GIVING YOU MASSIVELY MORE BLING FOR YOUR BUCK
Lab grown diamonds are as real as any diamond mined from the Earth and are identical in every single way. They have exactly the same physical properties, the same optical properties, the same chemical properties and the same sparkle and lustre as any mined diamond.
The only differences are:
Price - as Lab Grown Diamonds are at least 80% less than comparable mined Diamonds, and often much much more.
Ethics - you avoid the environment implications.
GET RED CARPET READY WITH LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
With zero physical differences, it's absolutely no wonder that more and more of us are turning to Lab Grown Diamonds.
Hollywood royalty like Zoe Kravitz, Billy Porter, Lady Gaga and Penelope Cruz have all worn Lab Grown stones as they elegantly strode down the red carpet.
Even Megan Markle lit up the street of London on a dull January morning in 2019, as she caught the world's attention with some stunning drop earrings embedded with Lab Grown Diamonds.
GOOD ENOUGH FOR TIFFANY, THEN IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR US
When LVMH, the parent company of super brands like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany, invested in a lab grown production facility in 2022 you can see that the whole world is moving towards more ethical lab grown stones.
Another of LVMH's brands, the luxury watch make Tag Heuer, produced the Carrera Plasma, their first ever chronometer decorated with lab grown diamonds.
THE REVOLUTION HAS ALREADY BEGUN
There is no doubt that Lab Grown Diamonds are here to stay. The price of the lab grown stones as well as the environmental impact over traditional mining are all driving the growth of the lab grown market.
70% of people aged 25-40 are looking at Lab Grown Diamonds as a sustainable (and affordable) alternative to mined diamonds. Who can blame them? Especially when you consider that they will be paying up to 80% less than comparable mined Diamonds!
According to the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), diamond buyers are purchasing more and more lab grown diamonds, as the market demands better value and less environmental impact, with lab grown sales increasing by around 20% year on year.
Considering that Lab Grown Diamonds have always been far more ethical and affordable than mined stones, and with prices just getting better and better in comparison, you can really see why buying Lab Grown Stones is a no-brainer.
SPOT THE TWO DIFFERENCES
Lab Grown Diamonds are made using the kind of extreme heat and pressure that mined stones are created in. It's just that this technique was first captured in a laboratory in 1954 instead of the millions of years it takes the planet to make them.
Best of all, since the 50s, advances in technology means that we are now capable of producing diamonds that are indistinguishable to those dug out of the Earth.
Professional jewellers know that lab grown stones test exactly the same as mined diamonds for one simple reason - They Are The Same!
With both lab grown and mined diamonds matching each other for Clarity, Colour, Cut and Carat; and the only two differences being the huge price difference and the stones origin. So... Why Pay More?
HOW THEY MAKE THE PERFECT DIAMOND
There are two techniques used in growing diamonds, both of which start with a seed (a flat slither of an existing diamond). The first technique is called HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature). Where the seed is placed amongst pure graphite carbon and heated to around 1,500C. It is then pressurised to around 1.5 million pounds per square inch.
The second technique, called the CVD (Chemical vapour Deposition) sees the seed being placed in a sealed chamber full of carbon rich gas and being heated to around 800C. The gas begins to stick to the seed and the diamond is grown, atom-by-atom.
IT ALL ADDS UP TO THE PERFECT PURCHASE
HERE'S WHY EVERYONE IS TURNING TO LAB GROWN DIAMONDS:
They´re exactly the same in every physical and chemical way as mined diamonds
When it comes to buying your next ring, necklace or bracelet, lab grown diamonds are just a no-brainer for anyone looking for bigger and better diamonds without extending their budget.
Lab grown diamonds really are a girl´s new best friend!