Lab Grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

Mar 02, 2022
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When starting to shop for an engagement ring, there are a lot of factors to consider. What type of setting should you choose? White gold, rose gold, or yellow gold? What cut of stone should you get? What’s the perfect style for your significant other? Natural or lab created diamond?

Our team of experts is here to help make the engagement ring buying process easy and painless for you. Our knowledgeable team is here to help you distinguish between lab and natural diamonds so you can make a confident, informed purchase at King Jewelers Nashville, TN and Aventura, FL.

What are Natural Diamonds?

Natural diamonds, also known as mined diamonds, are created by nature. Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance known to man and are composed mainly of carbon. The natural process of an earth-created diamond is lengthy and only occurs when certain conditions are met. Natural diamonds form over a very long period of time, between 1 billion and 3 billion years! It takes extreme pressure and high temperatures to transform carbon into diamonds. Once the diamond is formed, it still must travel to the earth’s surface via volcanic eruption before it can be mined. All earth mined diamonds are truly one-of-a-kind miracles of nature.

What are Lab Grown Diamonds?

If you are looking for a more affordable option to a natural diamond, lab grown diamonds are a great alternative. These diamonds are created in a lab using scientific technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process and are physically, chemically, and visually identical to natural diamonds. While all King Jewelers diamonds are ethically sourced, lab diamonds are a great option if origin is something you or your partner are concerned about. Lab diamonds, sometimes called man-made or synthetic diamonds, can provide a beautiful, cost-efficient solution when searching for the perfect engagement ring at King Jewelers Nashville, TN and Aventura, FL.

Are Lab Created Diamonds Real?

Yes, lab grown diamonds are real diamonds! Like mined diamonds, lab grown diamonds are 100% pure crystallized carbon that have the same refractive index, dispersion, and hardness as natural diamonds. When tested with a diamond tester, lab created diamonds will test positive due to their identical characteristics.

What are the Benefits of Lab Grown Diamonds?

Affordable: Natural diamonds go through an extensive mining process and are extremely rare. These factors can influence the price tag. Lab grown diamonds, on the other hand, are readily made and available. With both having identical characteristics, lab grown diamonds are a great alternative if you are concerned with price.

Origin: These diamonds are “grown” under highly regulated conditions as opposed to natural mined diamonds. While all King Jewelers diamonds are ethically sourced, lab grown diamonds can prove to be a great option if origin is something that is important to you and your significant other.

What are the Benefits of Natural Diamonds?

Origin: One benefit of mined diamonds is their origin story. There is something to be said about a diamond that has formed over a billion years ago. Diamonds existed on this planet long before humans. In that sense, diamonds really have been around forever. It’s no wonder that couples have been using diamonds to symbolize everlasting love for decades.

Value: Another benefit of natural diamonds is that they retain more of their value than lab-created diamonds. Natural diamonds have a much higher resale value than lab-created diamonds. In fact, it may be hard to find a jeweler who will buy lab-created diamonds. Because of their rareness and high demand, natural diamonds are a better investment.

What factors impact the price of Natural Diamonds?

The price of a natural diamond is determined by its quality and brilliance. The 4 C’s – cut, color, clarity, and carat – play a large role in diamond pricing. Additionally, GIA and AGS-certified diamonds have a higher value than diamonds without certification. Natural diamonds are more expensive than lab-created diamonds because of the labor-intensive process of mining natural diamonds as well as their rarity. King Jewelers ethically sources high-quality natural diamonds for their Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN stores.

Engagement Rings in Nashville, TN and Aventura, FL

King Jewelers has a wide variety of natural and lab created diamonds for every style and budget. Explore our expansive collection of engagement rings, stud earrings, and more. Looking for something specific? Our master jewelers can create the perfect engagement ring you’ve always dreamed of. Celebrate love and shop in store and online at King Jewelers Nashville, TN and Aventura, FL.

Lab Grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds


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