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Not Synthetic • Not Artificial
CVD DIAMONDS ARE GENUINE DIAMONDS

Lab Grown Diamonds Information

The Federal Trade Commission has ruled that a diamond is a diamond, no matter if it’s grown or mined.

“No matter where they come from or how they are grown, a diamond is a diamond. And it will be nice to see more consumers enjoying the beauty and brilliance of these sparkling gemstones… Jewelry retailers should be rejoicing. More diamonds for the masses.”

— PAMELA N. DANZIGER, FORBES MAGAZINE

   Lab Grown Diamonds Versus Mined Diamonds   

CVD DIAMONDS ARE CHEMICALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND OPTICALLY IDENTICAL TO MINED DIAMONDS. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE POINT OF ORIGIN.

Grown Diamonds

Chemical Composition

Crystalline structure

Refractive Index

Dispersion

Hardness

Density

Grown Diamonds

C

Cubic

2.42

0.044

10

3.52

Mined Diamonds 

C

Cubic

2.42

0.044

10

3.52

  Lab Grown Diamonds vs. Synthetics   

As we’ve said, CVD Diamonds are not synthetic or artificial. They are genuine diamonds in every way. Please see the list below for a list of differences between our Lab Grown diamonds and two of the most popular synthetic imitations.

Genuine Diamonds

Synthetic Imitations

.
.

Is it a Diamond?

Is it a Synthetic?

Is it ethical?

Is it eco-conscious?

Is it artificial?

Is it affordable?

What is the life expectancy?

Grown
Diamonds

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

FOREVER

Mined
Diamonds

Yes

No

MAYBE

Yes

No

MAYBE

FOREVER

Moissanite
.

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

limited

Cubic
Zirconia

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

limited

All Our Diamonds are Type IIA Diamonds 

Both sought after and extremely rare, Type IIA diamonds used to be reserved for only the wealthiest and only make up 1-2% of all mined diamonds. Many famous diamonds in the world are Type IIA, including the Culling, Koh-I-Noor and Lesedi La Rona. However, all of our CVD diamonds are Type IIA and non-fluorescent, giving them an exclusivity seldom found when buying mined diamonds.

What Makes Lab Grown Diamonds Unique?

One of the biggest reservations people have when considering grown diamonds is that they’re not unique. They worry they are clones or copies of each other making every one of them completely identical and unoriginal. This myth could not be further from the truth.

When you plant a tree, you know roughly what shape it will be and what size and shade it will become. However, you never know what direction the branches will grow. You can be assured that although the tree may be similar to others, it would be impossible for it to be the same exact copy of any other in the world. The same is true for lab diamonds.

   How are Diamonds Graded   

There is a tried and true method when it comes to grading & appraising diamonds know as the 4 C’s.
The 4 C’s are: Carat • Clarity • Color • Cut

Carat

Clarity

Color

Cut

carat-dimond
carat-dimond
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carat-dimond
carat-dimond
carat-dimond
carat-dimond
carat-dimond

1 carat

3/4 carat

3/4 carat

3/4 carat

3/4 carat

3/4 carat

3/4 carat

3/4 carat

flawless

very very
small Inclusions

very small
Inclusions

small
Inclusions

Imperfect 1

Imperfect 2

Imperfect 3

colorless
(D,E,F)

near colorless
(G, H, I, J)

faint yellow
(K, L, M)

light yellow
(S – Z)

very light yellow
(N, O, P, Q, R)

Proper

Shallow

Deep