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With the increasing popularity of lab grown diamonds, we want to shed some light on these manmade gems and why we’re obsessed!
When you first hear ‘lab grown diamonds’ what do you think of? Many think that it means that the diamonds are fake or synthetic but these diamonds are very real! The look of a lab diamond and a natural diamond are indistinguishable to the naked eye. A lab diamond can only be distinguished from natural diamonds using specialized equipment that can detect the minor differences in trace elements and crystal growth, so no one will be able to tell the difference, not even the wearer! Lab created stones also have less natural impurities, and tend to look more “perfect” since they don’t have as many natural inclusions because of the controlled environment they’re produced in. Check out our new line of engagement rings made with lab grown diamonds called Carried Jewels, we’re sure you won’t be able to spot the difference!
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A lab grown diamond is one that has been grown in a controlled environment using methods such as High Pressure High temperature or Chemical Vapor Deposition. This allows scientists to create diamonds that look optically like an earth-minded diamond and have the same chemical makeup. The diamonds created in this process even receive certification through the International Gemological Institute and the Federal Trade Commission recognizes them as real diamonds.
There are many benefits to choosing to go the lab diamond route. For instance, because these diamonds are grown in a lab and are not mined the environmental footprint is reduced. Diamond mining not only intrudes into habitats but it also releases harmful carbons such as diesel fuels into the air. Since they’re grown in a lab setting, natural environments aren’t disturbed, and they require less natural resources to produce. By selecting a lab grown diamond you are choosing the more eco-friendly option.
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Lab grown diamonds are more affordable than natural diamonds which means you can get that extra carat. A lab created stone will cost less than a natural stone because it’s less rare and easily accessible. We have been able to offer some amazing pieces at great prices because of these gems and their unique properties.