Like many people you may have heard the term synthetic or lab grown diamonds and thought that this referred to diamond alternatives such as cubic zirconia or moissanite, so hesitated in your purchase thinking these are not the real deal for your engagement ring. But you would be wrong! Lab grown diamonds are very much the real thing, the only difference is where they originate from.
The rising concerns about the underlying problems of diamond mining are affecting individuals and businesses in their purchase choices. Indeed, mined diamonds are associated with violence, conflicts, human rights abuses, labour exploitations, and environmental devastation. All things considered, diamonds are far from remaining a girl’s best friend. However, this realisation has boosted the interest in synthetic diamonds. Lab grown diamonds also known as man-made diamonds are growing in popularity. Are you wondering whether they are the right solution for your needs? Here’s a brief overview of what lab diamonds are and how they’re made.
Some sources may refer to lab-grown diamonds as being ‘fake’, ‘imitation’ or a ‘simulant’, but this is actually incorrect. The reason for this common misunderstanding is that the vast majority of lab-grown diamonds are chemically and physically the same as a natural diamond that is produced by the geological processes of time and Mother Nature. In comparison moissanite and cubic zirconia which to the untrained naked eye both look similar to diamonds, in fact exhibit very different chemical and physical properties, and therefore are in fact imitation or simulant diamonds. Here at Reve Diamonds we like all our valued customers to be equipped with the right knowledge that allows them to make the right purchasing decision based on the correct facts about diamonds. So here is our short guide to the similarities and differences between naturally formed diamonds and lab grown diamonds and imitation diamonds such as cubic zirconia and moissanite that we hope will help you be well informed;