Frequently Asked Questions
Questions for us? Check out our FAQs below for some quick help! Or you can always reach out to us at [email protected].
About Our Lab Grown Diamonds & Jewelry
Do you offer mined diamonds, or only lab grown diamonds?
We are proud to offer only ethically sourced, affordable lab grown diamonds on our website.
What is a lab grown diamond?
A lab grown diamond (also known as man-made, lab-created, cultured or cultivated diamond) is created in a controlled laboratory environment as opposed to an underground mine. The process is human-controlled rather than geological. Truth be told, it is an impeccable, financially savvy alternative to mined diamonds. Learn more about lab grown diamonds here.
Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds?
Lab grown diamonds are authentic diamonds in every sense. All their physical, chemical, optical and atomic properties are identical to those of mined diamonds. The only difference is that they are made above ground instead of below ground. Lab grown diamonds are absolutely real diamonds. On the other hand, diamond simulants such as moissanites and cubic zirconia are not actual diamonds, but merely resemble them because they do not have the same chemical & physical properties of a mined diamond. Learn more about lab grown diamonds here.
How are lab grown diamonds created?
A diamond ‘seed’ is set in carbon-rich conditions inside a sophisticated growth chamber. Using our exclusive growth technique, the seed develops into a rough diamond. The rough diamond is then planned, laser cut, polished & finished just like a mined diamond is. This turns it into a lovely, sparkling precious stone. Learn more about lab grown diamonds here.
Are your lab grown diamonds ethically sourced?
Yes. Because our lab grown diamonds are man-made in our controlled laboratory setting, they are 100% conflict free and do not require mining tons of earth to find them. All local labor laws are followed, including child labor laws, and the creation of our lab grown diamonds is free from funding violence, warlords, corrupt governments, or other human rights abuses. Learn more about lab grown diamonds here.
How do you advertise carat total weight, and what are the tolerances?
We display all of our diamond carat total weights (ctw) in fractions in the product name and also show them in decimals in the product details. The fractions we use follow the Federal Trade Commission guidelines for diamonds advertised as fractions as well as diamond industry best practices. To learn more about our diamond carat total weight (ctw) tolerances, please click here.
Do you certify the lab grown diamonds?
We provide a certification card from one of the world’s most reputable independent certification companies, including IGI (International Gemological Institute) and GIA (Gemological Institute of America) for all center stones purchased through our Design Your Ring program. We also provide certification cards for all other jewelry that includes a center stone (or matched pairs) that are 3/4 carat or larger. Learn more about lab grown diamonds here.
What does HPHT and CVD mean in lab grown diamonds?
HPHT stands for High Pressure High Temperature.
CVD stands for Chemical Vapor Disposition.
Learn more about lab grown diamonds here.
Are your lab grown diamonds laser inscribed?
We laser inscribe on the girdle of all lab grown diamonds that are .50 ct and larger.
Can I buy a loose lab grown diamond?
Yes! We have thousands of diamonds available for purchase. We also have robust filters to help you find the one that is perfect for you. Search for your perfect diamond here.
How do you match the side stones to the center stones?
Our diamond experts match side stones based on the quality of the center diamond you choose. For jewelry designed by us, the product page will usually show the quality of the side diamonds.
What metal types do you offer?
Our jewelry is expertly crafted in 14K gold or platinum. Most gold items are available in white, yellow, and rose gold color choices. You can choose your metal type and color on the product page for all items.
Are all white gold rings rhodium plated?
Yes. We use rhodium plating on our white metals, like white gold. The rhodium plating enhances the luster and durability of the metal, and gives a smooth, shiny finish to the jewelry. This is a very common practice in the jewelry industry.
Can I engrave my ring?
Many of our engagement rings and wedding bands are engravable. If the Engagement ring is engravable, you will have the option to add the engraving on the product page or in the shopping cart. There may be a small fee for this service.
About Grown Brilliance
Who is Grown Brilliance?
Since we have over 40 years of knowledge and experience in the jewelry industry, we have identified the unique opportunity and incredible need for an alternative to traditionally mined diamonds. We crafted a brand that delivers at every level of our commitment to quality, ethics, product integrity, design and value. Learn more about us here.
What organizations do you support?
We are proud to support SRMD Love and Care USA (SRLC USA), which has helped to touch more than 10 million lives in over 100 cities worldwide with its unique 10-care program. A portion of all our proceeds go to support this esteemed organization. To learn more, please visit our Commitment to Society page, which can be found here.
Orders & Payments
Are your prices in US Dollars?
Yes. We display all of our prices in US dollars, including tax and shipping fees.
Do I have to pay tax?
We collect tax from customers where we are required to do so. We make no profit on these taxes, and we pay the required taxes directly the states that require us to collect them. Any taxes we must collect will be calculated and displayed clearly during checkout.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major US credit cards, Paypal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. For your convenience, we can also accept a Bank Wire Transfer. Or we have financing available through Affirm, with low monthly payments and rates as low as 0% APR.
Do you offer Financing?
Yes, we offer financing through Affirm. If qualified, you may qualify for low monthly payments with rates as low as 0% APR. At checkout, choose Affirm as your payment method, then create an account and answer a few questions. You will be notified immediately if you’ve been approved. All future monthly payments and financing terms will be handled through your Affirm account.
Can I purchase if I’m outside of the United States?
At this time, we ship to the 50 U.S. states and Canada via FedEx, as well as military APO/FPO addresses via the United States Postal Service (USPS). We intend to accept international orders in the near future, so please check back often.
Shipping & Delivery
How long does it take to ship my order?
Each item is either In-Stock or Made-to-Order. In-stock items ship within two (2) business days after your order. Made-to-Order items take approximately two (2) weeks to create, and then ship to you. Check the product detail page once you’ve configured your jewelry to determine the approximate shipping date. See our full Shipping Policies here.
What does your packaging look like?
All of our items are placed in a stylish and sophisticated jewelry box for presentation and gifting. In order to mitigate theft or other issues, our shipping packages do not mention Grown Brilliance, diamonds, or jewelry anywhere on the box.
What shipping methods to you offer?
We offer FREE FedEx 2Day shipping for all items shipped to United States addresses. FedEx Priority Overnight is available for a small additional charge. For addresses going to domestic or international military bases through APO/FPO, we ship for FREE using USPS Priority Mail. For orders shipping to Canada, we ship via FedEx International, which is a 2 day service, for a $25 flat fee. See our full shipping policies here.
Do you offer Saturday Delivery?
At this time, we do not offer Saturday Delivery. See our full shipping policies here.
Do you ship internationally?
We currently ship to the 50 U.S. states and Canada via FedEx. We ship to United States APO/FPO military base addresses via the United States Postal Service. We anticipate adding additional international shipping options in the future. Please check back often.
Can I cancel or change my order?
Once your payment is processed, we are unable to change order in any way. This includes changes for a different item, metal color, carat weight, ring size, or changes to the billing or shipping address. However, you may cancel made-to-order items up to 24 hours after you place the order.
Returns, Warranty, Repairs
What is your return policy?
We offer a complimentary 45-day return policy with FREE return shipping via FedEx, so you can make sure your purchase is perfect. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your order, return it within 45 days from when it ships for a full refund back to your original payment method.
Do you offer a warranty on the jewelry?
Yes. We stand by our gemstones and jewelry. We offer a free Lifetime Manufacturing Warranty. We warrant that all jewelry will be free from manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship at the time of delivery and the optical properties of gemstones will never fade or cloud over time. View our full policy here.
Can I resize my ring?
Yes. We offer free ring sizing after your first purchase, and up to one time per year after that. See the details here.
Do you offer repairs if something happens to my jewelry?
Yes. While diamonds and jewelry are durable, they are not indestructible. If something happens to your jewelry and you need repairs, we’re here to help. Get started with a repair here.
Jewelry Care and Fit
How do I determine my ring size?
There are multiple ways to find your ring size. Visit our full ring size page here. Or download our Printable Ring Sizer here.
How should I clean and care for my lab grown diamond jewelry?
You can clean your lab grown diamond jewelry the same way that you do most of your fine jewelry. One simple method is to use a little dish soap and warm water and gently scrub your jewelry with a soft cloth or soft bristle tooth brush. Rinse it clean and then let it dry on a soft cloth. Another option is to use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. If you need more professional cleaning or repairs, please contact us.
Contact Grown Brilliance
Can I speak to someone directly?
Yes! We’re excited to talk to you about your jewelry purchase. You can contact us by phone, email, or chat. We’re available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET. See our full contact page here.