Advantages Of Lab Grown Diamonds
Now that we’ve shown that lab-created diamonds are genuine, let’s look at the advantages they offer over mined diamonds.
Environmentally friendly – Lab-created diamonds do no damage to land surfaces. Furthermore, lab-grown diamonds generate no mineral waste.
Ethically Sourced – Lab-created diamonds are devoid of conflict. Diamond miners are never injured or mistreated in the process of creating lab-grown diamonds. As a result, there is never any doubt that you are acquiring a “blood diamond.”
Competitively priced – Due to a shorter supply chain, lab-grown diamonds often cost 20-40% less than mined diamonds.
Disadvantages Of Lab Grown Diamonds
While man-made diamonds are technically genuine, they do have drawbacks when compared to natural diamonds.
Rarity – Lab-created diamonds are mass-produced since they are made. As a result, unlike diamonds mined from the earth’s surface, your diamond will not be a “one-of-a-kind.”
Value – Man-made diamonds are a relatively new addition to the jewelry business. As a result, the long-term value of lab-grown diamonds is yet unknown.
Advances in lab-grown diamond technology may reduce the value of previously sold lab-created diamonds as they continue to gain market share in the diamond business.
While naturally mined diamonds normally rise in value over time, the lab-created diamond you purchase today may be worth far less in a year’s time.
The ambiguity surrounding the worth of lab-created diamonds calls their resale value into doubt. However, the value of naturally mined diamonds remains fairly steady, making them a more reliable investment at this time.
Can You Tell If A Diamond Is Lab Grown?
Natural diamonds are essentially indistinguishable from lab-created diamonds. The untrained eye will never be able to tell if you’re wearing a synthetic diamond.
Without proper testing, even most jewelers cannot detect the difference. To ensure that lab-grown diamonds are not mixed up with real diamonds, jewelers must designate lab-created diamonds with laser inscriptions on the girdle, the diamond’s outermost edge.
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Different From Diamond Simulants?
You may be asking what distinguishes lab-created diamonds from diamond simulants such as cubic zirconia, white sapphire, and moissanite.
Diamond simulants are made out of a specific combination of components that mimic the appearance, weight, and wear of a diamond while being chemically different.
Lab-grown diamonds, on the other hand, have all of the same qualities as natural diamonds and are “real” in every meaning of the word.