Your wedding or engagement ring is an important investment that you make once in your lifetime. However, apart from a good investment, there are several factors that you have to decide in advance, such as the cut, shape of a diamond, the carat as well as your budget. Another factor you must consider before making an informed decision is whether you want to opt for mined or lab made diamonds.
What is a lab-created diamond?
Lab-grown diamonds are physically, chemically, and optically similar to natural diamonds, with different origins. Lab-grown diamonds are the ones that are ethically sourced and cost 20 to 30% lesser than natural diamonds. They are ethically sourced, eco-friendly, and competitively priced diamonds, and you can customize lab-created diamond rings as per your style.
What is the cost of lab-grown diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are economical and cheaper than earth-mined diamonds since they are 20% to 30% less in price and come with similar specifications to that of natural diamonds. As a result, you can save 40 to 50%, especially if you buy a large diamond ring.
What is the process of growing lab-grown diamonds?
There are two processes of forming lab-grown diamonds. One is the CVD process or chemical vapor deposition, and another is the HPHT process, or high-pressure, high-temperature. HPHT diamonds are formed as small diamond seeds are placed in carbon and then exposed to high pressure and extreme temperature to form a diamond that look similar to the earth mined diamonds. CVD diamond is formed when the diamond seed of thin slices are placed in a highly heated chamber and then filled with carbon gases. A bond is established between carbon and diamond seed with the help of technology which then crystallizes. This type of diamond is grown within 6 to 12 weeks.
Why should you choose a lab-grown diamond over earth mined diamond?
You don't need to compromise on anything when choosing lab-grown diamonds that look similar to natural mined diamonds. You can get this diamond at a fraction of cost of an earth-mined diamond. Diamonds are also graded with similar standards that are used for natural diamonds. Lab created diamonds are graded based on 4C’s of diamonds that are color, clarity, cut, and carat. These diamonds are real diamonds, and they help you in saving your money. Apart from the savings, they are eco-friendly, look stunning, and are ethically sourced. Therefore, there are no drawbacks that come with purchasing a lab-grown diamond.