about lab created diamonds
ARE LAB GROWN DIAMONDS THE SAME AS MINED DIAMONDS?
A lab-grown diamond is a 100% real diamond: chemically, physically and visually identical to a mined diamond. Naturally occurring diamonds are forged in the crushing pressure and immense heat of the Earth’s mantle around 100 miles underground. Lab-grown diamonds are also created using extreme pressure and heat, but inside a machine rather than the bowels of the Earth, and best of all, of course, they require zero mining!
ARE LAB GROWN DIAMONDS GRADED AND CERTIFIED?
Yes! Lab Grown Diamonds are graded in the same way as mined diamonds - by their colour, clarity, cut and carat. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the IGI (International Gemological Institute), among other gemological institutes, offer certificates for lab-grown diamonds. Gemologists cannot tell a mined diamond from a grown one as there is nothing to tell apart!