Why Buy a Lab-Created Diamond?

Lab created diamonds offer a unique opportunity to consumers for various reasons. From the beauty of a vivid yellow to the rarity of a fancy blue to the science and technology of making a diamond, everyone has a different reason for choosing a lab diamond. What is your reason?

In An Engagement Ring

DNEA Trellis Ring
Most of our diamonds are set into luxury engagement rings. You can pair any loose diamond with any of our designer jewelry, or create your own design for that perfect ring.

Due to the vast supply of mined white diamonds and the relative scarcity of fancy colored diamonds, most mined engagement rings use white diamonds. Because of the limited availability of lab-grown white diamonds, we encourage you to also explore our brilliant blues and vibrant yellows.

High-Tech Diamonds

Growing a real diamond is the pinnacle of human technology. It requires highly calibrated machines capable of creating intense heat and pressure, within very specific constraints, for long periods of time. While diamond-growing technology has been around for over 50 years, gem-quality results have only been around for a few years.

Steven Kretchmer Helix Ring

Chemists, engineers, IT professionals and scientists of all kinds appreciate the research, development and procedures that goes into creating a diamond, and lab diamonds are a perfect match for a high-tech tension-set engagement ring.

Environmental Awareness

Mined diamonds come out of massive mining operations that destroy ecosystems. Contrary to that, all man-made diamonds are made in a controlled laboratory, using only modest amounts of resources to grow a diamond.

Furthermore, D.NEA jewelry is available in recycled metals such as platinum and 18kt gold, and is presented in environmentally responsible packaging.

Guaranteed Conflict-Free

Many diamonds come from war-torn regions in Africa. These diamonds fund civil wars and armed conflicts and are commonly known as a "blood diamond" or "conflict diamond". Once a mined diamond is cut, it is impossible to determine its origin. Even in conflict-free regions, sub-standard working conditions, child labor and human rights abuses continue in mining operations around the world.

All our synthetic diamonds are grown in controlled facilities by trained engineers, scientists and technicians. They are cut in Antwerp by skilled cutters, and fully disclosed and identifiable as lab-grown. Our diamonds are origin-guaranteed.

Affordable Colored Diamonds

Group of blue and yellow natural colored lab diamonds
Natural colored diamonds are quite expensive, with fancy yellows easily more than $20,000 per carat and fancy blues $200,000 and up per carat. Lab-grown fancy yellow and blues are about one-quarter and one-tenth the price of their mined counterparts, respectively, yet have all the beauty and natural color of their mined counterparts.

Why NOT to Buy a Lab Diamond

While we realize there are many benefits to a lab diamond, we also realize they are not for everyone. There will always be people who will refuse to buy a lab-diamond, just as there are people who will refuse to buy a mined diamond.

We are always interested in hearing your opinion about what you love or hate about lab-grown diamonds. We appreciate your phone call or email.

Cheap White Diamonds

While blue and yellows are less expensive than their mined counterparts, a white is comparable in price, if not more expensive than a comparable mined diamond. This is because white diamonds are the hardest color to grow, yet the most available when mined.

There were some misimpressions a few years ago that lab diamonds would be available by the truckload for merely dollars per carat, yet that is certainly not the case, and we affirm synthetic diamond long-term pricing will remain fairly stable.

D Color, IF Clarity

While we have had some D color and IF clarity, our color and clarity span the gamut of colors and clarity, with most being available in the colorless to near-colorless range and VS to SI1 clarity.

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