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Can you tell the difference between lab-grown and natural diamonds?

Nowadays, shopping for a diamond ring can feel extremely overwhelming. With such a huge variety of stones, shapes, and styles to choose from, figuring out one design is no easy task. And now there is one more added filter to this tedious task - the decision to choose between a mined diamond and a lab-grown diamonds. To help you get through this filtration, we have compiled everything that you need to know about lab grown diamonds and how their characteristics stand in front of natural diamonds.

The process of creation

The nature-made diamonds on the market today were forming beneath the Earth's surface from billions of years ago. The intense heat and pressure created in the mantle layer of the surface caused the elemental carbon to rearrange on an atomic level, thus making it take the solid form, and comes a diamond. The lab diamonds are simple to understand- diamonds grown in a lab. And also, comparatively easier to make than the natural diamond. The most common way is through a process called chemical vapor deposition. The diamonds made through this process are called CVD diamonds. In this process, a very slim slice of a real diamond, called the diamond seed, is placed in a vacuum where carbon molecules are made to assimilate with it. The diamond grows in this chamber, and is then cut and polished, just like a natural diamond. And since the diamond created in a lab is made with pure carbon molecules only, it is chemically a natural diamond.

The cost disparity

The reason natural diamonds are so pricey is that their existence depends on complex and expensive mining operations with heavy uncertainty about the quality of the product. It is believed that a finite amount of natural diamonds are present on the earth's surface, and the circumstances under which each is created are unique. lab-grown diamonds are strategically created under a controlled lab environment, which is almost similar to all diamonds. There is no complex extraction process involved either. These factors make them less expensive than natural diamonds, sometimes by up to 50 percent less than their natural counterparts. With the advancement in technology, the process of creating lab grown diamonds is supposed to get more efficient and cost-effective.

The Clarity makes it clear

There are diamond color gradings agencies, like the Gemological Institute of America and the International Gemological Institute, which grade lab-created diamonds using the same methods and standards used for natural diamonds. Therefore, a lab made diamond and a natural diamond of the same 4Cs—cut, clarity, color, and carat—have no difference at all. However, it'll be wrong to assume that lab made diamonds will have comparatively better 4Cs than natural diamonds. As lab-grown diamonds are grown and not built, they will also take on the flaws, called inclusions, that affect a diamond's sparkle. The more inclusions in a diamond, the cloudier it becomes, and thus lower the clarity grade.

The Color comparison

The same principle applies here: a lab-grown diamond will be graded on the same scale as a natural one when it comes to color. There is no visual difference between a lab-grown and a natural diamond, and the most sought-after grades are G to J, which are almost colorless. The natural diamonds that are graded between D and F, which are truly colorless, are exceedingly rare to find and thus exceedingly expensive. That's where lab grown diamonds come in handy as they can be created in the lab and completely independent of availability on the earth's surface.

So to conclude, we can say that though lab grown diamonds are fundamentally different from natural diamonds, you cannot comprehend them by just looking at them. Therefore, if you want to opt for a lab-grown diamond for its comparatively less price, then you should go ahead without any hesitation

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