If you are considering buying a Diamond you may have found there are many options out there. You must decide what shape, size, color, and clarity you want. Now, with the great advancements that have been made in technology, you also have the choice between a Lab Grown Diamond and a Mined Diamond. Lab Grown Diamonds are a popular and growing trend in the United States and are desired by many. Loose or set in an Engagement Ring or Ear Studs, these gems exhibit the same beauty as a Mined Diamond but often come at a much cheaper price tag. As we are cutting these stones on-site in our Diamond Cutting Factory every day, please contact us for our available inventory!
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FAQs Lab-Grown Diamonds
Lab Grown Diamonds, also called Man Made, Cultured, and Engineered Diamonds, are Diamonds that are made of the same material that Natural Diamonds are made of. Since they exhibit the same carbon atom crystal structure as a Mined Diamond, they have the same chemical and optical properties. The only difference between the two is one is formed in the Earth and the other is formed in a laboratory. It is important to note that a Lab Grown Diamond is NOT the same thing as a simulated Diamond, aka Moissanite or Cubic Zirconia (CZ). Man Made Diamonds are in fact real Diamonds and are just as beautiful as Earth Diamonds!
Yes! It may seem confusing…how can a Natural Diamond that is formed in the Earth and a Lab Grown Diamond which is grown in a chamber be the same? A Man Made Diamond is created using the exact same carbon atom structure that an Earth Diamond is made of. Both types of Diamonds exhibit the same brilliance, are physical the same, rate a 10/10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, and can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
There are two common methods – High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Disposition (CVD). A Diamond grown through HPHT starts out as a small Diamond seed that is placed into carbon. Using extreme high temperatures and pressure the carbon melts and begins to form a Diamond surrounding the initial Diamond seed. CVD begins using a thin slice of Diamond seed and is then subject to hot temperatures. Carbon-rich gasses are inserted into the chamber that house the seed and begin to ionize into plasma. The ionization process breaks the molecular bonds of the gases and the remaining pure carbon attaches to the Diamond seed and begins to crystalize, ultimately forming the Rough Diamond.
One of the main attractions of Man Made Diamonds are their price point. These gems tend to be less expensive than Earth Diamonds. The labor costs to cut and certify a Lab Grown Diamond are comparable to that of a Natural Diamond. However, while an Earth Diamond must be mined and then generally transported internationally, Lab Grown Diamonds can be grown more locally. Man Made Diamonds are also considered a more environmentally friendly choice.
No. Moissanite and Cubic Zirconia (CZ) are Synthetic Diamonds and are not in the same family as a Lab Grown Diamond.
The same way we cut and manufacture Natural Diamonds! We see many Rough Lab Created and Rough Natural Diamonds come through our on-site Diamond Cutting Factory every day and our process for cutting both is the same. Many stones of both types that we cut in-house become our own inventory and are available to you, the public, for purchase in our Retail Showroom.
There is no Diamond that is better; it is all up to personal preference. If you are environmentally conscious, interested in science, and intrigued by new technology, then a Lab Grown Diamond may be for you. We are happy to assist you in making the decision and guiding you in the right direction.
At Diamond Factory Dallas we carry a large inventory of Lab Grown Diamonds of a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and clarities. Our on-site Diamond Cutting Factory cuts many of our stones in-house, so we have new products becoming available every day! We understand there are many online outlets that sell Lab Grown Diamonds to the public but what sets us apart is that we offer the same competitive wholesale pricing but with exceptional in-person concierge service. Call or text 972-980-8700 to inquire about our current inventory.