One of the best deals you can get on a diamond is to purchase a man-made diamond that has been created in a lab. These economical diamonds are identical to traditionally mined diamonds and much more environmentally-friendly. Because lab-created diamonds are grown rather than mined from the earth, there is no destructive impact to the environment with their harvesting. These are the diamonds of choice for today’s eco-warriors.
On average, lab-grown diamonds are between 30% to 40% less expensive than traditionally mined diamonds. Lab-created diamonds are indistinguishable from mined diamonds, so you will get a lot more diamond for your money when you choose a lab-grown diamond.
Lab-created diamonds have the exact optical, physical, and chemical properties as diamonds that are mined from the earth. They have the same hardness, strength, quality, brilliance, and sparkle. Lab-grown diamonds contain carbon atoms arranged in a diamond crystal structure. These man-made diamonds will last forever— just like mined diamonds. If you don’t have access to a specialized tool, you are unable to tell the difference between the the two types of diamonds.
We are one of the few suppliers in the U.S. who sell man-made diamonds. You can search for a lab-created diamond with our online tools. When you find one that catches your eye, we will expertly cut and place it into a high quality setting. Don’t want anyone to find out that you saved up to 40% of the cost of a natural diamond? No one will know unless you tell them!
Type IIa diamonds are almost or entirely devoid of impurities and are extremely rare in nature. They are known as the purest form of diamonds in existence, and possess superior brilliance and sparkle. Fewer than 2% of mined diamonds are classified as IIa. Although not all man-made diamonds qualify for this categorization, IIa diamonds can be created in the lab. As with any purchased diamond, lab-grown diamonds over 0.5 carats will include certification from leading independent gemological labs.
Each man-made diamond that you purchase comes with a laboratory grown diamond report issued from the International Gemological Institute to validate that your diamond was ethically grown with minimal environmental impact. Your lab-created diamond has a unique identifier inscribed on its girdle that matches your IGI report. This identifier is not visible to the naked eye, but guarantees that your diamond is lab-grown.