Are Lab Diamonds Just As Durable?
Mar 5, 2021
The lab grown diamond (also known as a synthetic diamond) has won it’s way through the diamond industry. With that said, many still are getting to know the wonders of this stone. We are here to tell you that lab diamonds are in fact REAL diamonds. The Lab Grown diamond, although nicknamed ‘the Synthetic diamond’ is far from being so. The stone has the same sparkle, clarity and aesthetic of an earth mined diamond. Both Natural and Lab are in every way the same, right down to their chemical properties. Even professional geologists can’t tell the difference between the two with the naked eye -which means neither will anyone else.
However, aesthetic isn’t always enough to decide whether or not a Lab grown diamond is worth purchasing. If you were wondering about its’ durability, we have the answers for you.
Diamonds are the hardest and most durable material on earth. With that said, Lab grown diamonds carry the same strength, hardness and durability as a mined diamond. To add, lab grown diamonds are also affordable, free of mining concerns, durable and luxurious. However, it is important to take into consideration the main difference between mined diamonds and lab grown diamonds- aside from cost and origin. That is, the amount of time it takes for it to develop. Lab grown diamonds take up to 6-10 weeks to develop in a laboratory while a mined diamond formed by nature can go back to almost 1 to 3 billion years ago.
However, we can safely say that aside from minor differences, Lab grown & Mined diamonds both carry a lot of the same characteristics.