If you would like to know more or are simply curious about the idea of lab diamonds then continue reading to discover the top reasons why lab grown diamonds should be on your ring wishlist for a 2022 proposal. An engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime and one of the most significant purchases, and like any other important purchase, you must be well informed so that you can make the perfect decision. For your ease, we have Lily Arkwright here to answer some of the most asked questions about lab grown diamonds in the form of an ultimate guide as to why you should join in on the lab diamond hype!
What are lab diamonds?
To simply put it, lab diamonds are diamonds, sharing the same structure as mined diamonds which are found in the ground, except the only difference being the origins. Lab diamonds are created from diamond seeds in a controlled lab in the matter of months instead of deep beneath the earth’s surface over billions of years. They are chemically and visually identical to mined diamonds and still adhere to the 4C’s: cut, clarity, colour and carat.
How are lab diamonds made?
There are two common practices used during the complex production of lab grown diamonds, one is called chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and the other is High-pressure-high-temperature (HPHT), both of which are widely used throughout the lab created diamond industry and the results are virtually the same. After these processes, the lab diamonds are cut, polished and set in a beautiful setting to show off the brilliant diamond sparkle.
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What do lab diamonds look like?
Lab diamonds have an identical look to mined diamonds. If you’re concerned that people may be able to tell you’re wearing a lab grown diamond, don’t be. Qualified gemologists are unable to tell the difference between lab grown and natural diamonds simply by looking at them. They display the exact same brilliance, sparkle and fire displayed in some of the best quality diamonds on the market.
Only diamond experts with specialist equipment would be able to differentiate a lab diamond from a mined.
Are lab diamonds durable?
Just as lab diamonds and mined diamonds share the same appearance, they are also equally as strong, with a score of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Both diamonds are able to stand the test of time and are perfect for an engagement ring, designed to be worn on a daily basis.
Are lab diamonds more affordable?
YES! Lab diamonds are around 30% more affordable than mined diamonds as the supply chain is much shorter and requires less overheads, resulting in them being cheaper to source. This does not however take away from the quality of lab diamonds as most lab created diamonds are IGI certified, providing you with vital information regarding the Cut, Clarity, Carat Weight, and more.
Are lab diamonds an ethical and sustainable option?
Lab diamonds are considered as one of the most ethical and sustainable gemstone options and have risen dramatically in popularity in recent years. They are much better for the earth environmentally, since mining diamonds has a huge impact on climate change. By opting for a sustainable lab diamond it means you are making a conscious decision to do something to fight against climate change.
Has this made you consider a lab diamond ring?
If the idea of lab created diamonds has piqued your interest or you would like to find out more information about Lily Arkwright and their lab diamond collections simply call them on: 0161 537 6773, or alternatively you can email their jewellery consultancy team at:[email protected] or book an in-person consultation.