YOUR GUIDE TO
Embracing Lab Grown
Lab grown diamonds are created using sophisticated
technology to mimic the way that natural diamonds are
formed under ground. Tiny diamond ‘seeds’ from pre-existing
diamonds are placed through the same natural diamond
creation conditions of mined diamonds. This produces a
product which is identical chemically, physically & optically to
a mined diamond, with the same hardness & sparkle we all love!
The Creation Process
There are two methods used to create lab grown diamonds,
CVD and HPHT both of which start with a diamond seed.
The HPHT method mimics the natural diamond growth
process by which the diamond seed is placed in carbon
(the element that diamonds are made of) and extreme high
temperatures and pressure is applied from all sides, similar
to the pressure found underground. The carbon melts and
crystalises as diamond around the seed.
The CVD method places the diamond seed within a vacuum
chamber filled with carbon compounds. The chamber is
subjected to a high temperature process called Chemical
Vapor Desposition (CVD) where crystals are formed from the
carbon turning into hot plasma layering over the diamond
seed, like semiconductors.
One and the Same
Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds unlike diamond-like
materials such as cubic zirconium (CZ) and moissanite. CZ &
moissanite have different physical properties to diamonds
and therefore sell at much lower prices. You can see from the
comparison table below that the physical properties of mined
diamonds & lab grown diamonds are exactly the same.
Lab Grown Cubic
Diamond Diamond Zirconium
COMPOSITION Carbon Carbon Zirconium
REFRACTIVE INDEX 2.42 2.42 2.2 2.65
DISPERSION 0.044 0.044 0.06 0.104
MOHS HARDNESS 10 10 8.25 9.5
DENSITY 3.52 3.52 5.7 3.2
Just like mined diamonds, no two lab grown diamonds are the
same, they are likely to contain naturally occurring inclusions
and therefore the 4C’s diamond grading standards apply.
These include Cut, Colour, Clarity & Carat.
Buying Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds
chemically, physically & optically, however as they are created
above earth, they use only a fraction of the energy used when
comparing them to mined diamonds, and don’t incur any
questionable environmental, social or ethical issues.
Value for Money
Since lab grown diamonds have lower production expenses
and a more competitive market, they are more affordable than
mined diamonds when comparing size and quality.
This means that you are able to have a substantially larger
diamond than you expected!
Design Your Own
Bring your beautiful dreams to life with a custom designed lab
grown jewellery item that expresses your true self in the most
pertinent fashion possible.
Our jeweller, using their expert knowledge, will work with you
to create a beautiful quality design that will last a lifetime.
Whether it be a ring or another stunning piece, indulge in your
unique creative vision that, until now, only existed in your