There is a lot of hype surrounding lab-created diamonds, and while this option may sound enticing, it is important that you do your research to ensure you do not regret your purchase. It’s especially important to understand the differences between natural diamonds and lab-created ones because there is a gap in price, resale value and even overall desirability, and you need to be aware of this information.
Lab diamonds will look and feel just like natural diamonds and are available in different shapes and sizes. The reality is that if you had a lab diamond and a natural diamond in front of you, you would have a very hard time seeing the difference because it is nearly impossible to spot the differences as they will appear identical in every aspect. Natural diamonds are created by nature, whereas lab-grown diamonds are made in a lab. One is the result of intense heat and pressure formed over the course of billions of years, while the other can be produced in a matter of weeks. There is a chemical difference between the two as natural diamonds usually contain a very small amount of nitrogen, whereas lab-made diamonds do not, and this tiny difference is the only inherent one, meaning it is very hard to tell the difference between the two options.
Even professional gemologists will need specialized equipment to label each diamond, so the best way to tell the difference is to check the diamonds certification. Jewelers have to declare whether a diamond is naturally or synthetically created, so shopping at a reputable store is a must because they will make this information very clear to the consumer. This is something you need to know as it will impact the price and resale value of your diamond.
If you want to know more about the differences and are interested in purchasing a diamond, Leduc Goldsmith can help. We specialize in diamonds, gold, designer watches and silver jewelry, so if you are looking for the perfect piece, contact us today!