Lab Grown Diamonds
Grown diamonds are quickly changing the industry landscape.They offer a less expensive choice for the same quality product and only with grown diamonds can one ensure with one hundred percent confidence the source of the stone. They provide a whole new option for people who love Diamond Jewelry, but always have to sacrifice quality because of the High Natural Diamond prices. Let me clear a few things up really quickly
Yes, these are Real Diamonds. Yes, they cost as much as 40% less than their mined counterparts. And yes, you get the lifetime qualities and beauty of a Diamond without the environmental impact as just strictly Mined Diamonds.
Lab Grown Diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined underground — but they have fewer flaws, a lighter carbon footprint and cost less, too.
Lab-created diamonds are the real deal. They are grown in a laboratory but are identical chemically, physically and optically to mined diamonds. An imitation diamond (CZ) (Silicon Carbide), while also grown, does not follow nature’s recipe, so it’s completely different physically, chemically and optically from the mined gem it copies (That’s why they are so inexpensive). Any diamond you purchase over a .25ct should really have a certificate from a third party company. For example all of our Diamonds are certified from IGI (International Gemological Institution) it’s a service we pay for in order for our customers to have an objective opinion on the diamond they are purchasing.
Most people prefer the benefits of the grown diamond. Higher qualities at lower prices.
How they’re made
The average person would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a natural and lab-created stone. It takes a trained eye, high magnification and other instruments. Check out this clip where Neil went to the diamond district and asked a seasoned vet in diamond buying to try and pick the lab grown. Anyone can tell the difference between a diamond and a fake CZ or Moissanite, but barely anyone can tell a difference between grown diamonds and mined diamonds……Because they are the SAME THING!
The main distinction is mined diamonds typically have inclusions from the crystallization process — gases and other minerals mixing during the molten stage of stone creation. Because lab-created stones rely on a steady, controlled process of applying minerals, heat and pressure, or through the process of CVD (Chemical Vapor Disposition) they usually have fewer inclusions.
So you get high-quality lab-created stones, and their prices are significantly lower than their mined gemstone counterparts. In addition to getting a rare, top-quality diamond for less, many consumers are attracted to lab-created stones based on their environmental impact. Lab-created stones do not tax natural resources the way the process for mined diamonds do — no mines are dug, the labs use a fraction of the utilities and resources necessary for a mining operation and leave behind less pollutants.
Whether you’re buying a gift or treating yourself, purchase lab-created diamond jewelry from a trusted jeweler, who discloses what your stone is and how to care for it. Just as there are different quality levels in mined gems, the same goes for lab-created stones (They are even certified and graded the same way). Make sure you understand what you’re getting for the money you’re spending.
Diamonds in jewelry are colorful, romantic and personal. They mean something different to each wearer. To some, they're badges of wealth and success. To others, they're meaningful as a symbol of someone’s eternal love, or simply beloved as a favorite signature to their personal style preferences.
Do you call ice cubes from your freezer- fake ice? No, because as long as you have the necessary conditions, ice will be formed. It’s a lot more technical when it comes to growing diamonds, but I think you get the point.
Lab Grown Diamonds are literally grown in laboratories using very special machines, and they have the same chemical make-up as diamonds that are mined from the earth. Lab Grown Diamonds and mined diamonds are identical.
If while you are shopping you see Diamonds that are priced almost to good to be true, well that's because it is. What some of them do is "Coat" Cubic Zirconia (CZ), or another synthetic material with a very thin layer of actual Diamond.
Companies like ours that truly want to offer environmentally safe Diamonds. 143Diamonds only deals with REAL Diamonds. 143Diamonds will continue to educate and offer superior Diamonds at a much more affordable price then their mined counterparts.
It matters because you as the consumer need to be able to make the most informed decision possible, while keeping it simple. It also matters because of the impact diamond mining can have on our planet. ie Energy use, air quality and pollution
Diamond exploration and mining use two forms of energy: electricity and hydrocarbons (diesel, marine gas, oil and petrol). A by-product of both electricity and hydrocarbon energy is the release of carbon emissions into the air, such as CO2 (a naturally occurring gas).
To learn more about lab grown diamonds we encourage you to do your research.