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Lab-Grown Diamonds Guide

  • What is a Lab-grown diamond?

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as man-made or created diamonds, are produced in a laboratory environment without the environmental or human impact associated with traditional mining. Physically identical to mined diamonds, the primary distinction lies in their point of origin.

The process of growing lab-created diamonds mirrors that of mined diamonds. Carbon atoms are subjected to high temperature and intense pressure, leading them to bond and form a crystalline lattice structure. Once fully developed, these diamonds undergo cutting and polishing to enhance their brilliance. Lab-grown diamonds, like their mined counterparts, come in various color and clarity grades.

 

  • How are Lab-Grown diamonds made?

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as man-made or created diamonds, are crafted in controlled laboratory environments, distinguishing them from mined diamonds by their point of origin. The growth process mirrors that of natural diamonds, starting with a seed crystal and utilizing either High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) methods. A carbon source, often diamond powder or graphite, undergoes crystallization around the seed, producing a diamond. The Controlled growth allows for precision in achieving desired characteristics. After reaching full size, the diamond is meticulously cut and polished, enhancing its brilliance. Lab-grown diamonds undergo the same grading, certification, and market availability processes as mined diamonds, offering an ethical and sustainable alternative without the environmental and human impact associated with mining.

 

  • How pure are Lab-grown diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds, like mined diamonds, exhibit a range of purities. The purity of a diamond is commonly assessed through the clarity grade, a measure of the presence of internal or external flaws, also known as inclusions or blemishes. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades diamonds on a scale from Flawless (no inclusions or blemishes visible under 10x magnification) to Included (inclusions and/or blemishes visible to the naked eye).

"The process of growing diamonds can even be done using 100% renewable energy, making it carbon negative by extracting carbon from the atmosphere. Over time, more and more of the world's top laboratories are becoming carbon neutral in the process of growing diamonds. Considering the alternatives - which require the use of polluting equipment to dig in new land, causing permanent damage to the planet and exposing people to danger during the digging process - this level of sustainability is undoubtedly remarkable for the well-being of the planet."

 

  • What are the ethical and sustainable benefits of lab created diamonds?

Lab-created diamonds, embraced by Amoura for their ethical and sustainable virtues, embody a progressive approach to fine jewelry. These diamonds are born from an eco-conscious process, free from the environmental and ethical concerns associated with traditional mining. Amoura's choice to showcase lab-created diamonds reflects a commitment to responsible luxury, ensuring that each exquisite piece of jewelry doesn't just adorn but also advocates for a brighter, more sustainable future.

By opting for lab-created diamonds, Amoura takes a stand against the potential negative impacts of diamond mining, such as habitat disruption and community displacement. This aligns seamlessly with the brand's dedication to ethical practices. Moreover, the controlled, laboratory setting of diamond creation allows for reduced carbon footprint, making each piece a symbol of environmental responsibility.

 

  • Do culture diamonds hold their value?

Amoura's commitment to elegance and sustainability seamlessly aligns with the enduring value of cultured diamonds. In harmony with the brand's ethos, these diamonds, with their identical brilliance and purity, reflect not only the timeless beauty that Amoura stands for but also the responsible choice in the realm of fine jewelry. Just as Amoura cherishes the unique and the eco-friendly, cultured diamonds from the brand mirror this commitment, ensuring that your investment not only sparkles brilliantly but also contributes to a more ethical and environmentally conscious future.

 

  • Are lab diamonds graded and certified?

Certainly! Lab-created diamonds undergo grading just like their mined counterparts, assessed based on color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Institutes such as the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the IGI (International Gemological Institute) issue certificates for lab-grown diamonds.

Gemologists cannot distinguish between a mined and a lab-grown diamond as their properties are identical. At Amoura, we ensure that each lab-created diamond is accompanied by a reputable certificate, providing customers with confidence in the quality and authenticity of their cherished gem.