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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.   


Is there a difference in quality between Lab-Grown Diamonds vs Earth-Grown Diamonds?

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 between Lab-Grown Diamonds and Earth-Grown Diamonds?

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.   


What is the price difference between Lab-Grown Diamonds and Earth-Grown Diamonds?

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 types of Lab-Grown diamonds can you source? 

Created diamonds can be souced in multiple colours, cuts, clarities, and sizes, just like mined diamonds. 



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Watch the video below to see the creation process of an ALTR created diamond



Still curious? Contact us now to find out even more from our experienced team.