Why Lab-grown?

In the current economic market, getting your moneys worth is becoming increasingly more of a challenge. 


In the diamond sector, there exists an overwhelming abundance of natural diamonds commanding high prices, as well as imitation stones, such as Moissanite, designed to be notably more budget-friendly. Amidst the dilemma of either dropping your house deposit on natural diamonds, or opting for more affordable alternatives, a unique opportunity is emerging and will revolutionise the entire industry.

This is precisely where lab-grown diamonds step into the spotlight.

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as cultured diamonds, are legitimate and authentic diamonds that are created in a laboratory setting rather than being mined from the earth. They share the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds, making them indistinguishable to the naked eye and even under gemological examination in many cases.


If you're new to lab-grown diamonds, you've come to the right place. Keep reading to get the low-down on lab-grown diamonds. 

Chemical Composition 

Lab-grown diamonds are composed of carbon atoms arranged in a crystal lattice structure, just like natural diamonds. This identical chemical composition is what defines a material as a diamond.

Physical Properties

Lab-grown diamonds exhibit the same hardness, brilliance, and scintillation as natural diamonds. These properties are a result of their identical crystal structure and chemical makeup.

Market Recognition

Lab-grown diamonds are increasingly gaining acceptance and recognition in the jewellery market. They are sold by reputable jewellers and retailers alongside natural diamonds, often with clear labelling to indicate their origin.

Supply Chain Transparency

Lab-grown diamonds offer a more transparent supply chain compared to some natural diamonds, which can come from regions with complex socio-political issues. The origin and ethical considerations of lab-grown diamonds are generally more straightforward.

Grading and Certification

Lab-grown diamonds are graded using the same standardised systems (the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight) that are applied to natural diamonds. Reputable gemological laboratories, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the International Gemological Institute (IGI), provide grading and certification services for lab-grown diamonds.

Innovative Advancements

The technology behind lab-grown diamonds has evolved significantly, leading to high-quality stones that are increasingly available in larger sizes and various colors.

Ethical and Environmental Considerations 

Lab-grown diamonds are typically considered to have a lower environmental impact compared to some types of mining operations associated with natural diamonds. They are grown in controlled laboratory environments using advanced technology.


Final Thoughts

It's important to note that lab-grown diamonds are not "fake" or imitation diamonds. They are real diamonds that are produced using innovative scientific processes. Their legitimacy is recognised by the gemological and jewellery industry, and they provide consumers with a more environmentally friendly and a more ethically responsible alternative to mined diamonds.