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5 Things You Need to Know About Lab-grown Diamond Engagement Rings

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Lab-grown diamonds are the new way to go for engagement rings. They're cheaper, more environmentally friendly and just as beautiful as a natural diamonds. Here are 5 things you need to know about lab-grown diamond engagement rings before purchasing yours:

  1. What is a lab-grown diamond?

    A lab-grown diamond is a gemstone created in a lab. The process of creating them is called diamond synthesis, and it involves growing the carbon atoms that make up the diamond from a seed crystal inside of a vacuum chamber. Although this sounds like an elaborate chemical process (and it is), the concept behind it isn't much different than how nature makes diamonds. The only difference is that natural diamonds are formed over millions of years instead of months.

    The cost involved with producing synthetic diamonds has come down significantly over time, but they're still much more expensive than mined gems because they take so long to create—usually one month per carat (0.2 grams).

  2. Lab-grown diamonds are environmentally friendly.

    You may have heard that lab-grown diamonds are environmentally friendly, but what does that really mean? While there are many ways to go about assessing the environmental impact of a diamond and its manufacturing process, let's start with a basic understanding of what makes a diamond.

    Diamonds are carbon—carbon atoms arranged in a very specific way (known as the diamond structure). They're also one of the hardest materials found on Earth, making them ideally suited for many uses.

    Carbon atoms have six protons and six neutrons in their nucleus (a total of 12), which means they can form three bonds with other atoms. The reason diamonds have such exceptional hardness is because each carbon atom is covalently bonded to four other carbon atoms at certain locations within its structure. This gives it incredible strength and resistance to breakage when struck against another hard object like itself or steel tools used during mining operations.

  3. How are lab-grown diamonds grown?

    Lab-grown diamonds are created in a chamber, just like baby humans. But while they’re grown in a lab, they actually look just like real diamonds from the outside—a good thing since otherwise you might be tempted to sell them at the pawnshop down the street for some cash.

    The process starts when carbon is heated up until it becomes plasma inside the oven. Then beams of light from powerful lamps heat up this plasma until it becomes solid and turns into chunks of graphite that fall onto plates below. After about two weeks of work (and very careful labors), these little pieces become gems! It’s not as easy as finding them lying around on your backyard lawn or in your grandma’s jewelry box though; they actually have to be mined from deep within Earth's crust before being shaped into something beautiful by experts who know what they're doing.

  4. How do you know if the diamond is real or lab-grown?

    If you're looking for a lab-grown diamond, there are several ways to ensure that what you're buying is real. First and foremost, look for a certificate of authenticity from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This will guarantee that what you're buying is the real deal. The GIA is the leading authority on diamonds in the world and has been around since 1931 when it was founded by Harold Giddings (founder) with assistance from his wife Frances Giddings who was also an entrepreneur.

    The certificate will contain information about where your diamond was grown and its overall quality. Some certificates even come with laser inscriptions on them so you can see if they've been tampered with after leaving the factory!

  5. Can you tell the difference between a lab-grown diamond and a natural diamond?

    You may have heard that lab-grown diamonds are not as beautiful or sparkly as natural diamonds. This is a myth.

    Lab-grown diamonds are made of the same elements, atoms and molecules as natural diamonds, which means they are just as beautiful and sparkly. When it comes to lab-grown and natural diamonds, there is no difference in their physical appearance, making them indistinguishable from each other when you look at them side by side.

    Another common misconception about lab-grown diamonds is that they don't cost much more than cubic zirconia (CZ). While CZs are often marked up by thousands of dollars because they're sold with fake brands like "Solitaire" or "Princess," lab grown diamonds have no such markups because there's no need for marketing gimmicks when selling a diamond ring! Lab grown diamonds can typically be purchased for between $1,000–$2,000 per carat depending on its cut grade (see below) whereas natural colored fancy colored whites (FANCY WHITE) average around $5–6K per carat; blue pink yellow orange green violet red black grey brown etc...

Lab-grown diamonds are a great option if you’re looking for a beautiful ring. They have the same hardness and color as natural diamonds, but they are much more eco-friendly and affordable. If you want to make sure that your ring is 100% real, then it’s important to get it certified by an independent lab (like GIA). But if you want something that looks like a natural diamond without all of the environmental damage, then lab-grown could be right for you!

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