What are Lab Created Diamonds?

Lab made diamonds are chemically and physically identical to mined diamonds, and are just as durable also they are ethical and conflict free. 

Mined diamonds form in the mantle below Earth’s crust, through huge amounts of heat and pressure. This process takes more than a billion years.

Fortunately, diamonds can be engineered in a lab much more quickly. The process replicates the real conditions in which diamonds form in the Earth, and carbon atoms are rearranged in the same structure as a real crystal diamond to create a perfect replica.

They look and feel exactly the the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as mined diamonds, and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle. Using a jewellery loupe, Lab made diamonds are impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds. Lab grown diamonds can be distinguished from mined diamonds only with tests using specialised equipment. Lab created diamonds available for purchase should always come with a gem certification identifying them as laboratory grown.

Why Buy Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Mining free. Diamond mines can damage natural environments. Lab grown diamonds are a more responsible and ethical choice.
Value. Lab grown diamonds are a lot more affordable than mined diamonds of the same size/quality.
Beautiful and realistic. They look and feel identical to mined diamonds and share the same chemical properties.

Ours are available in colourless ranges as well as in vivid, fancy colours. The more intense colours are more affordable than the mined ones.

No Mining.
No Carbon Footprint.
No Cartel Pricing.

How are Lab Diamonds Made?

Since diamond engineers don’t have access to the colossal machinery of the Earth’s mantle (or a billion-year timescale), they have to take a different approach.

They take tiny fragments of existing mined diamonds — known as ‘carbon seeds’ — and apply extreme pressure and heat inside a laboratory microwave. 

Another method is a special deposition process called CVD, which mimics the natural conditions of diamond creation.

The fancier coloured diamonds are formed when small amounts of specific trace elements are introduced during the growth phase of the diamond.

The only difference between the finished product and a mined diamond is a slight variation in the composition of trace elements. This isn’t something you can see, and in fact, the only way to detect these slight differences in chemical make-up is with the use of specialist equipment.

Ring Settings

All our rings are 100% custom made using recyclable gold.

All our ring are 100% Australian made by a master jeweller.

How are Lab Grown / Lab Created Diamonds Different from Mined Diamonds?

Our lab grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds in almost every way. It’s almost impossible to tell the difference even with a jewellery loupe because the only difference is in the trace elements.

Highly specialised scientific tests can reveal these differences and differentiate lab grown diamonds, and all lab grown diamonds should come with a special certificate to say they’re lab created.

Our range of lab grown diamonds comes in all colours and shapes and can be set in the jewellery of your choice. 

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Why Lab Grown Diamonds Are Better Than Mined Diamonds?