What is a Cultured Diamond?
Lab Grown or Cultured Diamonds are real diamonds. Lab Diamonds and Natural Diamonds are the same, both chemically and visually. A “Lab Diamond” is just like a Natural Diamond, except instead of growing in the Earth, they grow in a lab. There is no visual difference in Lab Created Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds. They sparkle the same, have the same types of color and clarity, and can come in the same sizes and shapes. Likewise, Lab Grown Diamonds are just as hard as Natural Diamonds.
SHOULD YOU BUY A LAB DIAMOND OR A NATURAL DIAMOND?
If there is no visible difference between a lab-grown diamond and a natural diamond, which one should you go for?
It’s hard to answer this question for everyone, as different buyers have different priorities. If appearance is literally the only factor that matters to you, then it doesn’t matter if a diamond is man-made or natural. No one will notice unless you tell them.
Some may have concerns over the environmental and humanitarian repercussions of natural diamond mining processes. That’s not to say that natural diamonds are necessarily unethical. But it stands to reason that man-made diamonds offer more in the way of long-term sustainability than those pulled from the earth.