Everything to Know About Lab Grown Diamonds

Q: Are lab-grown diamonds graded and certified like those that are found in nature?

A: Natural or lab-created diamonds are not automatically certified. To quantify the features of lab diamonds and make purchasing easier, there are methods for grading and evaluating them. For many of our center settings and loose lab-grown diamonds, we provide GIA grading reports, often known as diamond certification. These certified lab diamonds will be accompanied by reports on their optical characteristics and any other noteworthy traits.

 Q: Are lab-grown diamonds real diamonds?

A: Diamonds created in laboratories are genuine diamonds. The creation process is the primary distinction between lab-grown diamonds and naturally occurring diamonds. While man-made diamonds are "grown" in a controlled laboratory environment, natural diamonds are formed deep within the ground. These laboratory diamonds are visually and chemically identical to genuine diamonds, making them the same thing.


Q: How long do these diamonds last? 

A: Lab-created diamonds have the same longevity and durability as natural diamonds since they are chemically and visually identical to them. Lab-grown diamonds offer brilliance for a lifetime.


Q:  Do lab-grown diamonds have any flaws?

A: The gemstone quality of lab-grown diamonds for sale varies, just like it does with genuine diamonds. Despite the regulated environments in which lab diamonds are created, each gemstone will have unique qualities. The GIA grades our lab-created diamonds to highlight their distinctive characteristics.


Q: Will lab-created diamonds become cloudy?

A: Lab diamonds won't become foggy over time like diamond simulants do. The color, clarity, or cloudiness of manufactured diamonds won't deteriorate or change over time. This is so because the chemical makeup and optical characteristics of lab-created diamonds are the same as those of genuine diamonds.

Q: Is there a distinction between lab-grown and man-made diamonds?

A: Simulants with various chemical makes-ups, such moissanite or cubic zirconia, are known as synthetic diamonds. These materials behave differently from diamonds in terms of durability and appearance because they have a different chemical makeup. On the other hand, lab diamonds are not man-made diamonds. Because they are made in a lab and share the same chemical make-up as genuine diamonds, they are as strong and bright.


Q: Do these jewels have value?

A: As a result of their scarcity, natural diamonds are valuable. But the beauty and toughness of lab-grown diamonds are equally valuable. Lab diamonds give all kinds of jewelry enduring brightness. Laboratory diamonds are less expensive than natural diamonds because they lack an inherent rarity.


Q: What kinds of jewelry work best with lab-grown, synthetic diamonds? 

A: Synthetic diamonds are ideal for many different kinds of jewelry. Larger and larger lab diamonds are now available as a result of the development of modern fabrication techniques. There are various stones available, whether you're looking for a matching pair of half-carat lab diamond earrings or a 2 carat lab grown diamond engagement ring. Among our extensive collection, you may discover the ideal lab diamond for bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry.


Q: Why choose lab grown diamonds?

A: The decision to purchase lab-grown diamonds is a personal one, just like any jewelry purchase. Lab diamonds are affordable for a variety of fashions. Despite the fact that Blue Nile only sells diamonds that have been responsibly mined, many buyers prefer lab-grown stones.


Q: How are lab grown diamonds made?

A: One of two methods is most frequently used to create lab diamonds. Either High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) processes are used to create them. Both of these techniques result in beautiful diamonds of various sizes and shapes.

Q: Is buying lab-grown diamonds a good investment?

A: Diamonds created in a lab may be a fantastic option for you, depending on your jewelry priorities. They provide the same chemical and optical qualities as genuine diamonds, but at a reduced cost.


Q: Can you tell the difference between a natural diamond from a lab-grown one?

A: Natural and lab-created diamonds are essentially indistinguishable from one another, especially to the untrained sight. A skilled jeweler may be able to distinguish between the two by examining the inclusions and any distinctive marks in the diamond. However, both natural and man-made diamonds provide unending brightness.


Q: Do lab-grown diamonds have the same brilliance?

A: Yes, lab-grown diamonds sparkle similarly to natural ones. This is so that they are identical to natural diamonds in terms of optical and chemical properties.

 Q: What are the advantages of lab-grown diamonds?

A: The rarity of laboratory-created diamonds is not as high as that of real gems because they may be mass-produced. Due to this, lab diamonds are substantially less expensive than real ones. The advantages of lab-created diamonds also include ethical and environmental considerations.


Q: Can I insure my lab-grown diamond?

A: Yes, jewelry insurance is available for jewelry including lab-created diamonds.


Q: How should lab diamonds be cleaned?

A: Just like with actual diamonds, lab-created diamonds can be cleaned. They can be cleaned with a softer jewelry cleaning solution and are robust enough for ultrasonic cleaners.


Q: Are lab-created diamonds safe to wear?

A: The durability of lab-grown diamonds is on par with that of natural ones. They are ideal for daily wear because they rate a 10 on the Mohs scale.