Lab grown diamonds are man made by simulating natural conditions of extreme heat and pressure or
chemical vapor deposition. Both mined and created diamonds are identical in chemical, optical, and
While there is no difference between a mined and a lab grown diamond, our consumer’s ability to make an
informed choice must be protected. A complete disclosure is always in the best interests of both the
consumer and the industry. In order
for the consumer to be well informed about their choices, our industry is bound by law and ethics to
disclose which diamonds are lab created.
Lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds are both composed of incredibly pure crystal carbon as a single
crystal. Diamond-like simulants such as cubic zirconium and moissanite may look somewhat similar to
this, but the material is completely different with
alternative physical properties. A diamond simulant also fails to meet the refraction and hardness
standards of lab created and natural diamonds.
Diamonds were first created by man in the 1950’s, however, they did not achieve a gem quality that
could be used in jewelry until decades later. In the last few years, methods have been perfected and it
is now possible to create diamonds that meet or
surpass natural diamonds in terms of desirability and beauty. So while man made diamonds aren’t a new
phenomenon, they have only just recently become viable for fine jewelry.
Man made diamonds are available in the traditional shapes of round, princess, cushion, oval, pear,
marquise and emerald, with a size range that goes up to 4 ct. These diamonds also range in color from
colorless to near colorless and are even available
in fancy colors, such as yellow.
Yes, each man made diamond over 0.50 ct has a unique ID inscribed on the diamond itself. The
information is detailed in your certificate so you can always identify your diamond with the help of a
To learn more about lab created and man made diamonds, get in touch with us at 1-800-435-9237.