COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAB DIAMONDS
1. Are lab-grown diamonds good?
Lab-created diamonds are nearly equivalent to "genuine" or natural diamonds in appearance, feel, and chemical composition. They are also less expensive, and some consider them a more environmentally friendly option.
2. Do lab-grown diamonds pass the same quality control tests as natural diamonds?
Lab diamonds pass diamond testing because they are also formed of crystallized carbon, just like mined diamonds. However, because some HPHT diamonds may have imperfections (invisible to the naked eye), they may test as moissanite or non-diamond.
3. Are lab-grown diamonds as hard as natural diamonds?
Lab diamonds are as hard as natural diamonds, scoring 10 on the Mohs hardness scale.
4. Are lab-created diamonds hard enough to be used in an engagement ring?
Yes, lab-created diamonds are strong enough to be used in any engagement ring. Lab-grown diamonds, like mined diamonds, have a mineral hardness rating of 10 on the Mohs scale. Most jewelers recommend a Mohs scale of 9 or higher for daily rings such as engagement rings. Lab-created diamonds readily pass this test with a score of 10 out of 10.
5. Do diamond grading reports accompany lab-created diamonds?
A prevalent misconception is that diamond industry executives will not grade lab-grown diamonds. Lab-created diamond grading reports are regularly provided by industry-leading grading labs like the GIA and the IGI. Therefore lab-grown diamonds can undoubtedly come with diamond grading reports. At Modern Gem Jewelry, all of our lab-made diamonds come with an IGI lab report, which details the diamond's specific qualities, allowing you to shop with confidence at all times.
6. Is it possible to insure lab diamonds?
Yes, lab-grown diamonds can be insured the same way as mined diamonds can.
7. Is it possible for lab-grown diamonds to get cloudy?
Whether grown in a lab or extracted from the earth, diamonds do not cloud with time. This is because of their crystal structure and hardness properties. Although a coating may form if not properly maintained, it is simple to clean with soap and warm water.
8. Can a Jeweler tell the difference between a lab-created diamond and a natural diamond with naked eyes?
Even jewelers and skilled gemologists can't always distinguish between a natural and a lab-grown diamond with their naked eyes. A gemologist, however, may be able to detect microscopic inclusions that indicate a lab-created diamond using sophisticated equipment.
9. Do lab diamonds have the same brilliance as genuine diamonds?
Yes, lab diamonds have the same brilliance and sparkle as mined diamonds and the same color and clarity. Except for the creation procedure, there is no distinction.
10. How long does it take a lab diamond to grow?
It's fascinating to explore the variations in time spent "creating" diamonds when comparing lab-grown with natural-grown diamonds. The history of diamonds contributes to their allure.
The length of time it takes to manufacture a lab-grown diamond is determined by its size. Lab-grown diamonds can take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks to grow.
Diamonds close to the earth's crust that can be mined today developed in nature between 1 billion and 3.3 billion years ago. One of the reasons they're so important is that they're artifacts from before the birth of the human species. Consider the symbolism and how long they've been around – a very intense symbol to adorn an engagement ring, a pair of earrings, or a necklace.
11. Are lab diamonds a good investment?
Customers seeking a mining-free option or a larger stone within their budget may pick lab diamonds, often less expensive than their naturally mined options. The resale value of a diamond, like any other gemstone, can fluctuate over time. Since lab diamonds are a newer addition to the market, there is significant uncertainty about future prices compared to natural diamonds.
12. Where Can I buy Lab Diamonds?
Modern Gem Jewelry offers a fantastic selection of lab-created diamonds, naturally grown diamonds, and pre-set diamond rings. All of our lab-made diamonds with IGI lab report detail the diamond's specific qualities, allowing you to shop with confidence at all times. Explore our stunning engagement ring sets and loose lab-grown diamonds that you will surely enjoy.