certificate of authenticity on all our jewelry. Lab-grown diamonds weighing more than 0.5 carat are certified by world-renowned labs, such as the International Gemological Institute (IGI). So if great-quality and conflict-free diamonds is what you seek; if a green planet is what you wish to contribute towards, then you already know which one is a better choice.