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    are lab grown diamonds flawless?

    Just like natural diamonds, lab grown diamonds can be flawless but they are rare. Since lab grown diamonds are visually, structurally and chemically identical to natural diamonds, they are analyzed according to the 4Cs (cut, clarity, color and carat weight) following the same grading procedures as naturally occurring diamonds. And similar to their natural counterparts, lab grown diamonds possess varying degrees of quality according to the 4Cs.

    Overall, lab grown diamonds have become increasingly popular for their stunning beauty, exceptional quality and amazing value. Read on to learn more about determining the quality of lab grown diamonds.

    how are lab grown diamonds graded?

    Lab grown diamonds are graded and certified using the exact same process as natural diamonds. Each diamond is sent to a lab that specializes in analyzing and grading diamond quality. All labs use the 4Cs (cut, clarity, color, and carat) to determine a diamond’s value and quality. A select few, however, define the grading scales differently.

    Helzberg Diamonds proudly partners with the Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL)—an independent, internationally recognized lab with some of the toughest standards in the industry—to objectively assess and certify the quality of our lab grown diamond bridal center stones.

    what is the quality of a lab grown diamond?

    The quality of a lab grown diamond is determined according to the 4Cs and will vary from stone to stone.

    One of the top advantages of lab grown diamonds is that they are virtually indistinguishable from natural diamonds because they are chemically and optically identical. Without highly advanced equipment, even the most experienced diamond analyzers are unable to identify whether a diamond was grown in a lab or naturally mined.


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