Real Synthetic Diamonds

A synthetic diamond is a real diamond in every sense: chemically, physically, atomically and optically. It is grown in a machine under very strict conditions, which allows for proper diamond crystal growth.

This chart compares the properties of mined diamonds, synthetic diamonds, as well as common diamond simulants:
table comparing diamonds to simulants

What is it called?

Our diamonds are grown using a human created synthesis process and are called many different names, though they are all synonymous. 'Synthetic diamond' is the most widely accepted term, though in many connotations, synthetic is misinterpreted. We prefer to call them 'lab grown' or 'lab created' diamond while 'man made' or 'cultured' are also commonly accepted.

What isn't it called?

Our diamonds are not simulants. A diamond simulant is something that may resemble a diamond, but does not possess all the same properties as a diamond. Common simulants include cubic zirconia, moissanite, white sapphire and lead crystal. Simulants are usually available for mere dollars, or hundreds of dollars per carat, while mined and synthetic diamonds are thousands of dollars per carat.

Identifying a lab diamond

While a lab diamond is a real diamond in every way, there are various methods to identify them as lab grown diamonds, rather than mined. D.NEA proudly discloses all of its diamonds as lab-grown. Furthermore, each graded diamond is laser inscribed as created and fully disclosed as such on the grading report.


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