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
Due to the vast supply of mined white diamonds and the relative scarcity of fancy colored diamonds, most mined engagement rings use white diamonds. In addition to lab-grown white diamonds, we encourage you to also explore our brilliant blues and vibrant yellows.
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.
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.
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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.
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 lab created 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
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
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.
However, lab-grown white diamonds are still 15-40% less than comparable mined diamonds, so there is still significant savings to be had. Most consumers use this savings to buy a larger or higher quality grown diamond.