Lab Created Diamonds

Get the exact diamond you want with a lab created diamond from Rox Atlanta Jewelers. Here are some answers to common questions about lab created diamonds.

What are Lab Created Diamonds?

Laboratory-grown CVD rough diamond (left), laboratory-grown HPHT rough diamond (middle) and natural rough diamond (right)

Lab created diamonds, or synthetic diamonds, are real diamonds cultured in a laboratory. These diamonds are also known as cultured diamonds or laboratory-grown diamonds. They are made from the exact same material as diamonds – namely, carbon atoms. They are not cubic zirconia or any other kind of “fake” diamond.

Lab diamonds are cultured using one of two methods. The first is High-Pressure, High-Temperature (HPHT). The second is Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). These processes were developed back in the 1940s by the United States, the Soviet Union, and Sweden. Despite which way they are cultured, lab diamonds are thought to be superior to mined diamonds based on hardness, electron mobility, etc.

Today, buyers seek out jewelry made with lab cultured diamonds in order to find a stone that meets their exact requirements and ethical standards. Lab diamonds are graded and certified using the same systems as traditional diamonds.

The Difference Between Traditional & Lab Created Diamonds

The only competition between mined and lab created diamonds is perceived. They are different for different reasons. Some people choose lab created diamonds for their modern appeal. While other buyers prefer the tradition of a mined diamond. Likewise, those people with a love of vintage jewelry, prefer the unique differences of each mined diamond.

Truly, without special equipment, a jeweler looking at a diamond under a loupe would be unable to tell the difference. Sight alone is not enough to distinguish the two. If you buy a lab created diamond, it will come with a certification letter. Do not purchase any lab created diamond without this verification.

And remember, what’s most important is to choose the diamond that’s right for you. At Rox Atlanta Jewelers, we’ll help you find the right match for your ring, earrings or necklace. A diamond should represent your love.

Benefits of Lab Created Diamonds

Synthetic diamonds have their benefits. Here’s why some people go with this jewel:

  • The Green Option: Lab created diamonds are just that – they are made in a lab. They don’t require land to mine or people working in dangerous environments to cultivate. There is also very little waste created from cultured diamonds.
  • The Ethical Option: Lab grown diamonds don’t involve dangerous work conditions, as we’ve stated before. However, mined diamonds injure 1 in 1,000 workers every year.
  • The Cost-Effective Option: Lab made diamonds are more cost effective than mined diamonds, and can cost up to 30 percent less. Whether you’re on a budget, or just want more control over the quality of your diamond, lab made diamonds might be the right fit for you.

The added benefit of lab diamonds are their breathtaking qualities and radiance. While they didn’t take long to create, they are amazing to behold and worthy of any engagement or wedding ring.

Get the Diamond of Your Dreams Today from Rox Atlanta Jewelers

As a family-owned business with a long history in the jewelry business, we understand the importance of finding the right diamond for you. While you’re on your diamond-buying journey, our service staff will work closely with you. So, if you have any questions, we’re right there to answer them for you. Schedule an appointment with us or walk in to view our many lab created diamonds