Synthetic diamonds are often sold as a cheaper alternative to natural diamonds. Lab grown diamonds carry similar properties as natural diamonds but at a much lower cost – are we now discovering why? Previously, lab grown diamonds marketed themselves as the ‘ethical option’ for diamond enthusiasts, however this is widely disputed. The Kimberley Process has eradicated conflict diamonds from the open market and social responsibility schemes safeguard the communities surrounding diamond mines.
Lab grown diamonds (also referred to as synthetic diamonds or laboratory created diamonds) continue to be a matter of confusion and intrigue for the modern diamond buyer. With questions arising about the value, appearance and ethical claims of lab grown diamonds, buyers must be in possession of all the facts before making their decision. I must state that although I am a diamond expert and enthusiast, my goal is not to sway people towards diamonds. There are many benefits to choosing a natural diamond for your engagement ring, but I have been equally enthralled with sapphire solitaires, ruby necklaces and […]
White sapphire. Cubic Zirconia. Colorless rutile. There are many types of gems used to imitate diamonds. But one that comes up often is moissanite. However, moissanite is much more than an imitation. They’re very different from diamonds, but they do have their own, very distinct advantages, such as their brilliance, clarity, and price. So how do they fare when compared to diamonds? In this article, we will be analyzing the moissanite vs. diamond debate. What is Moissanite? Moissanite vs. Diamond: The Quick Guide Telling the Difference Between Moissanite and Diamond Reasons to Purchase Moissanite The Disadvantages of Moissanite Comparing the […]
What are lab-grown diamonds? What are they worth? Are they real diamonds? These questions plague online comment boards and the minds of new diamond buyers constantly. Lab-grown diamonds are a point of contention, with some falling on either side of the for or against debate. However, in reality, lab-grown diamonds are valuable, legitimate gemstones that can create incredibly impressive jewelry. So in the battle of natural vs. lab-grown diamonds, do they stand up to pressure? What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds? Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real? Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Certified? How Much Do Lab-Grown Diamonds Cost? Can You Tell the Difference Between […]