As the Owner and CEO of Adornet Jewels. I would be very happy to discuss daily Question & Answers for more awareness of Lab Grown Diamonds. Sharing my adoration for their eco-friendly benefits, beauty and savings come easily to us, because of my passion for the life-changing technologies used to grow them. If you are still on the fence about whether a lab-grown diamond is for you, We understand. To help, I’ve compiled most frequently asked questions about lab-grown diamonds.
No. Lab diamonds and natural diamonds of the same quality look identical, even to a trained eye. Traditional jewelers' tools such as microscopes or loupes cannot detect the difference between a laboratory grown diamond and a natural, mined diamond.
The low-cost diamond testing tools used by many jewelers are designed to test between fake diamonds (CZ, moissanite) and diamonds. These cheap tools are rudimentary and are not able to accurately differentiate between mined and grown diamonds.
The gemological equipment needed to reliably determine if a diamond is mined or grown is quite complicated and costs over $10,000. The most accurate detection method, Photoluminescence Spectroscopy, requires deep freezing the diamonds to −320°F (−196°C)! Most jewelers do not own such equipment due to the high cost and complexity.
That being said, all of Ada's lab diamonds above 0.50ct are graded by third party, non-profit gemological organizations and certified as lab grown with a microscopic laser inscription. A jeweler can utilize a microscope and look up the unique ID of the diamond in a public database.
We have a true scientific breakthrough at Adornet because, after decades of research and development, our scientists can now precisely replicate the earth’s natural process of a diamond. The real fact is that now we can grow diamonds in a modern-day lab environment that is far more beautiful and affordable than anything we will get out of the earth.
By recreating the conditions underneath the Earth that result in diamond growth: pressure, heat, & carbon.
Today, there are two methods of growing diamond gemstones: High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) & Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Each process is best suited for certain sizes & colors of diamonds
It takes 7-10 days to grow a 1-carat lab diamond, and about a month to grow a 3-carat diamond.
If you try to grow a diamond any faster, the diamond crystal will fracture. Thus, there is a physical speed limit to how fast you can grow diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds.
We are mimicking the natural growing process of a diamond, in a modern-day controlled environment to produce crystallized carbon (aka diamond). The idea is similar to making ice in your freezer versus foraging it from a glacier. This technology is really exciting, this is the evolution of the diamond and my company, MiaDonna, is at the forefront of this greener diamond movement.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, they are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds. Even a trusted grading company, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), states that lab-grown diamonds are indistinguishable from earth mined diamonds, even under a microscope.
But the best part it, lab-grown diamonds are up to 40% less the price of earth mined diamond while also being eco-friendly and conflict-free, which is so important in today's society.
Diamonds are grown all over the world in high-tech facilities staffed by scientists, engineers, and technicians. West to East, here are locations of significant diamond production:
Ada Diamonds truly believes that it matters where your diamonds comes from and that the purchase of a lab diamond is an investment in the future. The cost to produce lab diamonds is much higher than the cost to mine them, as lab diamonds are produced in western nations where employees receive full benefits and clean, safe working conditions
Diamond Mining is extremely invasive on the environment. Diamond mines are drying up so they have to go deeper into the earth and into more remote locations, irreversibly destroying ecosystems and wild habitats. Mining, in general, has the largest carbon footprint form of any kind of human activity but lab-grown diamonds has 7 times less the environmental impact than an earth-mined diamond.
Yes, same as earth mined diamonds.
Yes, as long as they are being sold with full disclosure.