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Lab Grown Diamonds

What are Laboratory Made Diamonds?

Lab Made Diamonds, are visually, chemically and physically identical to naturally mined diamonds. Since these diamonds are made of the exact same properties, they exhibit the exact same level of fire, scintillation, and sparkle. They're almost identical in every way, and just as beautiful.

The only significant difference is where the diamond was formed,
whether it was created under ground or in a laboratory.

Diamonds are formed under a immense level of heat and pressure deep down in the earth’s crust.
Now by utilising cutting edge technology, the conditions under which diamonds are naturally developed, can
be mimicked in a laboratory.

Diamond Properties Comparison

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Man-made diamonds follow the same grading process for Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat along with a certificate to prove authenticity.

Lab Diamonds come in all shapes and forms from D VVS1 all the way to fancy colour Pinks and Blues. Sizes start from small 0.01ct up to 5ct diamonds.

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How are
Lab Diamonds made?

The process of creating a lab diamond starts with a tiny pre-existing diamond which acts as a "seed" which is later grown. Utilising new breakthrough technology, extreme pressure and heat is applied to mimic the natural method of diamond formation found within the Earth’s Mantle, reaching temperatures of 1200*degrees.

This process takes time for the diamond seed to grow, in the end a rough pure diamond is formed which is later cut in the same fashion as a rough natural diamond would.

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How can you tell the
difference Between a lab
and Natural Diamond?

Lab Diamonds are indistinguishable by their natural counterparts, side by side they are identical. Even when using a Jewellery 10x Loupe, man-made diamonds are nearly impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds.

The only way to tell is to use specialised expensive equipment by measuring the level of Fluorescence. Fluorescence is a flaw found in natural diamonds which is not exhibited in Lab made diamonds.

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Lab Grown Diamonds
VS Diamond Simulants

A Lab diamond is a diamond. It is important to understand it is not a diamond simulant such as cubic zirconia and moissanite.

Simulants do not have the same chemical and physical properties as Natural and Lab made diamonds.

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