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What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Shopping for a beautiful stone for your loved one? Consider lab-grown diamonds as a unique and luxurious alternative. Lab-grown diamonds, or engineered diamonds, are made in laboratories. A common question people ask regarding lab-grown diamonds are if they’re actually real. 

Well, contrary to popular belief — yes, they are

What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

The only difference between natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds is their origin; chemically, they are the same. While natural diamonds form below the surface of the earth, lab-grown diamonds follow the same natural growing process in a controlled laboratory environment using cutting edge technology. If you’re on the hunt for a natural, beautiful diamond ring, you can rest assured knowing out lab-grown diamonds are chemically, optically, and physically the same as natural grown diamonds. 

How Are Lab-Grown Diamonds…Grown?

Diamond labs use two growing methods: high pressure-high temperature (HPHT) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Natural diamonds are grown under conditions of intense heat of nearly 2,000 degrees, and pressure. This combination creates carbon atoms, which begin to form crystals. Similarly, lab-grown diamonds contain the same carbon element, as well as high pressure and temperature that is conducive to diamond growth. 

Benefits of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Our wide selection of lab-grown diamonds are perfect for any occasion. They are a credible, more valuable alternative that give you the same luxurious feeling diamonds should provide. Whether you’re planning a proposal or special gift, your loved one deserves the best, and Michael’s Jewelers will give you just that. Not sure if a lab-grown diamond is right for you? Check out the infographic below to see why you should consider lab-grown diamonds for your stone:

At Michael’s Jewelers, we provide engagement, wedding, and custom jewelry while ensuring a high standard of customer service. Our GIA-certified (Gemological Institute of America) staff are here to walk you through the diamond buying process and help you select the perfect stone. If you’re interested in getting an engagement ring or custom jewelry, give us a call to see whether natural or lab-grown diamonds are right for you.