What are Lab-Grown Diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are man-made diamonds that mirror a natural diamond. They also are referred to as lab created diamonds, synthetic diamonds, artificial diamonds, cultivated diamonds or cultured diamonds. These diamonds are produced above ground in a carefully controlled laboratory. Because the lab process follows a similar method to natural diamonds, the result is a carbon atom structure that displays visual and chemical characteristics that are the same as a natural diamond.
What are the pros and cons of purchasing a Lab-Grown Diamond?
There is no doubt that lab-grown diamonds are less expensive. Cost can certainly be a factor when you’re purchasing a diamond and a lab grown diamond can be purchased for considerably less than a natural diamond. However, you shouldn’t choose to purchase a lab-grown diamond based on cost alone.
The purchase of a diamond should never be looked at as a financial investment. However, historically natural diamond prices continue to rise consistently. As Lab-grown diamonds are fairly new in the jewelry industry, no one really knows at this time how they will hold up in value going forward.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are a great option for an engagement ring when the size and quality that you desire is out of reach financially. Once that beautiful ring is on her finger, no one will know the difference in whether it is lab-grown or natural. Lab-grown diamonds can also be a terrific option for diamond stud earrings. To get a decent size earring can become cost prohibitive for many people when looking at natural diamonds. It is like ice from a lake versus ice made in your freezer – it’s all ice!
Lab-Grown Diamonds come with Grading Reports much like the natural diamond Certificates. You will know exactly what you are purchasing. Cut, Color and Clarity will all be detailed.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are definitely an option to consider when making your diamond purchase. However, natural diamonds are the better long term investment. Regardless of your reason for purchasing a diamond, most experts would agree that natural diamonds are a better value purchase despite the higher prices. The exquisite purity, beauty, and meaning behind natural diamonds is not usually replicated by diamonds created in a lab.