I know that the popular thing people keep hearing is lab created diamonds.
What are they?
Are they diamonds?
Can you visibly see a difference?
What is the price difference?
I am here to answer all of your Lab Created questions!
What are lab created diamonds?: lab created diamonds are an exceptional mix of master craftsmanship and science- in fact, they are made of the same material as diamonds that formed in the earth and exhibit identical optical, chemical, and physical properties as a natural diamond. The only differences is the time it took to form, and the origin.
Are they diamonds?: The short answer, yes. They exhibit identical optical, chemical, and physical properties as a natural diamond. In fact they are recognized by some of the biggest diamond manufacturers in the world as diamonds.
Can you visibly see a difference?: A certified diamontologist cannot tell the difference of two same quality and color diamonds, lab and natural to the eye.
What is the price difference?: Mined diamonds come from the earth, typically found 40+ tons of earth down. Because of the time it takes to get, the rarity and the difficulty to get, diamonds are priced appropriately to their size. However, lab created diamonds we do not need to mine, saving a lot of time and money so a lab created stone is typically priced less for the same color and clarity.