WHAT IS A NATURAL DIAMOND?
A diamond is a mineral created via the usage of nature composed through and huge of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal shape – they are the toughest gemstone on Earth. Natural diamonds were fashioned over thousands of years and hundreds of miles beneath the Earth’s floor. They form under rare conditions of extreme high temperature and pressure in the Earth that causes the carbon atoms to crystalize. Ancient volcanoes deep in the Earth blasted within the route of the floor, trapping diamonds in their lava and bringing them close to sufficient to the floor for us to discover. Every natural diamond is unique, much like a snowflake or fingerprint, no diamond is alike.
WHAT IS A LAB-GROWN DIAMOND?
A lab-grown diamond is a man-made gemstone that contains the same chemical and optical structures of natural diamonds, but whose origins and price vary substantially. Lab-grown diamonds are produced in laboratories in approximately 4 weeks, with the usage of one in each of the strategies at the beginning evolved in the 1950’s for business functions – HPHT (high pressure| high temperature) and CVD (chemical vapor deposition). These techniques artificially reflect natural situations determined inside the Earth, forcing carbon atoms right into a crystal structure. The sustainably grown lab diamonds we offer on our site are produced right here in the USA in a facility that operates on all wind and solar power, it doesn’t get much more eco friendly than that! You can view our collection here which is constantly being updated with fresh lab diamonds!
ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS MORE ETHICAL THAN NATURAL DIAMONDS?
The short answer is yes. Lab created diamonds are more ecofriendly in that they are produced in a controlled environment and have a very light carbon footprint since ours are produced here in the USA in a facility powered by wind and solar. But that being said our natural diamonds suppliers we have worked cultivating relationships with over 20 years in finding the most ethically sourced natural diamonds possible. There is still the impact of mining the diamonds, but now with the international Kimberly Process laws, it has created a much better environment in the diamond industry for protecting human rights and bringing conflict free diamonds into the market place. We only source diamonds from likeminded diamond dealers, hoping to keep bringing positive change into the world of fine jewelry!
THE VISUAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
LAB-GROWN VS. NATURAL DIAMONDS?
While they will look the same to the untrained eye, lab-grown diamonds can only be identified by a certified gemologist. They are graded the same way as a naturally occurring diamonds, so they will have color differences , clarity and cut. Lab diamonds are beautiful and visually look the same as their naturally grown counterparts. They are equally beautiful and sparkly gems.
SO WHICH DIAMOND SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Natural diamonds are authentic miracles of nature and created over thousands of year deep within the earth. They are full of history and wonder. They will come with a higher price tag, but they will maintain their value for generations to come. Lab diamonds are the new kid on the block, they have only been commercial produced and available to the public for the last 5 years. They are a much less expensive alternative to a natural diamond, which many customers love to be able to get a larger diamond for a lower price tag. And the great thing is no one will know but you! It is unsure wether the lab diamonds will hold there value over time as we have seen significant price reductions in the marketplace due to more manufacturers producing them. All in all they are both beautiful options for your Custom Engagement Ring, the choice is yours!