Chemically, Optically and Physically the Same!
In recent years, laboratory-grown also known as engineered diamonds have become more common, more advanced, and harder to detect.
A laboratory-grown diamond is the result of a technological process, as opposed to the geological process that creates natural diamonds. They are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop when they form in the mantle, beneath the Earth’s crust. Laboratory-grown diamonds have the same chemical composition, crystal structure, optical, and physical properties as diamonds found in nature. Most laboratory-grown diamonds are categorized as either high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT), or chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamonds, depending on the method of their production. Since HPHT and CVD diamonds are virtually identical to natural diamonds, differences only become clear when they are analyzed in a gem laboratory.
Why Choose Lab-Grown?
We are one of the only jewelers in the Corvallis area to offer lab-grown diamonds as an option. Many of our customers have embraced them and now choose lab-grown every time. These are just a few reasons why:
As lab-grown diamonds are created as opposed to mined they can be categorized as ethically sourced.
Lab-grown diamonds usually cost 30% to 50% less than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality.
Since lab diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds, they offer the same brilliance and beauty. You can now find lab-grown diamonds in not only white but fancy colors such as blue, and pink.