A REAL DIAMOND
A lab-grown diamond is a diamond. It is also known as cultivated, created or man-made. It is physically, chemically and optically identical to a mined diamond and it is real.
Lab-grown diamonds are graded with the same standards as mined diamonds and carry certifications from the International Gem Institute (IGI).
A BETTER CHOICE
By choosing a lab-grown diamond over a mined one, you get to enjoy the brilliance with a clean conscience.
Since there is no mining, there is no environmental devastation and human suffering.
No land or wildlife displacement.
No groundwater pollution.
No release of toxic chemicals.
THE MAKING OF DIAMONDS
It is far from easy to create diamonds above ground. It has taken decades to develop the right technology to recreate the conditions in which nature forms diamonds on its own.
There are two ways that you can grow diamonds. One involves applying immense heat and pressure to carbon and the other involves applying heat and gases to a diamond slice. Both processes create 100% diamonds.
"Mined diamonds are a gift of nature whereas man-made diamonds are a gift of human wisdom"
Shanghai Diamond Exchange’s President Qiang Lin.
Since you can control the environment in which they grow, lab-grown diamonds are generally purer than mined diamonds. Only 2% of mined diamonds are as pure as cultured diamonds. This type of rare diamond is
called type IIA.
Since there are only two steps to obtain them (Grow & Cut) and no monopoly pricing, lab-grown diamonds cost about 30% less than mined diamonds of the same quality.