Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real?
Although grown in lab over a few months instead of created beneath the earth’s crust over a billion years, lab grown diamonds are absolutely real.
Unlike diamonds simulants such cubic zirconia or moissanite, lab grown diamonds share the same chemical, optical, and physical properties.
Impossible To Distinguish
With advancing technology it is virtually impossible to distinguish the difference between a lab grown diamond and a natural diamond. The only way to tell the difference is with advanced and expensive testing machinery, or if the diamond is laser inscribed on the diamond girdle.
Lab grown diamonds usually cost 20-40% less than natural diamonds and every bit as beautiful as it’s natural counterpart.
However, it is important to note that lab grown diamonds do not hold the same resale value as natural diamonds. As technology gets better lab grown diamonds will become less expensive to reproduce which will make them even more affordable in the future. On the other hand, natural diamonds were created billions of years ago and there are no more natural diamonds being reproduced allowing them to keep hold a greater resale value.
If price is your main concern then lab grown diamonds might be the way to go. If you love the idea of your diamond being billions of years old and formed by Mother Earth than perhaps a natural diamond is more for you.
If you are not sure which diamond is right for you schedule and appointment with one of our diamond experts to help you with the diamond buying process.