The Complete Guide to Lab-Grown Diamonds

The Complete Guide to Lab-Grown Diamonds 

The jewelry industry has embraced one of its most remarkable technological advances in recent years: the creation of lab-created or synthetic diamonds. Lab-created diamonds are chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds.

Aside from the time it takes them to form, the price difference is significant. So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of lab-created diamonds? We've covered everything you need to know about synthetic diamonds in this guide, so let's get started.
What are the differences between lab diamonds and mined diamonds?
There are no visible differences between mined and lab-created diamonds. They contain the same chemical composition and aesthetic properties, as well as the same shine and beauty.  The only distinction between the two gem types is the method by which they are created. 
While the lab diamond is created within a contained environment, with modern technology and cutting-edge techniques, and in a short time, mined diamonds are taken directly from the Earth's crust and take billions of years to form.

How are lab-grown diamonds grown?

Laboratory-grown diamonds are an innovative method of diamond production. This kind of stone is a more contemporary approach to fine jewelry. They have the elegance and radiance of traditional diamonds, with the same timeless beauty.

Lab-grown diamonds are made by rearranging carbon atoms into a crystalline diamond structure. This method mimics nature's process by exposing a small fragment of diamond seed to extreme temperatures and high pressure in a sealed compartment. Depending on the lab, this process usually takes 6 to 10 weeks. It takes much less time than traditional diamonds, which take billions of years. 

This cutting-edge technology makes creating natural-looking gems with the same luxurious appeal possible. 
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Is a lab diamond a real diamond?

Yes! Because laboratory-grown diamonds have the same or similar chemical, optical, and physical properties as naturally grown diamonds, referring to them as "fake diamonds" is incorrect. 

What sets them apart is how they were created. Rather than a natural process, lab diamonds were created using advanced technology. Also, just like conventional diamonds, lab diamonds are evaluated by a gem laboratory and certified by a professional after they are created, demonstrating the gem's authenticity.
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Do lab diamonds pass the diamond tester?

Lab-grown diamonds are indistinguishable from mined diamonds to the naked eye. You'll never know whether your diamond was mined or grown in a laboratory. Lab-grown diamonds will always be physically, optically, and chemically identical to earth-mined diamonds, regardless of test results. 

However, if you want to be sure your diamond is genuine, have it evaluated by a jewelry expert. Professionals usually test genuine diamonds with a special heat-resistance tester because all real diamonds are excellent heat conductors.
Do lab diamonds turn yellow over time?

Diamonds grown in a laboratory may have a slight tint, but this does not imply that their color has changed because the tint is acquired during growth. These stones will never turn yellow or change color. A lab diamond will also not lose brilliance or change color over time.

So, which diamond is better: natural or lab-grown?

Diamonds are undeniably timeless gems that exude sophistication. There is no such thing as better or worse regarding diamonds! You may prefer mined diamonds because you believe they are one of nature's rare miracles. On the other hand, you might like a lab-grown diamond because you have a limited budget and admire modern technology's incredible advancement. 

The only distinction between these two types of diamonds is their production method. As a result, there is no distinction in chemical properties, visuals, or appearance. You decide whether a natural or lab-created diamond is best for you. So, the final decision is only yours to make.

The best selection of lab-grown diamonds in Colts Neck, NJ


Everyone's diamond search is distinct, and there are no hard and fast rules for selecting a diamond for your jewelry. J. Vincent Jewelers offers a fantastic luxury jewelry collection in Colts Neck, New Jersey. In addition, check out our unique lab-grown jewelry to see how beautiful these pieces are.

Our selection of jewelry has several options for choosing the perfect one to surprise someone special. We're just a phone call away at (732) 256-4410 or – if you prefer – a message away if you contact us through our support channel available on
Alternatively, visit our store at the Colts Neck Shopping Center at 420 Route 34, Suite 301, in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and we will be happy to speak with you to ensure we meet your needs and expectations.