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What is a lab created diamond?
Lab grown diamonds, also called lab created diamonds, are developed in a controlled laboratory environment. They are formed through advanced processes that duplicate the natural, geological conditions that result in earth-mined, diamonds. Lab grown and earth-mined diamonds share the same chemical, physical, and optical characteristics and are evaluated by the same 4 Cs of diamond quality representing beauty and structure: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. The only difference is the point of origin and the length of time the diamond takes to form.
“We take pride in providing our customers with an honest and informative buying experience. We are excited to extend that same experience to those interested in learning more about beautiful lab grown diamonds and jewelry.”
Benefits of Lab Grown Diamonds
High Quality & Sparkle
With the same chemical, physical & optical properties, lab created diamonds share the brilliance and magic of earth-mined diamonds
Competitively priced, lab created diamonds offer a greater value than mined diamonds of similar size and quality
Lab grown diamonds are an environmentally responsible and an ethical choice
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Lab Created Diamonds vs. Mined Diamonds
While the process and the time to create a lab grown diamond is different from a mined diamond, the end composition is the same. Both have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties, and both share the same intoxicating brilliance and dazzling shine. Lab created diamonds are impossible to identify by the human eye. They can only be identified by a jeweler with special trade tools and equipment which makes them a popular choice for engagement rings. Our conflict-free lab grown diamonds are independently certified and come with an appraisal, just as we provide with our earth-mined diamonds.
“We have been providing mined diamonds to our customers since 1993. Desumma & Wexler is now proud to provide high quality, beautiful, certified lab created diamonds as well.”
Our lab created diamonds are in the same classic cuts that we offer for earth-mined diamonds
Lab grown vs mined questions?
Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds?
Yes. A real diamond is determined by its composition. Both lab grown and earth-mined diamonds share the same optical, chemical, gemological and physical properties.
Are lab grown diamonds less expensive?
When comparing diamonds of similar size and quality, yes, lab created diamonds are more affordable than mined diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are an excellent value for an engagement ring, for a heartfelt gift or future family heirloom.
Are earth-mined diamonds higher quality?
Mined diamonds are not inherently of higher quality than lab grown diamonds. All diamonds, whether lab created or mined diamonds, are evaluated on the 4Cs: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. All diamonds can have varying quality dependent upon those components and evaluations.
What is the resale value of lab created diamonds?
We do not consider either lab grown or earth-mined diamonds to be an investment. The pricing of all diamonds is out of our control as the value of a diamond, as with any item you purchase, is dependent upon multiple factors. If resale value is something you will consider when purchasing any diamond, please contact us directly so that we can provide you with the information you need to make a decision.
How can you tell the difference?
When compared, it is impossible to discern whether a diamond is lab grown or earth-mined. Using special tools and equipment, jewelers can detect trace elements that distinguish the two types of diamonds but do not alter a diamond’s brilliant appearance.
Lab grown diamond characteristics
Whether lab created or earth-mined, a diamond is determined by its composition. Lab created diamonds are real diamonds which have the same brilliance and shine, and the same physical, chemical, and optical properties of mined diamonds.
Do lab grown diamonds get cloudy?
No. As lab grown diamonds share the same physical and chemical composition of mined diamonds, they also do not get cloudy over time.
Are Lab Created Diamonds Certified and Appraised?
Yes, all of the lab created diamonds we sell include an independent certificate of quality from a national certification lab, such as IGI Reports or Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL). These reputable grading laboratories are independent of our business and provide our customers with a quality assurance for diamonds. In addition, DeSumma & Wexler Fine Jewelry will provide an appraisal for insurance coverage with every purchase of a lab grown diamond.
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Our long-term relationships with trusted suppliers ensure that we have the finest lab created colorless and fancy colored diamonds for a variety of fine jewelry styles and settings. We offer both semi-custom quick turnaround engagement rings or complete heirloom-quality, custom offerings featuring lab grown diamonds.