What is the difference between Natural Diamonds and Lab-Grown diamonds?
The first known example of Natural or Mined Diamonds used in jewelry was almost 1,000 years ago, in 1074 AD. Since then, diamonds have become the most popular stone in jewelry worldwide. They are primarily known for their durability and wearability, especially for engagement and wedding jewelry.
Diamonds come in every color, including red, pink, yellow, and even black. The most common and popular diamond is colorless, or white.
Natural Diamonds are mined from the earth. This means they have been forming over the course of billions of years. They are rare, range in quality, and take experience, knowledge, human resources, and risk to acquire. When mining for diamonds, only a percentage are usable quality for the jewelry industry; high-quality diamonds, especially in larger sizes, are even rarer.
Lab-Created Diamonds are manmade. They have all the same chemical compositions and charicteristics of Natural Diamonds but offer buyers some unique advantages. Lab-Created Diamonds can take weeks to months to grow in a labratory. They are made under more controlled conditions and have a much better pradictabilty of results. The costs to make Lab-Diamonds can be formulated by skilled officials involved in this procsess vs. the educated guesses involved in mining Natural Diamonds. Both methods involve expensive equiptment, skilled labor, and a high education in the industry.
Lab-Created diamonds come in many colors and are a popular alternative for many reasons to Natural Diamonds. One of the biggest advantages for the consumer of a Lab-Created Vs. a Natural Diamond is the affordability. Lab-Created Diamonds often allow people to purchase a much larger and higher quality diamond for a fraction of the price of a Natural Diamond.
Whatever your preference is, we will help educate, inform, and guide you towards the diamond that is right for you or your loved one!
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