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What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

What are lab grown diamonds? Are they real diamonds? Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds, just like mined diamonds. The only thing that differs is their origin. They are grown 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 grown 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 …