Lab created diamonds grabbed their share of both industry and mainstream press in the past few years – and with good reason. The technology and science behind creating these gems that look and feel the same as any traditionally mined diamond truly amazes. In a matter of weeks, laboratories now create beautiful stones equal in splendor, shine and physical properties to natural diamonds created over millions of years in the ground. But is this really a huge shift in the industry or just a sci-fi fad?
Lab Created Diamonds Demand
Many consumers looking for environmentally sensitive, fair-trade products throughout their purchases hold fine jewelry to the same standards. These created diamonds require little energy to make and carry no risk of environmental and humanitarian issues that harmed the reputations of some in the international diamond community. For those looking for green, vegan and conflict-free purchase confidence, this scientific breakthrough opens a new world to jewelry that aligns with their values.
The question remains, though, if these man-made diamonds measure up to the esthetics of naturally created stones. In short? Absolutely. The physical properties of these stones go toe-to-toe with conventionally sourced diamonds and are measured on the same 4 Cs of diamond color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Typically, the only physical difference between these synthetic products and naturally occurring stones is the “Lab Grown” labeling on the stone’s girdle. This serves to note the diamond’s origins, similar to an organic label on food products.
Lab created diamonds, for all practical purposes, hold identical properties of natural stones. For most, they only add an option of value-guided purchases. If you’re interested in seeing for yourself how these true technological wonders compare with natural stones, visit us at Ben David Jewelers. It is indeed a brilliant new chapter in jewelry history.