WHAT IS A LAB CREATED DIAMOND?

 WHAT IS A LAB-CREATED DIAMOND?

 

The number one question we get is “Are lab-created diamonds real diamonds" (also called man-made diamonds or lab-grown diamonds)

The answer is a very simple yes.

The only thing that makes a lab-created diamond different from a natural diamond is its origin. A lab-created diamond is “grown” inside a lab using cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process. The result is a man-made diamond that is chemically, physically, and optically the same as those grown beneath the Earth’s surface.

“[Lab-created diamonds] are not fakes. They have all the same physical and chemical properties of a mined diamond.” Stephen ­Morisseau, a spokesman for the Gemological Institute of America, a nonprofit organization that oversees the international diamond grading system.

Sometimes, lab-created diamonds are referred to as synthetic diamonds. While not technically inaccurate, term “synthetic” may be the reason people believe lab-created diamonds are “fake.”

If we compare them to other popular diamond simulants, it’s obvious that manufactured diamonds, in fact, the real deal.

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