Diamonds are known to be a girl’s best friend, but have you ever wondered what the difference between natural and synthetic diamonds is? You may have heard the terms CVD Diamonds, cultured diamonds or lab-grown diamonds before and thought they were less expensive than real diamonds, or just an alternative way to create your bling. Let’s find out whether these cultured or lab-grown diamonds compare to natural diamonds in more ways than one.
What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?
As you have heard, there are many different lab grown diamond companies out there now. Of course, each has its process and produces various results that may or may not be of interest to you. But why would anyone want a lab grown diamond in the first place and why should you trust CVD Diamonds over other CVD manufacturers? What are CVD diamonds, what makes them superior, and most importantly, do they cost less than a mined diamond? First off let’s look at why it is important to find out more about CVD.
Lab created diamonds are becoming increasingly popular, with new developments and improvements being made constantly; but not all manufactures carry ethical or quality standards when producing lab created stones. Some companies cut corners by using cheaper metals or synthetics to create synthetic diamonds. These synthetic lab created gems are often referred to as stimulants and although they might look similar to a real diamond, they have lacklustre and brilliance found only in naturally occurring diamonds. At CVD Diamonds we strive for excellence by providing our customers with only top quality lab grown synthetic diamonds that far surpass any imitation on today’s market. Our products come from reputable labs such as GIA certified Gemesis Laboratories (GIA), HRD Antwerp (HRD) and others which means you will never receive anything less than an authentic lab-created gemstone from us!
How Do Lab Grown Diamonds Compare To Mined Diamonds?
The most obvious way is that CVD diamonds are lab grown, meaning mined or dug out of nature. And while that might sound slightly scary to you (like Frankenstein?), think about it like a man made diamond. When you buy a man made diamond, you don’t expect it to be perfect right out of the box. You would expect them to cut and polish your CVD so that it would look just as good as a mined diamond right? Well, there’s not much difference here other than two things – one being price, obviously and secondly.
They take anywhere from six months to two years before they can be polished into jewelry pieces. This is where lab-grown diamonds fall short in comparison to mined ones. Lab-grown diamonds have a more affordable starting point but if you want your CVD diamonds to match a mined one, then it will need professional cutting and polishing which takes time. In short, for someone who wants an amazing piece of jewelry on their finger or around their neck with no wait time at all, go with a mined diamond because those are already cut and polished!
Lab-grown VS Natural Diamonds: With these similarities come differences too though! Here’s how lab-grown ones differ from naturally occurring ones – A natural diamond crystal is millions of years old whereas a lab-grown crystal may be thousands or even tens of thousands of years old but usually isn’t quite as old as its counterpart.
How Much Do Lab Grown Diamonds Cost?
The truth is, you get what you pay for. Lab-grown diamonds cost less than mined stones, so it’s important to look at a few things before deciding on one of these products. The first is clarity. While both types of gems have inclusions, a CVD diamonds could have far more than a mined stone—and that means it could look different if placed next to an identically cut diamond. You can shop around and find lab grown rocks with virtually no inclusions, but don’t be surprised if you end up paying more per carat when shopping online.
Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Good For Engagement Rings?
Even if you’re not a complete traditionalist, you might still have heard that Lab created diamonds are not as good for engagement rings. But is it true? Can we really say that CVD diamonds are inferior when it comes to their sparkle and shine? Or can we at least say that a natural diamond is always better than a diamond grown in a lab setting? The truth is, people will be more attracted to whatever looks best on them – regardless of whether it’s an engagement ring or another piece of jewelry. The way I see it, if somebody doesn’t look great in pearls or sapphires, then there’s no point in recommending those gemstones.