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What is a Lab Grown Diamond?
A Lab Grown Diamond is a real diamond grown in a laboratory. They are also called laboratory diamond, lab diamond, created diamond, man made diamond, manufactured diamond, cultured diamond, grown diamond or green diamond.
Lab Grown Diamonds are real diamonds, they are made of the same material as mine diamonds, namely crystallized carbon, also the atoms are cubic, i.e. arranged in the same way. Many Lab diamonds belong to the purest, rarest and most expensive group Type II Diamonds to which only 2% of the mine diamonds belong. They are real diamonds which are also certified by official gemological institutes like IGI or GIA. The advantages of lab diamonds are obvious, they are much cheaper, more environmentally friendly, ethical and social. The massively better diamond price allows many customers more carats and better quality for the same budget. Often the focus is on the great quality of Lab Diamonds as well as sustainability and ethics. With Fancy Color Diamonds suddenly affordable, a whole new world and possibilities are opening up.
- Real diamonds (official certificates IGI, GCAL, GIA etc.)
- Our lab diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to mine diamonds
- 1/3 of the mine-diamond price (Up to 70% cheaper than mine-diamonds)
- Affordable colored diamonds (Fancy Color Diamonds)
- More sustainable & environmentally friendly & social/ethical (ESG; Sustainability)
Real diamonds (official certificates IGI, GCAL, GIA etc.)
U.S. FTC Amendment
What are diamonds? Is there a definition of diamonds? What are diamonds made of? What material are diamonds made of? Do real diamonds necessarily have to come from the mine? What does natural Diamonds mean? Are Lab Grown Diamonds, lab diamonds real diamonds? Are Lab Grown Diamonds, lab diamonds the same as mine diamonds? Are there any law articles, resolutions on Lab Grown Diamonds? Is there any evidence that Lab Grown Diamonds are genuine and that they are real diamonds?
Are synthetic diamonds – synthetic Diamonds – the same as Lab Grown Diamonds? Is synthetic diamond the correct wording for Lab Grown diamond? No, according to the U.S. FTC, synthetic Diamond is eliminated as a qualifying term for Lab Grown Diamonds. There is also nothing synthetic about a Lab Grown Diamond, the material carbon is organic and identical to mine diamonds.
Recommended correct wordings for Lab Grown Diamonds are Laboratory Grown, Laboratory Created Diamonds, Green World Diamonds created Diamonds while cultured Diamonds is also acceptable.
What are cultured diamonds? What are cultured Diamonds? Is it allowed to use the name cultured diamond alone? Are Lab Grwon Diamonds identical to diamonds from the mine? Are there differences between Lab Grown Diamonds and Mine Diamonds? Can you see a difference of Lab Grown diamonds and mine diamonds?
Lab Grown diamonds are 100% real diamonds
Diamond = diamond (regardless of origin, whether from laboratory or mine)
Important legislative change in July 2018 by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which develops trade guidelines for the gemstone and jewelry industry:
“Lab grow diamonds” = diamonds, so do “(natural) mine diamonds”. The FTC says: A diamond is a diamond regardless of its origin . “a diamond is a diamond” no matter of its origin.
… “removed a section on misleading illustrations, and eliminated the word “natural” from the definition of diamond in section 23.12(a)” …
Summary of Basis and Purpose for the Revised Jewelry Guides – August 8, 2018
H. Cultured Diamonds p. 79
1) Statement that Lab Grown diamonds are 100% real diamonds!
Lab-Grown Diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to mine diamonds!
+ Word “natural” from diamonds definition deleted
However, the Commission draws the attention of marketers to the fact that it would be misleading to use the terms ‘genuine/real’, ‘unadulterated’, ‘natural’ or ‘synthetic’ to imply that a laboratory-grown diamond (i.e. a product with essentially the same optical, physical and chemical properties as a diamond obtained from mining) is not in fact a real diamond. As discussed below, the Commission no longer defines a “diamond” in terms of “natural” because it is no longer accurate to define diamonds as “natural” when it is now possible to manufacture products that have essentially the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as diamonds mined in mines.358
2) Deletion of the word “Synthetic” as a qualifying term for Lab Grown Diamonds (which are real diamonds).
However, if a marketer uses the term “synthetic” to imply that a competitor’s lab-grown diamond is not a real diamond, it would be misleading.353
3) Wording recommendations (new without “Synthetic”):
– “[manufacturer name]-created”
4) “Cultured” Diamonds:
This wording may be used (even alone) if it is evident that the stone was produced in the laboratory.
Material of real diamonds = crystallized carbon, cubic atomic lattice structure
Chemically, physically and optically identical to mining diamonds
Lab Grown Diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to mining/mining diamonds.
Diamond – the material, not the gemstone – is a mineral composed of “essentially pure carbon crystallized in the isometric cubic system,” according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which develops trade guidelines for the gem and jewelry industry.
- Crystallized carbon (pure carbon)
Both rennet diamonds and mine diamonds are made of this material.
- Same chemical composition as mine diamonds
- Same crystal structure as mine diamonds
They have the same chemical composition and crystal structure as diamonds created by nature.
Lab grown Diamonds differ only in the origin of mine diamonds (lab versus mine).
Also called: “man-made” or “created” diamonds.
Sometimes mistakenly called “synthetic” (synthetic diamonds)
Synthetic is incorrect because crystallized carbon (which all diamonds are made of both lab diamonds and mine diamonds) is a naturally occurring substance on earth and nothing synthetic. And lab diamonds (Lab-Grown Diamonds) are real, 100% genuine diamonds!
Difference: origin laboratory versus mining
Winter day ice & ice from refrigerator
The difference between lab-grown and mine diamonds could be compared to the difference between ice that forms outside on a winter day and ice that forms in your refrigerator. Since mine diamonds are ancient, a more apt comparison might be between ice from an ancient glacier and ice from your refrigerator. But either way, both are ice cream. Both are frozen H2O, regardless of origin.
You could also say that rennet diamonds are the counterpart in pearls of cultured pear ls.
By analogy with humans, the Lab diamond would be a test-tube baby.
Not to be confused with “fake diamonds” such as “diamond simulants”.
e.g. moissanite made of silicon carbide or “zirconia” made of zirconium(IV) oxide, etc.
Same official diamond certificates
Do Lab Grown Diamonds have official certificates from gemological institutes like IGI or GIA? Do I get a certificate for a Lab Grown Diamond? Do Lab Grown Diamonds have the same certificates as mine diamonds? What does Lab Grown Diamonds certificates say? Is a diamond certificate a guarantee?
- Top certificates (authenticity & quality guarantee)
Quality guarantee through top certificates from renowned independent diamond testing companies/gemological institutes such as IGI, GCAL, GIA, HRD Antwerp, AGS and IGL. These test institutes, which are independent of us as the seller as well as of the manufacturing laboratories, guarantee the authenticity and quality in detail by means of a certificate.
Most Lab Grown Diamonds have IGI certificates.
→ IGI specialized in Lab Grown diamonds at an earlystage
(GIA, etc., in the beginning assigned Lab diamonds only a colorrange, e.g., D-F, and not an exact color, e.g., F. This practice has been changed only recently.)
✓ SAME diamond certificates
→ from the same international gemological laboratories such as IGI, GCAL, GIA, etc.
→ evaluated with the SAME criteria as “mining diamonds” and independently, objectively analyzed, described and classified.
Example IGI Certificate
Example IGI(International Gemological Institute) Certificate
See the section in the IGI certificate:
A laboratory grown diamond is one that has essentially the same chemical, physical and optical properties as a mined diamond, with the exception of being grown by man (a manufactured product).
Example GCAL(Gem Certification and Assurance Lab) Certificate
Note the “*Comments” section in the GCAL certificate:
Comments: This man-made diamond was grown in a laboratory by the CVD method, and has the same chemical, physical and optical properties as an earth mined diamond.
official certificates from independent certification companies (gemmological laboratories) such as IGI, GCAL, GIA etc.
These same gemological laboratories make analogous certificates for mined diamonds.
What does a diamond certificate say?
What information is on a diamond certificate? What should a diamond certificate confirm? Is there fraud, forgery in diamond certificates? Do Lab Grown Diamonds have the same certificates as natural Diamonds?
The fact that the diamond certificate says “Diamond” by the gemstone means that it is a 100% real, genuine diamond.
If it were not a real diamond, the word diamond(= gemstone designation) should not be written here. It should say e.g. Moissanite or Zirconia (although there are no certificates for Zirconias).
→ GCAL (Gem Certification and Assurance Lab)
Writes in *Comments explicitly → “…and has the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as a mine diamond”
→ IGI (International Gemological Institute)
Writes in *Comments explicitly → “…A lab-grown diamond is one that has basically the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as a mine diamond, except that it was grown by a human (a manufactured product).”
“LABORATORY GROWN DIAMOND”
Laboratory Grown Diamond means that it is a lab diamond, that is, a diamond grown in a laboratory. So you can be sure
- “clean” origin, no blood diamond
- sustainable / ESG / environmentally friendly
4 Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat)
Lab Grown diamonds are also graded according to the exact same 4 C’s criteria/characteristics/classification as mining diamonds. After all, they are both real diamonds.
“Comments: This laboratory grown diamond was grown using High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT).”
Often under comments is the information with which process the Lab Grown diamond is made/grown HPHT or CVD.
Inscription(s) LABGROWN IGI LG11849219
Do Lab Grown Diamonds have laser engraving? Certified diamonds usually have laser engraving. But there are also uncertified diamonds without engraving.
Laser engraving with number on the girdle of the diamond
Thus, the stone is distinctive/non-interchangeable and guaranteed conflict-free & sustainable.
All Green World Diamonds (except the very small diamonds) have a laser engraving with a number (girdle/belt inscription with the report number) you can read this number with a magnifying glass on the diamond girdle and this is also written on the certificate. This way you can be sure that your stone is the one that has been assessed by the independent certification company and that it is identical to the stone on the certificate.
Up to 70% cheaper than mined diamonds
Are Lab Grown Diamonds cheaper than mine diamonds? How much cheaper are Lab Grown Diamonds than diamonds from the mine? How much can I save with Lab Grown Diamonds? How much bigger Lab Grown Diamonds do I get?
- Cheaper, Bigger, Sparklier
More diamond for your money → bigger diamonds & better quality
Massively cheaper prices for lab diamonds than for mined diamonds from mostly unknown origins.
Price gap widens with carat/diamond size & quality
…there is no objective reason to prefer a mining diamond to a lab diamond. They differ only in their origin (natural versus laboratory) and are massively more expensive. Rather afford a larger nicer diamond instead of a smaller mined diamond.
Colored diamonds become affordable (Fancy Color Diamonds)
Are colored diamonds expensive? How much do Fancy Color Diamonds cost? Can I afford a yellow, pink or blue diamond? Are colored diamonds suitable as a gift? How about a pink or blue diamond birth or gender reveal party?
- Fancy Color Diamonds
- Yellow, Blue, Pink….
Thanks to the Lab Grown technique, “Fancy Color Diamonds” (colored diamonds such as yellow, blue, pink, etc.) suddenly become affordable. Mine/mining diamonds that are colored occur extremely rarely in nature and are therefore virtually prohibitively expensive. Colored mines diamonds costs idR. several hundred thousand if not millions of CHF.
Sustainable & Environmental, Social & Ethical (ESG; Sustainability)
Are Lab Grown Diamonds more sustainable, environmentally friendly, socially responsible and ethical than mine diamonds? Do Lab Grown Diamonds need a lot of energy? Are the working conditions at Lab Grown Diamonds better than at the mine? Are mining diamond jobs low paid and dangerous? Do diamonds mines have high water consumption in regions where water is scarce? How much earth has to be excavated for a mining diamond? Can a safe and ethical origin of mined diamonds really be guaranteed by means of the Kimberly Process? Can I rule out mine diamonds being blood diamonds?
If you value a sustainable lifestyle, there is no reason to buy a mined diamond. Lab-Diamonds because we care about the environment and you can buy diamonds with a good conscience… Plus the price advantage of Lab-Grown diamonds, they are much cheaper than mine diamonds.
- 💚 sustainable & ehtical
- No diamonds from mining
- More sustainable & environmentally friendly
- Better CO2 footprint
- most of our suppliers work with renewable energy sources e.g. solar
- No blood diamonds
Financing of wars & terror and dismantled in violation of human rights
(Hollywood drama Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio 2006)
- Conflict-free, safe origin
- 100% conflict free + environmentally friendly
- More environmentally friendly with massively smaller CO2 footprint
- most of our suppliers work with renewable energy sources e.g. solar
- No child labour
- No overexploitation by mining of the environment, etc.