Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab created diamonds are diamonds that are grown in a laboratory, rather than mined from the earth. They are taken in their rough state from the lab and are cut and polished in exactly the same way as naturally occurring diamonds, so they look just the same. In fact, lab created diamonds are chemically and physically identical to mined diamonds and are just as durable. However, because they haven’t had to wait a billion years to be formed, they’re usually much more affordable than mined diamonds.
Yes, lab created diamonds are just the same as naturally occurring diamonds in terms of their chemical and physical make up and appearance. The only difference is that lab created diamonds are made within a matter of weeks in a laboratory.
Hoskings is proud to stock a growing collection of lab created diamond rings, lab created earrings as well as lab created diamond pendants and lab created diamond bracelets. So, if you’re looking for exquisite diamond jewellery, you must check out our range of lab created diamond jewellery.
Lab created diamonds are more affordable and look amazing but you don’t buy them as an investments as they won’t gain value over time.
- They look amazing & make you feel amazing. Lab created diamonds will make you look and feel like a million dollars!
- They’re affordable. Lab created diamonds cost between 30% to 70% less than mined diamonds. And “fancy” or coloured lab grown diamonds are even better value again!
- Demand is increasing. As a result, lab created diamonds do not have the same rarity or uniqueness as a mined diamond so do not hold their value in the same way.
Many people say that lab created diamonds are a more sustainable alternative to mined diamonds as mining impacts the environment and requires more manpower. However, lab created diamonds are not carbon neutral, as they require a lot of energy to produce. We hope that as sustainable energy sources become more available, lab created diamonds will become even more environmentally friendly.
Just like any diamond, you need to know what to look for when buying a lab created diamond. Even when our experts look at lab created diamonds under microscopes, they are impossible to distinguish from mined diamonds. To avoid confusion, manufacturers of the larger lab created diamonds engrave their diamonds with the manufacturer’s details, and/or the diamond’s certificate number. And the accompanying certificate, or independent certification will confirm the colour, cut, carat and clarity of the diamond. Lab created diamonds are graded by the 4 Cs just like mined diamonds. We’ve talked about these “4 Cs” before in the “How to choose an engagement ring” blog post.