Natural diamonds are incredibly rare and formed over billions of years deep within the Earth’s surface under tremendous heat & pressure. No two diamonds are the same, and this makes each of them one of a kind & unique, Because their journey to the Earth’s surface is so difficult, the vast majority of diamonds found are not gem quality. This is what makes natural diamonds so valuable.
What are Lab-Grown Diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds made by humans in a lab or factory rather than by nature. Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds, They have the same chemical composition & crystal structure as diamonds derived from the Earth. They also look the exact same to the unaided eye as natural diamonds.
How are they graded?
In the grading laboratory, after gemologists identify a diamond as lab-grown, they then evaluate the stone as carefully as they would natural diamonds. For added disclosure and identification, the lab-grown diamond’s girdle is laser inscribed with its report number & a statement that the stone is lab-grown, The official report that comes with a laboratory-grown diamond provides a full analysis of the specifications of the diamond, including the precise measurement & details involving the 4Cs-Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight.
What is moissanite?
Moissanite is not a diamond simulant or substitute: it is its own gem & occurs very rarely but naturally within the earth. However, true moissanites used today are lab created to mimic the look of a moissanite. They have a white face-up appearance & range from a colorless to a near colorless appearance that mimic the hue of natural diamonds. Moissanites are very high up on Mohs scale for hardness as well, making them suitable for daily wear. Moissanites have a score of 9.25 and are almost as hard as a diamond which comes in at IO.