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.

Lisa Bissell

"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.

Lab Grown 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!

Do you have any questions or suggestion?

Get in contact with Joe, Margie or Jennifer for expert help.

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