A Lab-Grown Diamond, also known as a cultured diamond, is a diamond that is produced in a controlled technological process. Unlike diamond simulants (imitations of diamond made of superficially similar non-diamond materials), cultured diamonds are composed of the same material as naturally formed diamonds, and share identical chemical and physical properties.
Lab-Grown diamonds start with a diamond seed and are then coaxed with carbon matter, subjected to similar intense pressure and heat, using heavy machinery in a futuristic lab. They started becoming popular around a decade ago, when they were introduced at a diamond show in Hong Kong. Since then, they have withstood the gimlet eye of many experienced jewelers.
Lab-Grown diamonds are as real as diamonds mined from the earth. Lab-Grown diamonds are identical to earth-mined diamonds in every way, except that they are grown in a lab. They have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle.
It has been proven that Lab-Grown diamonds are virtually indistinguishable – in quality, appearance and durability – from those grown under the ground. The only difference, of course, is the price. Where a high-end, mined, three carat stone can set you back 60k, a similar size and quality Lab-Grown diamond can be purchased, with a certificate of authenticity, for around $6,500, less than a tenth of the cost.
Both mined & Lab-Grown diamonds share the same process – and costs – involved in cutting, polishing, and inspection. The Lab-Grown variety skips the extensive mining process that organically-grown diamonds go through – which allows them to be sold at a significantly lower cost. In a world of rising costs and standards, Lab-Grown diamonds introduce an era of beauty that doesn’t break the bank.
“I recently purchased a beautiful lab-grown diamond ring from Gemuine Jewels, and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The entire experience, from browsing their collection to the moment I received the ring, was exceptional.”
“What truly sets Gemuine Jewels apart, besides their outstanding products, is their commitment to customer satisfaction. The team was responsive to my inquiries, providing thorough and helpful responses. Their dedication to ensuring that I was completely satisfied with my purchase was evident throughout the entire process.”