Lab Grown Diamonds
Working with lab-grown diamonds has been particularly rewarding because of its exact qualities to natural diamonds. Other simulants can fall short when custom designing jewelry but lab-grown gems deliver on every level that a mined diamond does—sometimes even better. - Joe Schubach
We have chosen only the best companies as suppliers for these amazing eco-friendly gems. These trailblazing companies include Pure Grown Diamonds and Diamond Foundry.
We’re also very proud to announce our own line of proprietary lab-grown diamonds, Radiance.
So what are lab-grown diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds sharing the same physical, chemical and optical properties as their natural counterparts. They are created in a lab that replicates the earth's natural growing environment. The finished product is identical to earth-mined diamonds.
Materials such as moissanite, cubic zirconia (CZ), white sapphire and YAG are diamond simulants that may look like a real diamond but can't compare because they are not essentially diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are actual diamonds, on a molecular level.
Are lab-grown diamonds cheaper than mined diamonds?
Not only are lab-grown diamonds high-quality, eco-conscious and dazzlingly gorgeous but cost up to 50% less than natural or real diamonds.
"These are the diamonds of the future. They're revolutionary because they're sustainable and conflict-free. They're a whole new choice for eco-minded consumers." - Lisa Bissell, CEO and president of Pure Grown Diamonds.
But what about the quality of lab-grown diamonds?
A colorless lab-grown diamond is classified as Type IIa which is considered to be the purest form of diamond known in existence.
Diamond type is a method of scientifically classifying diamonds, both grown and mined, by the level and type of their chemical impurities. Type IIa diamonds are almost entirely devoid of impurities and makeup 1 – 2% of all mined diamonds.
But aren't real diamonds the only true symbol of love?
Remember, a lab-grown diamond is a real diamond, it's simply lab-created.
Several clients have told us that their partners are proud of their eco-friendly gem choice for an engagement and wedding ring. It reflects a certain consideration that goes beyond the happy couple but to the delicate world around them, in need of protection and more thoughtful consumer choices.
Lab-grown diamonds are also a perfect fit for economically savvy couples who prefer to pass the savings on to their future ahead without compromising on quality.
What about fancy color lab-grown diamonds?
We've got you colored! Lab-grown diamonds offer fancy color diamonds, perfect for those seeking a truly beautiful and socially responsible colored diamond of the highest quality, purity and rarity. Colors include: golden yellow, brilliant yellow, fancy pink, fancy intense pink, fancy vivid pink and fancy deep pink and more.
So what makes lab-grown diamonds different from cubic zirconia?
Cubic zirconia (as well as Gemesis, moissanite, quartz and glass) falls under the diamond simulant category, meaning they're an imitation of a diamond. Lab-grown diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties as mined diamonds.
You won't be able to tell the difference….and neither would any jeweler. That's because lab-grown diamonds are real, not fake. Very sophisticated equipment is needed to detect a lab-grown diamond from a mined one. (This equipment is so new and expensive that only a few of the larger gem grading labs like GIA have them.)
So if lab-grown diamond is not a simulant, is it a synthetic diamond?
The terminology may vary but these gems are also referred to as laboratory-created diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, man-made diamonds or synthetic diamonds.
How can a real diamond be created in a lab? Doesn't it need the earth to grow?
The technology behind lab-grown diamonds replicates the conditions necessary to grow a diamond crystal above the earth's surface.
Grown diamonds are produced by utilizing two gem-quality diamond creation processes: High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).
In both instances, a small diamond seed is placed in a tightly controlled environment where the rough diamond grows, atom-by-atom, layer-by-layer, recreating the natural process. (Think of it as a greenhouse for diamonds.)
What kind of custom design jewelry can be made with lab-grown gems?
Your imagination is the only limit. We've custom designed countless engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary rings, pendants, bracelets and brooches, with lab-grown gems. You name it, we'll custom design it.
We hope we’ve convinced you of the brilliance of the lab-grown diamonds. As seasoned custom design jewelers with decades of high-end jewelry making experience, we can tell you firsthand that these lab-grown diamonds are truly amazing. We’ve created many custom design pieces with lab-grown gems and are consistently amazed by the results. We’re confident you will be too.
If you have any questions about our custom design process or eco-friendly diamond alternatives, contact us directly. We’re located in Scottsdale and serve customers in the greater Phoenix area as well all around the world!