What Are Lab Diamonds And How Do They Differ To Natural Diamonds?

What Are Lab Diamonds And How Do They Differ To Natural Diamonds?

How Are They Created?

Lab-grown diamonds are created using extreme pressure and heat inside a machine rather than the bowels of the Earth. The technology behind lab diamonds has made crucial advances in recent years, allowing companies to grow higher quality diamonds more rapidly and more cheaply.

How Long Do They Take To Produce?

Lab-grown diamonds take approximately 6 to 10 weeks to develop in a laboratory. Diamonds close enough to earth's surface to be mined today were formed in nature between 1 billion to 3.3 billion years ago. This alone is one reason why they're so valuable — they're artifacts from before the dawn of the human race.

Are They Real Diamonds?

Lab grown diamonds are as real as diamonds mined from the earth. Lab grown diamonds are identical to earth mined diamonds in every way, except that they are grown in a lab. They have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle.

Do They Look Different?

Lab diamonds and natural diamonds of the same quality look the same, even to a trained eye. Traditional jeweller's tools such as microscopes or loupes cannot detect the difference between a laboratory-grown diamond and a natural, mined diamond.

The Bottom Line.......

Overall, lab grown stones share the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds that last forever but are an estimated 30% less expensive than mined diamonds. Overall, neither diamond is “better.” They are not in competition with one another.

Pro's & Cons


•  A miracle of nature •  900m+ years to naturally form •  Created by mother nature • Disruptive mining 

Our Lab-Grown Diamonds

• All time high prices Lab grown • A miracle of science •  Created in a matter of weeks •  Incredible value for money •  Grown rather than naturally formed •  Value retention unknown • No post growth treatment • Brighter, cleaner stones • SCS certified sustainability rated • IGI graded certificated Other lab grown diamonds • Treated post-growth • Potential to fade & colour change • No traceability