Lab Created Diamonds
Today there are two options of buying Diamonds. Diamonds from under the ground, or from above the ground. Both Lab grown and Mined diamonds are considered ‘diamonds’ as recently re-defined by the FTC.
What Are Lab Made Diamonds?
Lab made diamonds, also known as engineered or cultured diamonds, are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally develop when they form in the mantle, beneath the Earth’s crust. These man made diamonds consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Since they are made of the same material as natural diamonds, they exhibit the same optical and chemical properties.
Our lab grown diamonds are now readily available in a variety of Shapes, Cart, Colour, Cut and Clarity.
Why Lab Grown Diamonds?
Lab created diamonds are a responsible choice given that no mining is required. By growing diamonds, we don’t need to remove tones of earth from the ground, to find them.
Lab Made diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds. No human in the world can tell them apart, only sophisticated technology
Lab created diamonds offer excellent value, and are slightly more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality. Who doesn’t want a bigger diamond?
How Are Lab Created Diamonds Made?
Each laboratory-created diamond is grown by placing a diamond ‘seed’ into a chamber of heat and pressure. This chamber mimics the natural growing process. Crystallisation occurs allowing the lab-grown diamond to mature within six to ten weeks. It is then cut, polished and graded by the same world-renowned labs that certify earth-mined diamonds.
Lab Grown Diamonds vs. Diamond Simulants
It is important to note the major distinction between lab diamonds and diamond simulants. Diamond simulants, such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, look similar to diamonds but are not true carbon crystals. Simulants do not have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds and therefore sell at much lower prices than man made diamonds. Simulants can be distinguished from natural or lab grown diamonds using only the naked eye.
Lab diamonds are man-made diamonds that consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Lab Diamonds are graded on the same scale as earth-mined diamonds with the only difference being their point of origin (where it came from).
Terms used to describe lab-created diamonds include, but are not limited to, laboratory-grown diamonds, man-made diamonds, cultured diamonds, and pure grown diamonds.
Choices Of Diamond Engagement Rings Sydney
Many Sydney jeweller’s engagement rings are very similar, which is why AE Design strives to offer unique ring designs for our customers. We can provide a variety of different precious and semi-precious metals such as;
- Yellow Gold
- White Gold
- Rose Gold
- Sterling Silver
Although gold and platinum are two of the most common metals that people choose, we advise our customers on the different properties of each metal, but ultimately let them choose the ring design that matches both their personality, as well as their budget. As well as engagement rings you can also choose a matching wedding ring, and have this custom designed so that it matches your engagement ring perfectly.
A Variety Of Different Cuts Of Stones
When it comes to choosing a custom designed engagement ring, as well as deciding which type of precious metal to use, you will also need to select the type and cut of the diamonds or other precious stones that you are going to incorporate into your design. There are many different cuts available including;
- Halo Bands
- Square Princess
- Round Brilliant
- Pear Shape
- Cushion Rings
- Marquise Rings
- And many more besides …..
We can help advise you on the different properties of each cut and let you know what the good and bad points are of each. We can also help to explain the different qualities to look for in a diamond or other precious stone