Lab-Grown diamonds are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds.
Lab-Grown diamonds are priced up to 40% less
Lab-Grown diamonds are free of any environmental or humanitarian concerns.
What are Lab-Grown diamonds?
Lab-Grown diamonds (also called lab created, man made, or cultured diamonds) are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth mined diamonds, but are more ethical, beautiful and affordable than any diamond we will ever get out of the earth. We're replicating the earth's natural process by crystallizing carbon in a modern-day lab environment into brilliant diamonds that are priced up to 40% less, and are free of any environmental or humanitarian concerns.
Are lab created diamonds real?
Yes! Lab created diamonds are real diamonds, identical in every way (but the price!) to mined diamonds. Not to be confused with cubic zirconia, moissanite, or a "look-a-like" diamond, lab grown diamonds are 100% pure crystallized carbon. Think of it as making ice in your modern-day freezer versus getting it from a glacier; both are frozen H2O regardless of the origin. Labs crystalizing carbon into stunning rough diamonds that are then cut, polished and graded just like earth mined diamonds. Lab created carry the same optical, physical and chemical properties. They have the same refractive index, dispersion, and hardness, and are graded to the same standards as mined diamonds by leading independent gemological institutes.
How much are lab created diamonds?
On average, Diamond Shoal Jewelers lab-grown diamonds are priced 30-50% less than an equivalent quality earth mined diamond. However, just like with mined diamonds, prices will vary based on the diamond’s 4C’s – cut, clarity, color, and carat.
The difference in price is because our supply chain is so much shorter. Earth mined diamonds can travel to 5 countries and touch 20 hands before it reaches the end consumer, but our lab created diamonds go from lab, to our casting house, to you.
To give you an example of pricing, a 1.0 ct Round Cut Laboratory Grown Diamond, H/VS1 is approximately $2,500 versus an equivalent mined diamond priced at approximately $5,000 or higher. Now you can get engaged, plus pay for your wedding and go on a honeymoon without starting your life together in debt. That’s the way it should be!