Until recently I would not have suggested it, but in the last couple months I’ve had several customers purchase “Lab-Created” diamonds. These stones have reached a point in their evolution that an experienced jeweler cannot tell them apart from natural stones, that is without the use of specialized equipment. The stones that I have had the opportunity to examine were to my surprise, actually quite beautiful. These stones are created by man combining the correct elements and conditions for diamond crystals to form in a controlled environment. They are chemically and atomically the same as natural diamonds. I’m not saying one is better than the other, but I would be negligent if I didn’t mention the choice.
- They are absolutely Conflict Free
- They are a “Green” choice when compared to mined stones.
- They cost on average 20%-30% less than mined diamonds
- They cannot be differentiated by their physical properties without proper equipment.