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What Are Lab Created Diamonds?

What are lab created diamonds? Are they real diamonds? Lab created diamonds are real diamonds, just like mined diamonds. The only things that differs is their origin. They are created from a mined diamond “seed”, using state of the art technology that replicates the way in which diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s mantle. Exactly the same as natural diamonds, lab created diamonds consist of carbon atoms in a lattice crystal structure. Do they look the same as mined diamonds? Yes. They have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds so they look exactly the same. They can only be told apart from their mined counterparts by using special laboratory equipment that can detect the very slight differences in crystal growth. Do they come with a quality certificate? At The Diamond Store, just like the natural diamonds we sell, our lab grown diamond solitaire pendants, earrings and rings at 0.25 carats and above each come with a diamond certificate from an independent diamond laboratory, such as the International Gemmological Institute (IGI). By clicking …

Wedding Guest Dress Code

12 Rules for Wedding Guest Dress Code

Have you received a wedding invite with dress code wording you’re not sure about? Read our easy guide to ensure you don’t stand out for the wrong reasons.

How to Choose the Best Earrings for Your Face Shape

5 rules on how to choose the best earrings for your face shape. Helpful easy guide, whether choosing a pair for yourself or buying a gift for someone

Jewellery Care on Holiday: 8 Tips

Jewellery care on holiday is vital. Travelling, swimming and sunbathing with jewellery is risky. Here’s how to keep it safe from damage, theft and loss.