WHAT ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS?
Lab-grown diamonds are physically and chemically identical to earth-grown or natural diamonds.
WHAT ARE CONSCIOUS LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS?
Lab-grown diamonds, also known as man-made, cultured, cultivated or synthetic diamonds, are physically, chemically and optically the same as earth-grown, natural diamonds. Both natural and lab-grown diamonds are made from 100% carbon, and exposed to high-pressure and high-temperature. The only difference is that lab-grown diamonds are created in state-of-the-art laboratories, which can now replicate the natural growing process of diamond formation in a controlled environment.
At Anantaa Diamonds, we have termed our lab-grown diamonds as Conscious Diamonds as they are responsibly sourced and do not involve human mining, which destroys ecosystems and wildlife habitats.
WHERE AND HOW ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS MADE?
Lab-grown diamonds are created in a laboratory from a diamond seed that has been subject to intense pressure, extreme heat and carbon, using either the HPHT or CVD method. These methods mimic the process of natural diamond formation, making lab-grown diamonds indistinguishable from their earth-grown counterparts. Once grown, they are cut and polished in the same way as natural diamonds and are graded according to the 4Cs — cut, color, clarity and carat.
HOW CAN I DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN LAB-GROWN AND NATURAL DIAMONDS?
It is virtually impossible to differentiate a lab-grown diamond from an earth-grown, natural diamond with the naked eye.
To know whether a diamond is lab-grown or not, you can look at the unique serial number that is laser inscribed on the girdle. You can then cross-check this with the diamond’s certificate, which will reveal if the diamond is lab-grown or not. Additionally, a trained gemologist can use specialised equipment to differentiate between lab-grown and natural diamonds.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR GRADING AND CERTIFYING LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS?
Lab-grown diamonds are graded and evaluated on the same scale as earth-grown, natural diamonds. Once the lab-grown diamond is cut and polished, it is sent to an independent gem lab to be certified by an expert who uses the same 4Cs grading criteria as natural, earth-mined diamond.
At Anantaa Diamonds, our loose Conscious Diamonds are certified either by The International Gemological Institute (IGI) or The Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A CONSCIOUS LAB-GROWN DIAMOND?
Unlike earth-grown, natural diamonds, which often come from conflict zones, Anantaa Diamonds' Conscious Diamonds are 100% conflict-free. This means you are assured that your purchase haven't negatively affected any communities. You can wear your Anantaa Diamonds creation with a clear conscience.
Earth-grown, natural diamonds require vast amounts of energy and resources to extract from the earth, resulting in significant environmental damage. Anantaa Diamonds' Conscious Diamonds, on the other hand, have a much smaller ecological footprint, requiring only a fraction of the energy and resources needed.
At Anantaa Diamonds, you are assured of the best price, which is typically 20-30% less as compared to jewellery that uses earth-grown, natural diamonds. This also means that you can get a higher carat, colour or clarity at the same price.
SOME MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS:
DO LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS LOOK DULLER THAN NATURAL DIAMONDS?
ARE ANANTAA DIAMONDS' CONSCIOUS DIAMONDS FAKE?
A diamond is considered a diamond because of the crystalline structure of carbon atoms, not because it is mined from the earth.
ARE CONSCIOUS DIAMONDS CONFLICT FREE?
ARE ANANTAA DIAMONDS' CONSCIOUS DIAMONDS AND JEWELLERY CERTIFIED?
HOW ARE ANANTAA DIAMONDS' CONSCIOUS DIAMONDS MORE ECONOMICAL THAN MINED DIAMONDS?
In the case of Anantaa Diamonds' Conscious Diamonds, advanced laboratories create diamonds using superior technology, free from the costs mentioned above, making them a financially prudent choice for a consumer.