Better in the sense that they don’t contribute to earth mining, ocean dredging or habitat destruction.
All of our jewelry is handcrafted with the finest materials and assembled in the Americas.
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Whether you call them lab grown diamonds, lab created diamonds, synthetic diamonds or man made diamonds, they’re all one and the same. Lab grown diamonds are carbon diamonds that have been grown in a laboratory, much like flowers grown in a greenhouse. They are as real as diamonds pulled from the earth, and they sparkle just as brilliantly. The big difference? Lab grown diamonds aren’t associated with the unethical practices that are inherent with mined diamonds. We’re talking about earth displacement, ocean dredging and habitat destruction. If you love diamonds, go guilt free. Get the sparkle you want without the high price tag and unethical concerns.
Like earth-mined diamonds, lab grown diamonds are made of carbon. Although they’re exactly the same optically, chemically and physically, they’re created very differently. While diamonds pulled from the earth are created over millions of years under intense heat and pressure, lab grown diamonds are grown fairly quickly in a lab from a single carbon seed. Using advanced technology—either CVD or High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)—the carbon seed slowly forms into a crystalline structure. No two diamonds turn out exactly the same, just as no two mined diamonds are the same. Each one differs immensely when graded on the 4C’s criteria: cut, color, clarity and carat.
What makes our lab grown diamonds different? We offer only the best quality. Nothing below an SI1 clarity, I color or Good cut leaves our inventory. Purchasing an engagement ring is a huge decision, which is why we make it as easy as possible to find the perfect one for your only one.
Discover hundreds of styles to find your dream lab grown diamond engagement ring. Don’t see something you love? Just reach out. We can craft a ring to your specifications.
Let’s be clear: lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. Both man made diamonds and mined diamonds are made of a crystallized carbon structure. So from their appearance to their chemical makeup, they’re exactly the same. So, what’s the difference? Their impact on the world.
Not only do earth mined diamonds cost you more, but they also cost the world more. A one-carat mined diamond is the product of over 87,000 pounds of displaced earth. That’s no small impact. In fact, there are more than 10,000 abandoned mines in Canada alone. Do the research and you’ll find that there is no reason to buy mined. Not now. Not ever.
The difference between man made diamonds and simulants lies in the composition. Diamond simulants—such as the Nexus Diamond™ alternative—are comprised of a proprietary blend of elements that simulate the look, weight and wear of a diamond but are chemically distinct. Unlike other diamond simulants like cubic zirconia, white sapphire and moissanite, the Nexus Diamond alternative most closely imitates the look of a perfect diamond and also features a patented coating material to reduce porosity and create a harder and heavier stone.