Myths About Lab-Grown Diamonds

Today scientists are able to replicate earth’s wonders by creating equivalent diamonds which share identical properties to their mined counterparts, all without any environmental impact or any ethical conflicts whatsoever. Because of that, now, more than ever, lab-grown diamonds are changing the way we buy jewelry but there are still certain myths which need to be de-mystified.

Myth: Lab-grown diamonds are not real diamonds.

In 2018 the Federal Trade Commission unequivocally stated: ‘The Commission no longer defines a ‘diamond’ by using the term ‘natural’ because it is no longer accurate to define diamonds as ‘natural’ when it is now possible to create products that have the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as mined diamonds.

Myth: Lab-grown grown diamonds are identical.

“Each lab-grown diamond is individually grown with a unique DNA (or fingerprint) and graded on the same 4C [carat, color, cut, clarity] characteristics as a traditionally mined diamond– making each lab-grown diamond one-of-a-kind.” — Vanessa Stofenmacher, creative director of Vrai & Oro

Myth: Lab-grown diamonds are cheap to make.

“The process to create lab-grown diamonds is very expensive and because of its proprietary nature is not widespread. While offering a discount to mined-diamonds lab-grown diamonds have real value while also offering a more ethical and environmental option. The availability of lab-grown diamonds larger than one carat is very limited,” says Brenner.

Myth: Lab-grown diamonds are the same as CZ or Moissanite.

“I think it would be easy to think they are the same as CZ or Moissanite. Which they are not. Lab diamonds are the same chemical composition, so they are in actuality a diamond. Whereas the others are not.”—Anna Sheffield

Source: Yahoo Lifestyle