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What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

Posted by Hyde Park Jewelers on 14th Nov 2022

Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds made to replicate natural diamonds. Professionals make them in a laboratory by engineering conditions for diamond formation similar to that of natural diamonds. Therefore, lab-grown diamonds are optically, chemically, and physically similar to natural diamonds. It is hard to spot the difference between a lab-grown diamond and a natural diamond. Lab-grown diamonds have garnered popularity over the years since they are similar to natural diamonds, less expensive, and occur differently.

How The Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Made

The formation of natural diamonds involves carbon, high temperature, and high pressure. There are two ways of making a lab-grown; High-Pressure High Temperature (HTHP) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) methods.

Both processes start with carbon seeds from pre-existing diamonds. While HPHT involves high pressure and high temperature, CVD only involves high temperature. Instead of high pressure, the CVD process is done in a sealed chamber.

Professionals add trace elements while in the growth phase to create lab-grown diamonds with fancy colors. A lab-grown diamond and a natural diamond may differ in the precise composition of trace elements, which may cause both detection and differentiation.

Pros of Lab-Grown Diamonds


  • They take less time to exist, 6-8 weeks, compared to natural diamonds that take years to form.
  • Since they take less time, they are less expensive than natural diamonds.
  • They are free from conflicts compared to natural diamonds.
  • There is room to create diamonds with a large variety of colors.

How Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Certified And Graded

The lab-grown diamonds are treated like natural diamonds. Therefore, they are graded by certified laboratories such as AGS, GIA, and IGI, which use the 4Cs of grading. Upon grading, the diamonds are certified and given a unique code engraved on the stone's girdle. The encrypted code is similar to the code written on the certificate.

Where To Buy Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds are worth having in your jewelry collection. You can have that brilliance, fire, and scintillation for a lower price compared to natural diamonds.

If you are looking for a lab-grown diamond, you should consider Hyde Park Jewelers. We have professionals who are equipped to exceed your expectations. Besides, we offer credible services.Contact us today to start your shopping.