Through technological advancements over the last 50 years, it’s now possible to create stunning diamonds above the earth’s crust that are completely identical to the ones growing naturally beneath it. Manufacturers use high pressure and high-temperature conditions to mimic the wonders of nature. This fast tracks the creation of diamonds, resulting in an exact physical and chemical copy of their natural counterparts.
Although there isn’t a big distinction between the look of natural and lab-grown diamonds, there is a difference in price. Over the years, lab-grown diamonds have decreased in cost due to technological advancements and supply. This makes them a great option for people who are looking for a bigger gemstone at a less expensive price. Alternatively, natural diamonds take billions of years to form, so they are a bit more expensive due to their rarity.
Although lab-grown diamonds are generally less expensive, they may depreciate over time. In contrast, natural diamonds retain their value and can even increase over the years. You may not plan to resell your diamond, but it’s an important factor to be aware of before your purchase.
Lab-grown diamonds are graded to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) standards which is a detailed assessment of the diamond’s 4 C’s (cut, clarity, carat and color). Whenever you purchase a lab-grown diamond from Mountz Jewelers, you’ll receive a full report with this information when available.
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Our team is here to guide you through our natural and lab-grown diamond selection. After all, we want you to be confident with information at your fingertips before you make your choice. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.