“Mined diamonds are a gift of nature whereas man-made diamonds are a gift of human wisdom.”
Lab Grown Diamonds
Here at Gary Meaden Jewellery, we supply gem quality polished lab grown diamonds as an alternative to those who seek stones that are cost effective, eco-friendly and conflict free.
Lab diamonds are significantly more affordable than mined diamonds of comparable size and quality due to its manufacturing environment, shorter supply chain and a more competitive market.
All stones are handpicked by Gary to ensure consistency and quality.
What is a Lab Grown Diamond?
A lab grown diamond can go by many names- man-made, created, cultured or synthetic diamond.
A lab grown diamond is one that has been produced in a laboratory unlike the traditional mined diamonds we know that have been created underneath the earth’s crust through natural geological process.
Lab created diamonds mirror natural diamonds because they consist of the same carbon atoms, producing the same chemical and optical characteristics. The lab created diamond is made using pure carbon that has been crystallized in isotropic 3D form.
Why Choose a Lab Grown Diamond?
Lab grown diamonds are arguably better when viewed from a social and environmental aspect.
Using significantly less resources and emitting less pollution in comparison to its natural diamond counterpart. With the new generation coming through, these buyers are far more aware and concerned about the environment, climate crisis and unethical work practices. Thus lab grown diamonds are the perfect choice to guarantee piece of mind.
Lab grown diamonds are indistinguishable by the naked eye when placed side by side to a natural mined diamond. The only way to differentiate is to use specialized equipment, which we also carry on our premises to ensure accuracy of all stones.
Please be aware of diamond simulants
Please be aware and do not confuse lab grown diamonds with diamond simulants such as moissanite or cubic zirconia. Their properties are nowhere close to mined or lab grown diamonds and so they will chip and scratch easily.