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LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS

You may have come across the term "lab-grown diamond" as its popularity has surged in recent years. Perhaps you're curious: What exactly are lab-grown diamonds? Are they real diamonds? Should you choose lab-grown over natural diamonds? 
Let's explore the world of lab-grown diamonds and find out if they're the right choice for you.
Contrary to moissanite, cubic zirconia (CZ), or other diamond stimulants, lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds. They will test positive on a diamond tester because of having the same chemical and optical properties as natural diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are produced in a controlled laboratory setting, without the detrimental environmental or social consequences of mining. The growth process mirrors that of mined diamonds. Initially, carbon atoms come together under intense heat and pressure, gradually bonding to form a crystalline lattice structure. Following this formation, they undergo cutting and polishing to enhance their brilliance. Just like mined diamonds, lab-created diamonds are available in various color, cut, clarity, and carat weight grades.
Choosing a lab-grown diamond allows you to appreciate the splendor of diamonds without the ecological and social impact of mining. Lab-grown diamonds offer an eco-friendly alternative to those sourced from traditional mining. Unlike naturally occurring diamonds, which take billions of years to form, lab-grown diamonds can be created more quickly and in greater quantities, ensuring accessibility with exceptional brilliance. Besides you can get a larger and better quality stone within your budget compared to natural diamonds. Moreover, lab-grown diamonds can be certified by reputable jewelry certification organizations just like natural.

WHY CHOOSE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS?

WHY CHOOSE KARAT JEWELRY GROUP?

WE MAKE JEWELRY

Our expertise lies in crafting custom-designed jewelry. This means not only we will source the specific gemstone you desire but also build a personalized setting that complements your chosen stone and style.

WE WILL SOURCE YOU ANY STONE 

We're dedicated to provide you stones of all sizes, shapes, colors, and clarities at the best prices. Our experienced team will assist you at every step of the way, ensuring you find the ideal stone that matches your preferences. 

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We offer a six-month promotional financing option through Synchrony. Feel free to reach out to us if you'd like more details or assistance regarding this offer.

LAB-GROWN DIAMOND FAQs

  • Yes! Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds. They have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as natural diamonds. The distinction lies in the origin of the product. While natural diamonds are extracted from the earth through mining processes, lab-grown diamonds are made in a laboratory. Additionally, they represent a transformative shift towards sustainability, providing environmentally conscious alternatives in an industry traditionally reliant on mined diamonds.
  • Lab-created diamonds exhibit identical thermal and electrical conductivity to mined diamonds. Therefore, they will pass a diamond tester examination.
  • Since a lab-grown diamond appears identical to a natural diamond, distinguishing between the two is nearly impossible, even for most jewelers. The only reliable method to ascertain the diamond's origin is by sending it to a gemological laboratory, where a trained gemologist will examine the stone using special equipment.

  • Yes, lab-grown diamonds are just as strong as natural. Given their identical chemical composition, neither holds a superiority in strength. Both achieve score 10 on the Mohs hardness scale.
  • Just like natural, lab-grown diamonds undergo grading by independent gemological organizations based on the diamond 4C’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Lab-grown diamonds differ in color and quality, but so does natural diamonds. Consequently, regardless if your stone is natural or lab-grown, disparities in quality and brilliance can occur. However, the controlled environment in which lab-grown diamonds are produced facilitates easier access to high-quality stones.
  • No, lab-grown diamonds do not discolor, fade, or cloud over time. 
  • Yes, just like natural, lab-grown diamonds can be easily appraised and insured. 
  • Ultimately, your preference is key in this decision. Both lab-grown and natural diamonds come with various qualities. Choosing lab-grown diamonds allows flexibility with your budget, as they often come in larger sizes for a comparable cost. They are also a more environmentally sustainable option. On the other hand, natural diamonds are extraordinary wonders of nature and represent the conventional choice for many individuals. Therefore, the choice is based on personal views and preferences. 

HOW ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS MADE?

Lab-grown diamonds are made by two methods: chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or high pressure, high temperature (HPHT).

The CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) method is a process used to produce lab-grown diamonds. In this method, a diamond seed crystal is placed in a vacuum chamber with a mixture of gases, typically methane and hydrogen. When energy is applied, such as through microwaves or lasers, the gases decompose, and carbon atoms are deposited onto the seed crystal, layer by layer, forming a diamond. This process allows for the controlled growth of high-quality diamonds with properties similar to natural ones.

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