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We provide the most exciting and innovative developments in the jewellery industry: lab-grown diamonds. These sparkling gems are not only visually stunning, but they also represent a significant leap forward in sustainable and ethical jewellery practices.

Step into the future of diamonds with us, as we explore the world of lab-grown diamonds, where beauty, technology, and sustainability intersect.

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Lab Grown Diamond Basic

What is a lab grown diamond?

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as man-made or synthetic diamonds, are diamonds that are created in a laboratory. These diamonds are not mined but are instead produced through high-tech processes that replicate the conditions under which natural diamonds form.

Are lab grown diamonds real?

Absolutely, lab-created diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds. They offer the same beauty and durability as their natural counterparts, but with a more ethical and sustainable origin.

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Why Choose Lab-Grown Diamonds?

When it comes to choosing the perfect diamond for your engagement or any special occasion, deciding on the right one can be overwhelming.Have you considered a lab-grown diamond ring? This modern, sustainable, and equally stunning alternative to mined diamonds has been gaining popularity in recent years, and with good reason.

  • Every lab-grown diamond engagement ring is a testament to scientific achievement and a symbol of love that's as enduring as a natural diamond. These diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds. The only difference- their origin.

    These diamonds are grown in highly controlled laboratory conditions that simulate the Earth's natural diamond-growing process. The result is a diamond that's every bit as magical as its earth-mined counterpart.

  • Choosing a lab-grown diamond ring means supporting an industry that's environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Unlike traditional mining, which can cause significant ecological damage and often involves questionable labor practices, lab-grown diamonds are produced with minimal environmental impact and zero human exploitation.

  • When you choose a lab-grown diamond engagement ring, you're not just choosing a beautiful gem — you're also choosing exceptional value. Lab-grown diamonds typically cost 50%-90% less than mined diamonds of similar size and quality. This means you can afford a larger, more brilliant diamond for the same price.

  • A lab-grown diamond ring is a unique and personal choice. It reflects a deep respect for the environment and a desire for ethical consumption. By choosing lab-grown, you're not only making a statement about your commitment to your partner but also about your values and beliefs.

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  • Moissanite is made from silicon carbide and scores a 9.25 on the Mohs scale, still making it a highly durable option. While moissanite is known for its intense fiery, rainbow-coloured sparkle, more vibrant than a diamond, lab-grown diamonds offer the classic brilliance and fire associated with natural diamonds. Price-wise, moissanite is generally less expensive than lab-grown diamonds.

  • Cubic zirconia is a synthesised material that is less hard, rating an 8 on the Mohs scale, and therefore more prone to scratches and wear over time. While cubic zirconia can mimic the sparkle of a diamond, it doesn't have the same brilliance or fire as a lab-grown or natural diamond. Additionally, cubic zirconia is much more affordable than lab-grown diamonds, making it a popular choice for costume or fashion jewellery.

  • White sapphire is a naturally occurring gemstone that scores a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it also a durable option for everyday wear. However, while white sapphires are bright and clear, they don't have the same level of sparkle or fire as a diamond. Instead, they offer a more subdued, understated elegance.

From lab to love

How are Lab-Grown Diamonds Made?

Two main methods are used to create lab-grown diamonds:

  1. High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT): This method mimics the natural diamond formation process. It involves placing a diamond seed in a chamber of extreme pressure and temperature, similar to the conditions found deep within the Earth where natural diamonds form.
  2. Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD): In this method, a diamond seed is placed in a chamber filled with carbon-rich gas. The gas is heated until it breaks apart, allowing the carbon atoms to adhere to the diamond seed and slowly build up layers, forming a diamond.
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