Brides and Grooms have a new beautiful choice when it comes to selecting the perfect engagement ring. Lab Grown diamonds are an appealing option for so many reasons. But what are Lab Grown Diamonds? Why should they be something you say YES to? Comeau Jewelry Company is going to tell you why.
What are Lab Grown Diamonds?
Lab Grown Diamonds, are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop when they form in the mantle, beneath the Earth’s crust. Lab grown diamonds consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Since they are made of the same material as natural diamonds, they exhibit the same optical and chemical properties.
The only thing that makes a lab-created diamond different from a natural diamond is its origin. A lab-created diamond is “grown” inside a lab using cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process. The result is a man-made diamond that is chemically, physically, and optically the same as those grown beneath the Earth’s surface.
Lab Grown Diamonds have big benefits:
Lab Grown Diamonds are less expensive.
The price of a lab-created diamonds tends to be less than mined diamonds.
However, this does not mean that a lab-created diamond is “cheap.” In fact, the cost for lab-grown and mined diamonds are pretty similar. So, why are lab-created diamonds less expensive? Mined diamonds and lab-created diamonds have the exact same costs when it comes to cutting, polishing, and inspection. However, up to that point, the costs and processes are very different. Mined diamonds have a long supply chain. To get a diamond from its raw form to a retail-ready gemstone requires miners, distributors, cutters, polishers, jewelry manufacturers, and retailers. The lab-created diamond supply chain is much shorter by skipping the mining process. To put it simply, a lab-created diamond touches fewer hands, making it ultimately less expensive.
Lab Grown Diamonds are Environmentally Friendly
As with the mining of any natural resource, the diamond mining has a significant impact on the environment. Lab-created diamonds are significantly less damaging to the environment as it takes considerably less energy to grow a diamond in a lab than it does to dig it out of the ground. In fact, it is actually in the interest of the growers to minimize the amount of energy they use in the process to save money and decrease their costs.