Buying Lab Diamonds Online
Let's have a good look at these new kids on the block?
Open Cut Diamond Mine
Alrossa - Russia
As climate change impacts our everyday life, many of you may prefer to know that you are helping the environment when buying a Diamond . Along with a 100% guarantee that your Diamond is ‘Conflict Free?’. Many still have concerns that even our natural Diamonds are not 100% guaranteed from conflict. So lets bring Lab Created Diamonds. Lab Grown Diamonds are exactly that, CREATED in a lab! Not dug out of massive holes in the Earth and under terms of war and corruption. Whilst these laboratory-grown eco diamonds are relatively new to the consumer, they are picking up pace with social engagement and a desire to have one. Lab Grown Diamonds are sustainably cultured/grown by two different methods HPHT & CVD, I’ll discuss that later, thus recreating the extreme pressures and temperatures required to convert carbon into a diamond crystal structure found in nature.
Lab Grown Diamonds have the same exact same crystal structure, chemical composition, optical properties and physical properties as a mined type II diamonds . Lab Diamonds are not fake, they are not stimulants like Moissanite or Cubic Zirconia’s, or cheap substitutes. Whilst we mainly trust that our mined Diamond suppliers are giving us conflict free diamonds as they advocate, but if you are unsure about the diamond mining industry, yet still want a beautiful diamond then a Lab grown might be just the thing, especially considering the cheaper price tag.
HPHT Synthetic Diamond
CVD Synthetic Diamond
So which one is better?
- More Eco-Friendly than mined Diamonds
- 100% Conflict Free
- HPHT can produce colourless Diamonds
- HPHT can produce Excellent Clarities
- HPHT Synthetic Diamonds are more costly to produce so you may pay a slight premium.
- the may not be as Eco-Friendly as everyone thinks, especially the amount of Energy that is required to create one.
- Retention of Overall Value
- More Eco-Friendly than mined Diamonds and HPHT Diamonds
- 100% Conflict Free
- CVD can produce colourless Diamonds
- CVD can produce Excellent Clarities
- Overall the Color and Clarity of these Synthetic Diamonds tend to be lower than HPHT.
- Retention of overall Value
On that final note lets have a loo at one of the leaders in Online Lab Created Diamonds, “Clean Origin Diamonds” Third generation Jewellers taking a leap of faith into the new world of Synthetic Lab Created Diamonds. From the moment one loads their webpage it clear what they offer, Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Bridal Jewellery including Earrings and Bracelets incorporating their Lab Created Diamonds.
Clean Origin are one of the first that i’ve seen to start introducing hand selected Lab Created Diamonds with ‘Hearts & Arrows’ Symmetry, their “RADIENCE” Collection. Sure, there are plenty of online Diamond Dealers that show this already but Lab Created Diamond websites don’t have this. I must admit it’s not quite as good as James Allen Diamonds with full disclosure of images in their “True Hearts” Natural Diamond range, but we are talking about Lab created Diamonds at a far cheaper price point. It takes time to take all the ASET Tool and Ideal Scope images then upload them all to the web. Time equals Money. So good on “Clean Origin” for making it better for consumers.