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Fact: Though they may be called ‘synthetic’ diamonds, they aren’t. Synthetic is defined as a material or chemical created to imitate a natural product. There are of course synthetic diamonds out there, but lab-grown diamonds are different and nothing like them. These man-made diamonds are 100% carbon and not many people know that this form is grown from the tiny carbon seeds of pre-existing diamonds.

Synthetic Diamonds such as Cubic Zirconia (CZ) and moissanite are made of zirconium oxide and Silicon Carbide respectively. But moissanite and cubic zirconia are chemically different than Diamonds (Earth-mined and Lab-grown diamonds), and don't quite look the same as a result; cubic zirconia has less brilliance, or sparkle, then diamonds and moissanite produces a blurred effect called a double refraction.

Fact:  There is no difference between an earth-mined or a lab-grown diamond. When you freeze water, it becomes ice. But isn’t the chemical composition of ice the same as water? Similarly, whether the diamond forms deep under the surface of the earth owing to the intense heat and pressure, or if the diamond is grown in a lab that mimics the very same conditions, the quality and authenticity remain the same.
Fact: In fact, it is extremely difficult to find natural diamonds with the purity comparable to a lab-grown diamonds. Only 2% of diamonds found under the earth’s surface reach the level of purity generally expected from cultured diamonds.
Fact: Have you ever wondered how much work goes into mining the earth’s surface to uncover diamonds? A lot. Natural diamonds are formed more than 150 Km below the surface of the earth. And after the effort to get there, the diamonds have to be sorted, cut and polished. That’s a lot of work. Whereas in a laboratory environment, the process of digging and mining gets eliminated. The next course of the diamonds being created exactly under the same conditions, however, remains. Also, the cost of cutting and polishing a rough diamond into a saleable quality diamond gemstone will always cost the same money. As the process to artificially grow diamonds is one of the most difficult and precise manufacturing techniques that can only be performed by skilled PHD, Physicians and Chemist. It is unlikely that the manufacturing cost of these diamonds will ever go down.

Each MPCVD reactors cost more than half a million dollars and needs continues Research & Development Expenditure which also increases investment.

Fact: Lab-grown diamonds are conflict-free regardless of where they are grown. They are sourced from first world countries where they are treated and cut in a controlled modern-day lab environment. Whereas, natural diamonds, on the other hand, have to be vetted to ensure that they are conflict-free.
Fact: Though the ‘eco-friendliness’ of lab-grown diamonds is debatable, they are still far better than natural diamonds. Natural diamonds are extracted by mining the earth’s surface. Mining leads to the degradation of the environment in many ways. Soil erosion, displacement of biodiversity etc., are some of the commonly seen hazardous impacts. Lab-grown diamonds barely affect our environment. Thus to conclude we say, it is important that when making a purchase, diamond shoppers along with looking for the aesthetic value of a diamond should also try and find out where these shiny stones were sourced from. It is important to also become aware of the environmental consequences of such stones.
Fact: A lab diamond has the same physical, chemical and optical properties of a mined diamond. It will not change color. It will not change appearance. It will look exactly the same in a million years as it does the day it’s polished. In fact, if you placed your lab diamond engagement ring in a lab vat of concentrated hydrochloric acid and nitric acid the gold or platinum would dissolve but your diamonds would just get a good cleaning! The only ways that a lab diamond could be damaged is the exact same way that a mined diamond could be damaged.

It is possible that the reason that jewelers promote this misinformation is that some cheaply produced cubic zirconia will oxidize and get cloudy over time. Cubic zirconia (a.k.a American Diamond) is not a diamond.

Fact: Lab-grown diamonds are relatively new to the marketplace so therefore must find their place in the resale chain. However, Created Emeralds and Rubies have a 50+ year history and have a resale value. Go to and pull up Chatham Emerald or Ruby and you will find many pieces of jewelry selling for thousands of dollars.

Moreover, the machinery required to duplicate the conditions 100 miles below the Earth’s surface is very expensive, each press costing between USD 500,000 and USD 1,000,000 each plus infrastructure.

Mined diamonds are “free”…you can just pick them off the ground in some areas but all the “added value” comes from marketing expenses added on. On average, natural diamond costs USD 200 per carat to mine from the earth! Not so Lab-grown. We each have our own up-front costs.

Fact: Unlike mined diamond, Which is exchanged many hands before it is set on Jewellery. Lab-grown diamonds have a short and more transparent supply chain. All our Diamonds are guaranteed to be replaced or changed.
Fact: This is nonsense! Not only are diamonds in plentiful supply in numerous different parts of the world, but there are also warehouses full of them waiting to be sold. The perceived rarity is only due to a conscious decision to restrict the market supply, playing on diamonds’ scarcity several hundred years ago.