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Lab Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds

What are the differences between these two types of diamonds?

Misconceptions have led people to believe that lab grown diamonds are not real, but that is not true. Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds in every meaningful way – they just weren't created in the earth.

Aerial view of a diamond mine

Natural diamonds are crystallized carbon structures that were created under extreme heat and pressure deep under Earth's surface. Events like volcanic eruptions brought them closer to the surface where they are extracted through mining.

Aerial view of a diamond mine

Lab-grown diamonds are grown from a carbon seed in a laboratory environment that recreates the extreme conditions under which natural diamonds develop. They are chemically, physically, and visually identical in every way. In fact, one could not tell the difference between them using traditional tools such as microscopes or loupes. That's because they are real diamonds.

Lab grown diamonds are created from a carbon seed placed in a controlled environment that recreates the conditions under which natural diamonds develop. The result is chemically, physically, and visually identical to natural diamonds in nearly every way. The difference between them can only be determined by using specialized instruments that can detect minor differences in trace elements and crystal growth.

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Single diamond in a pair of tweezers with diamonds on a tray in the background

Since this cleaner technology allows for consistent diamond production without the expenses and hazards of mining, lab grown diamonds are an amazing value at a cost that is typically 50% less than their natural counterparts. This allows customers to get a diamond that is almost twice the size they were expecting to get for the same budget.

Single diamond in a pair of tweezers with diamonds on a tray in the background

Mined diamonds cause environmental destruction and has a detrimental impact on society. It's our responsibility to move towards more ethical and sustainable solutions like lab-grown diamonds. We owe future generations a beautiful and safe world. Your choice in a lab-grown diamond is a choice in a better tomorrow.

We strongly believe it is our responsibility to move towards more ethical and sustainable solutions like lab grown diamonds. We owe future generations a beautiful and safe world. Join After Midnight Jewelers in helping save the planet, one lab grown diamond at a time!

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