These diamonds are man-made. They are also known as engineered or cultured diamonds. Lab-created diamonds are grown in controlled laboratory environments. These laboratories replicate the natural conditions under which diamonds develop in nature. With the help of advanced technological processes. These laboratories grow diamonds by crystallizing carbon into brilliant gems.
The lab-created diamonds grow by placing a tiny diamond seed under high pressure and high temperature. Crystallization occurs and the lab-grown diamond becomes mature within six to ten weeks. It then goes through the same cutting, shaping and polishing processes as earth-mined diamonds.
To form fancy colored lab-created diamonds, small amounts of specific trace elements must be present. This happens during the growth phase of the diamond, like in nature.
Diamond Simulants vs Lab-Grown Diamonds
Diamond simulants like cubic zirconia and moissanite, look like diamonds. They are not carbon crystals. And these gemstones do not have the same chemical, optical and physical properties as natural diamonds. They have a much cheaper price than lab-created diamonds. You can distinguish them by naked eyes.
Why buy a Lab-Created or Lab-Grown Diamond?
Lab-created diamonds are more beautiful than earth-mined diamonds. And they have identical chemical, optical and physical properties. Like making ice in a freezer vs getting ice from nature. They are the same regardless of where they come from. If you buy lab-created diamonds, they are like 40% cheaper than naturally growing diamonds.
Can I Resale a Lab Created Diamond?
The price of lab-created diamonds has dropped in recent years and it will continue this trend. As such, jewelers don’t want to buy these diamonds. And if you sell them online, they will sell at a much lower price than you bought them. So if you don’t have a problem with selling them at a much cheaper price, they are a good choice for day-to-day use.