To illustrate the differences between Natural Diamond and Lab Grown Diamond (also called Lab Created Diamond), we listed their important properties in the table below:
|Natural diamond||Lab grown diamond|
|Formula||C (carbon)||C (carbon)|
|Crystal shape||Cubic (isotrop)||Cubic (isotrop)|
The use of Lab Grown diamonds (also called Lab Created Diamonds) in jewellery is becoming increasingly popular. Previously, antique jewellery was popular because it would have been worn before. Nowadays, people are interested in making the world a better place. This will also be one of the big reasons that people buy a piece of jewellery with a Lab Grown diamond. These are produced entirely ecologically. Whereas natural diamonds sometimes raise doubts about whether they are conflict-free or blood diamonds, Lab Grown diamonds are absolutely not blood diamonds. The process is 100% traceable.
In addition, the natural coloured diamond is so scarce that it is often sold in inferior quality. The Lab Created coloured diamond is often even more beautiful than the natural variant. This is because the process is 1 on 1 imitated in a laboratory. The colour is often more beautiful and contains fewer inclusions.
The slogan commonly used when selling natural diamonds is "Real Is Rare" , or in other words, a real diamond is unique. Of course a diamond found in nature is unique, but so are the lab created diamonds, each one of which is unique. We regret that this is used as an argument to convince people to buy a natural diamond instead of a Lab Grown diamond. To give you a clear idea of the differences between natural diamonds and Lab Grown diamonds, we have listed all the chemical characteristics.
Lab Grown Diamond is like ice in a way. When you take some ice cubes from your fridge and compare it to ice from the North Pole or other arctic areas, it will be identical. The only difference between these two types of ice is the location were the ice was formed. The same is true of natural diamond and Lab Grown Diamond. This is real diamond, created under the same circumstances as natural diamond. The only difference is that these circumstances were moved into a simulator so diamonds can be made by people and faster than in nature. In the above table we listed all chemical properties of both natural diamonds and Lab Grown Diamond. This table shows that all chemical properties are shared by both types of diamond.
“To summarize: to the naked eye, Lab Grown Diamond is indistinguishable from natural diamond. All optical and physical properties are the same as in natural diamond.”
With Lab Grown Diamonds the creation process can be influenced at many levels to create the clearest possible gemstone. For more information on the creation process of Lab Grown Diamonds, click here.
Thanks to the identical process and the option to influence the process it is now possible to create higher quality diamond.
In addition to Lab Grown Diamond being more environmentally friendly and easier to obtain in better quality, it also differs when it comes to the price tag. Natural diamond is more valuable because it is harder to find. Lab Grown Diamond, in contrast, is made fast and in large numbers, and is of great quality. This enables lower prices for Lab Grown Diamonds.
Prices for a 1.51 ct round diamond, with the properties VS and colour H.
Natural: about £12.000,-
Lab Created: about £3.500,-
For more information on the creation process of Lab Grown Diamond, click here