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Lab Grown Diamond Guide

Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab-created diamonds are real diamonds and can be an affordable and more ethical way of purchasing jewellery for yourself or that special someone.

Since they entered the jewellery market in the mid-2010s, lab grown diamonds have gained popularity as they are a great alternative to mined diamonds. 

Lab-created diamonds are 100% conflict-free, plus they are optically and chemically identical to natural diamonds.

How are Lab-Grown Diamonds Made?

Lab grown diamonds can be created following two different techniques, HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition).

With the HPHT technique, Lab-created diamonds are grown from a tiny carbon seed placed into a chamber of heat and pressure that mimics the natural method of diamond formation. Once the diamond has matured (approximately six to ten weeks), it is then cut and polished.

The CVD method places a diamond seed in a vacuum chamber. This chamber becomes filled with carbon-rich gases and is heated to nearly 1500 degrees Fahrenheit (815°C). The gas turns into plasma from these extremely high temperatures, causing the release of carbon pieces. These carbon pieces become layered onto the diamond seed, which grows the diamond.

Lab-Grown Diamonds VS Natural Diamonds

Since lab grown diamonds are made of the same material as mined diamonds, there are no discernible physical, chemical or optical differences between the two. they also display the same hardness on the MOH scale making them a long lasting choice. 

When shopping for diamonds, the provenance of your diamond can be checked on your diamond certificate where it will be stated if your stone is a mined or a lab grown diamond.

What are the Benefits of Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Wondering what the benefits of lab-grown diamonds are? Well, here are our top 4 reasons why you should buy a lab-grown diamond.

Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing:

Lab-grown diamonds are a more ethical and sustainable choice compared to some natural diamonds. They are created in controlled laboratory environments, reducing the potential for environmental damage and avoiding concerns related to unethical mining practices.

Environmental Impact:

The production of lab-grown diamonds typically has a lower environmental impact than traditional diamond mining, which can involve habitat disruption, water pollution, and energy-intensive processes.

Quality and Purity:

Lab-grown diamonds can be of high quality and purity, often exhibiting fewer inclusions and flaws compared to some natural diamonds. This can result in diamonds with excellent brilliance and clarity.


While sharing the same properties, lab grown diamonds are 30 to 50% cheaper than mined diamonds,

Peace of mind & Transparency:

Buying lab-created diamonds provides complete peace of mind that a natural diamond cannot guarantee. The process of creating lab-grown diamonds is well-documented and can be closely monitored, leading to increased transparency in the supply chain.

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