I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had someone come in and describe their perfect diamond, only to find out that it would cost more than their budget allows. This can be a serious bummer. We get it. You’re not diamond specialists. But at Bay Area Diamond Company, we are! So we’ve investigated options, educated ourselves and offer alternatives that are far less costly. Don’t worry, we still go to Antwerp, Belgium twice a year to pick from the best-cut diamonds in the world. But now you can also select a lab-grown diamond for up to 40% less money.
A lab-grown diamond has the same physical, chemical and optical properties as a mined diamond. The only difference is their origin. Lab-grown diamonds are created with advanced technology using High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).
What is the difference between a lab-grown diamond and a diamond mined from the earth?
Both types of diamonds are made of a single element: carbon. On average, a diamond is typically 99.95% pure carbon. The other 0.05% can include one or more trace elements, or impurities, which are atoms that aren’t part of the diamond’s essential chemistry. In nature, less than 2% of the world’s mined diamonds are almost or entirely devoid of impurities. These extremely rare flawless or internally flawless diamonds are very valuable and expensive. Because of the controlled methods used to make them, all white and pink lab-grown diamonds fall into this category.
What are the benefits of owning a lab-grown diamond?
Lab-grown diamonds from Bay Area Diamond Company are from a guaranteed origin with full disclosure and are guaranteed to be conflict-free. They are proudly grown in a technologically advanced facility using modest amounts of energy with little impact to the environment. They are grown in a way that does not undermine the sustainability of the environment, allowing future generations to have the natural resources they need.
Do lab-grown diamonds look different than mined diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds in their makeup, their performance and their looks. The only difference is their origin and the price. Lab-grown diamonds are typically 25-30% less money than mined diamonds.
How will I know if I’m buying a lab-grown diamond or not?
At Bay Area Diamond Company, our diamonds are clearly marked so you will know which ones are lab-grown and which ones are not. Lab-grown diamonds come with reports (certificates) from leading independent gemological labs just as mined diamonds sometimes do. The unique report number of each certified diamond is laser-inscribed on the girdle of the stone. We are experienced in buying, selling and working on lab-grown diamonds, so you can feel comfortable buying one from us.
Is buying a lab-grown diamond considered a good investment?
As with any precious stone, the resale value can vary over time. Since lab diamonds are fairly new to the market, it is hard to tell how the market prices will hold up in the future. But if you are looking for a mining-free alternative or a larger stone that fits your budget, then lab-grown diamonds are the way to go.
No. It is still a diamond, so it has the same hardness and can be used in jewelry using the same methods as a mined diamond. It will not wear any differently; you would use the same precautions with it as you would with any other diamond.
Lab-grown diamonds are available in all shapes and sizes from melee up to 5 carats and above, all ranges on the color scale and all clarities. In addition, lab-grown diamonds can occur in natural fancy colors such as pink and yellow. Because they grow in the same way as a diamond grows in the earth, the rough comes in varying grades just like naturally occurring diamonds. Trained diamond sorters separate gem-quality diamonds from industrial-quality diamonds.
If you have any other questions about lab-grown diamonds, please stop in and talk to any of our trained sales associates today.
Get the perfect diamond at a price you can afford with lab-grown diamonds.
What is a lab-grown diamond?
Lab-grown diamonds are similar to mined diamonds in their physical, chemical, and optical properties, the only difference is in their origin. Lab-grown diamonds are created using advanced technology that includes High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). The other big difference between lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds is in the price. You will typically spend 25-30% less on lab-grown diamonds.
What options are available in lab-grown diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are available in many different shapes and sizes. You can get a lab-grown diamond from a melee up to 5 carats and above with full clarity. Also, lab-grown diamonds can come in a variety of colors, including natural, fancier colors such as pink and yellow. Because they grow in a similar manner as a natural diamond grows in the earth, the rough of lab-grown diamonds come in the same varying grades. Expert diamond sorters separate gem-quality diamonds from industrial-quality diamonds.
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Any of our beautiful Bay Area Diamond choices, including our lab-grown diamonds, offer a brilliant representation of what love means to you. Whatever the occasion, we will match you with a fine diamond that will be treasured for a lifetime. If you have any other questions about lab-grown diamonds, please stop in and talk to any of our trained sales associates today. Come visit our Green Bay, Wisconsin store today!