What are Lab-Created Diamonds?
One of the most exciting new developments in the jewellery industry is the rise of Lab-Created Diamonds. Created diamonds are man-made by simulating natural conditions and are identical in chemical, optical and physical composition as a mined diamond. Under laboratory conditions of intense heat and pressure, a tiny diamond seed is nurtured with carbon atoms. Layer by layer, the diamond grows and forms before being precision-cut to perfection by expert master cutters. The result is a man-made diamond identical to its natural counterpart. A created diamond is the same as a mined diamond - just as a greenhouse-grown orchid is identical to one found in nature.
Created diamonds are graded with the same standards as mined diamonds and each lab-created diamond from My Jewellery Shop larger than 0.30cts comes with a GCAL or IGI certification.
How can you tell the difference?
The only way to distinguish a mined diamond from a created diamond is with specialised lab equipment. To ensure full transparency, all lab-created diamonds 0.30ct and larger are laser inscribed to clearly identify them as man-made. This inscription is only visible under strong magnification.
Is there a price difference?
Created diamonds are approximately 30% cheaper than mined diamonds, making them a great option for many of our clients. This means that you can get a better quality diamond for the same price, or if size is a priority, it means you can get a bigger diamond for the same price. This price difference is due to the increasing rarity of mined diamonds as they are a limited resource.
What is offered?
Created diamonds can be souced in multiple colours, cuts, clarities and sizes, just like mined diamonds.
Watch the video below to see the creation process of an ALTR created diamond
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