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Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real Diamonds?

For hundreds of years, diamonds have been treasured for their brilliance and beauty, symbolizing love, luxury and timeless elegance. Recently, technological advancements have made it possible to create diamonds in labs, offering a more ethically sourced choice. However, some still wonder if these lab grown diamonds are truly “real.”

Lab grown diamonds are authentic in every aspect, from their chemical makeup to their radiant sparkle. Learn more about these gems and how every lab diamond from Grown Brilliance allows you to own stunning, elegant jewelry.

What Makes a Diamond “Real”?

Diamonds are made of carbon, a single, pure element. The carbon atoms in diamonds are organized in a tetrahedral crystal structure that gives diamonds their signature hardness, durability and brilliance. This crystalline structure results from diamonds being formed under intense heat and pressure deep within the Earth’s mantle over billions of years.

With temperatures soaring to 2,700°F and pressures reaching 725,000 pounds per square inch, this incredible formation process makes mined diamonds so rare and exquisitely beautiful.

Why Lab Created Diamonds Are Real Diamonds

Lab created diamonds are real due to their identical nature to mined stones. The only difference between lab grown diamonds and mined stones is how they are made and the timeframes for growing them. 

Natural diamonds are formed deep within the Earth; lab grown diamonds are formed using the same heat and pressure but under specialized lab conditions. Scientists use High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) to grow real diamond crystals in a matter of weeks or months rather than the eons required for natural formation. 

This faster processing time speeds up the natural creation process, resulting in real stones that are the same as natural diamonds. 

How are Lab Diamonds the Same as Natural Stones?

Diamonds grown in a lab setting are comparable to natural diamonds in every way, including their visual appearance, internal structure and chemical makeup. Here’s a deeper look into why lab diamonds are considered real diamonds:

Can You Tell the Difference Between a Natural and Lab Grown Diamond?

As a consumer, it’s almost impossible to tell a lab grown diamond from a natural stone. Man-made diamonds and mined stones are identical to the naked eye, with lab stones often appearing brighter or more radiant due to fewer inclusions. This is especially true if the natural diamond has a low clarity rating or brownish tint. 

Jewelers and gemologists may be able to tell if a stone is lab grown, but only when using highly advanced laboratory equipment. Lab diamonds are often marked with a laser inscription identifying the lab that created them, which can only be seen with special microscope tools. 

At Grown Brilliance, our lab diamonds are rigorously evaluated and graded to the same stringent standards as natural diamonds. Our diamonds are also certified by the GIA and IGI, so you can purchase them with complete confidence.

Our Lab Grown Diamonds

At Grown Brilliance, we offer a wide selection of genuine, lab grown diamond accessories and sentimental pieces. Our collections include bracelets, earrings, necklaces and engagement and wedding rings fitted with real lab diamonds.

Explore our engagement ring designs, ranging from delicate 0.5 carat solitaires to breathtaking 3 carat brilliants. For an elegant lab grown diamond engagement ring, consider our 2.5 carat oval diamond petite solitaire ring in 14k yellow gold. The oval cut maximizes the stone’s dazzling sparkle, while the delicate solitaire setting keeps the focus solely on the exceptional center diamond.

Our 7 carat round tennis necklace is a stunning statement piece for an everyday accessory. The continuous line of sparkling genuine diamonds catches the light with every movement, adding a touch of luxury to any outfit.

Lab grown diamond tennis bracelets, like our 4.5 carat trillion-cut design in 14k rose gold, are another beautiful way to incorporate these real diamonds into your jewelry collection.

Appreciate the Beauty of Lab Grown Diamonds with Grown Brilliance

When considering diamond jewelry, remember that lab grown diamonds are just as real as mined diamonds. They have the same characteristics as natural stones, but they’re grown in a controlled setting and don’t have the same ethical concerns as mined stones.

With their exceptional quality, brilliant sparkle and cost-effective pricing, buying a lab grown diamond ring, bracelet or earring pair is ideal for conscientious buyers who want the beauty of a diamond without supporting unethical practices. Whether shopping for an engagement ring, fine jewelry or loose stones, you can find the perfect piece with Grown Brilliance.

Shop our selection of lab grown diamond bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings with confidence, knowing that you’re getting real diamonds at a price that fits your budget.

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