Are Lab Grown Diamonds REAL or FAKE? The experts at Casale Jewelers say.......
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Manmade diamonds, also called lab-grown diamonds, are often regarded as an economical, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible alternative to natural diamonds. At Casale, there are many questions that arise about lab grown diamonds and how they compare against mined diamonds. Here is all you need to know and more.
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From budget to the environment, there are multiple valid reasons why you might be interested in buying a lab grownb diamond engagement ring.
Lab Diamonds Are Real and are here to Stay
When searching for the perfect diamond at your bidget, you probably found different types of gemstones, white topaz, or other natural or synthetic gems that would fit your budget. It’s important to be aware that those materials are imitations, a.k.a. simulants. Manmade diamonds do not fit into this category; they are not an imitation material and ae not fake by any means.
At first glance, simulants appear to be diamond lookalikes. However, they do not share the same qualities that make natural diamonds valuable and desirable, such as hardness and luster. Diamond imitations won’t be as durable nor display the same brilliance or fire as lab-grown or natural diamonds. Some imitation gems, like cubic zirconias, will even scratch or become cloudy over time.
Lab grown diamonds are as real as mined diamonds; they share the same chemical composition, crystal structure, physical and optical properties. Manmade diamonds are as hard, strong, scratch-resistant, and durable as their natural counterparts. They are cut and polished to achieve the same fire, brightness, and scintillation as mined diamonds. The difference between a synthetic and a natural gem lies in their origin.
Lab vs. Mined: Can you tell?
No, we cannot tell and your friends cannot either. It's like having a baby - one is natural and one through invitro. Are you going to introduce your children as your natural or invitro babies? NO!! Lab diamonds, possess the same brilliance and sparkle as natural diamonds but at a fraction of the cost. Even our testers are not smart enough to identify a diamond as lab-grown. Only laboratories with special, sophisticated equipment can identify them. A laser inscription or a lab report is the only way to tell a manmade diamond apart from a natural diamond.
Lab Diamond Certification
ALL Gemological Labs such as GIA, IGI and more recognize lab grown diamonds. They are graded by the same 4C’s standard natural diamonds are subjected to. Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat are described in-depth in the report. All Casale lab grown diamonds come with a grading certificate so you can be sure of their quality.
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4 Reasons to Buy a Lab Diamond Engagement Ring
1. Lab Grown Diamonds are Up to 60% Cheaper
Manufacturing diamonds in the lab costs less than running a mining operation. There’s also significantly less demand for manmade diamonds, which is part of the reason why they have such accessible price points. A lab diamond with the exact same color, cut, carat weight, and clarity characteristics than a natural diamond, can be up to 60% cheaper. You get more for your money if you decide to go for a manmade option.
2. Lab-Grown Diamonds are 100% Conflict-Free
You can now buy an engagement ring with a clear conscience. Since synthetic gemstones are grown in the lab, you don’t have to worry about any of the social responsibility concerns related to mining.
3. They are Eco-Friendly
Mining has a huge impact on the environment and uses a lot of energy. From erosion to deforestation and pollution, diamond mining takes a toll on our planet. Lab grown processes on the other hand, have a much smaller environmental impact. Some laboratories are even carbon negative since they run their operations on renewable energy.
4. You Won't Be Able to Tell the Difference
Your manmade gem won’t change color, get cloudy or look like a lower quality version of a natural diamond. Choosing a manmade diamond engagement ring doesn’t mean you are sacrificing color, carat weight, clarity, or cut.
Want to find the perfect mined or lab diamond for your loved one? Learn the Truth about Diamonds from the experts at Casale Jewelers in Staten Island, NY. Whether it's a mined diamond or a lab grown diamond, we are here to HELP!
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Cory and the rest of the Casale Jewelers team can’t wait to help you with your diamond purchase! We’re proud to offer an unbeatable selection of quality rings at can’t-miss prices. With so many to choose from, you’re sure to find the ones for you. Casale Jewelers is located in Staten Island, NY and is the premier bridal destination for Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands & Bridal Gifts.