What are the Benefits of a Lab-Grown Diamond Rings? - Gary Meaden Auckland Jeweller
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Lab-Grown Diamond Rings Auckland
May 26 2019

What are the Benefits of a Lab-Grown Diamond Rings?

Have you heard about man-made diamonds?

Lab created diamonds, also known as engineered or cultured diamonds, are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop when they form in the mantle, beneath the Earth’s crust.

These man-made diamonds consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Since they are made of the same material as natural diamonds, they exhibit the same optical and chemical properties.

Lab-grown diamonds are now readily available in a variety of both colourless and colour ranges. We can source the diamond of your choice, and you can now rest assured that your beautiful gem is conflict-free, unlike some natural diamonds where their origin can never be guaranteed.

Cultured diamonds are also available in unique colours that are considered very rare in nature, including popular hues of vivid fancy yellow. Fancy coloured lab created diamonds sell at comparatively reasonable prices compared to their natural coloured diamond counterparts.

How about beauty purity & quality?

Lab diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds.

They are purer than the stones mined naturally because unlike mined stones, synthetic diamonds do not have any dirt or impurities ingrained in them. As these diamonds are made under carefully controlled conditions, they also have fewer defects and show fewer signs of strain in their crystal structure.  Improved purity means that the diamond is poised to be brighter, better, and whiter. A large proportion of lab-grown diamonds typically receive higher purity ratings than their natural counterparts.

Affordable diamonds in various colours.

Lab diamonds offer excellent value and are a more affordable alternative than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality.

Advocates of the traditional stone may argue, but jewellers and diamond-lovers across the world are becoming aware of the fact that lab-grown diamonds, which are chemically and physically identical to mined diamonds, are the new face of Everlasting Love. Lab-grown diamonds are created in labs under conditions that mimic the natural diamond-forming process, like high pressures and high temperatures.

Where coloured diamonds sell for inflated prices because of their rarity value, thanks to technology, lab-grown coloured diamonds are available for a fraction of the cost of natural coloured diamonds. And what’s even better is that they are brighter and more perfect than natural coloured stones, not to mention readily available.

Today, manufactured diamonds are increasingly being used to make remarkable pieces of jewellery. There are several reasons why these man-made diamonds are growing more popular by the day. Here are just a few of the benefits that lab-grown diamonds have over their natural counterparts.

Guaranteed origins and guilt-free composition.

Lab created diamonds are sustainable diamonds that have a minimal environmental impact.

Most diamond connoisseurs prefer to be aware of the journey of their stone from its origins to its acquisition. Unfortunately, the origins of most naturally mined diamonds can be vague, as they come from conflicted regions. Often called ‘blood diamonds,’ these stones have a dark background and may have been sold to fund armed conflicts or civil disturbances. Even diamonds that aren’t sourced from conflicted regions might carry a history of child labour, human rights violation, and poor working conditions. Lab-made diamonds, however, have a clean history and a guaranteed, trackable source.

Environmentally-friendly and sustainable.

Diamond mining can damage the Earth substantially. Mining natural diamonds uses colossal amounts of fossil fuel. Synthetic diamonds have none of these issues. In fact, lab-grown diamonds cause little to no environmental damage, and they’re more affordable as well, meaning that lab-grown diamonds offer an excellent option for everyone involved, including the buyer, the manufacturer, the supplier, and the Earth at large.

With the demand for diamonds continuing to rise and the supply of mined diamonds being predicted to dwindle, it is a far more sustainable choice to switch to growing diamonds instead of mining them. Man-made diamonds are the answer to the growing gap between the demand and supply of this brilliant stone.

Have you got any questions regarding diamonds or any other gemstones?
Contact us, and we’ll be happy to help. 
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