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Jan 02, 2023
Why Lab Grown Diamonds are better than mined Diamonds?
With the advancement of technology through the creation of diamonds in a lab, all the criticism and ethical concerns that have been levied against natural diamonds for the greater part of the century have now been resolved. Buying a piece of diamond jewellery now is not a morally and financially draining experience that it used to be. In fact, lab grown diamonds in UK are 75% cheaper and often of much higher quality than mined diamonds.

What Makes Lab Diamonds Different from Diamond Simulants?

Lab diamonds have the same physical properties as mined diamonds, and even professionals aren`t able to tell the difference. They are certainly not cubic zirconia or other diamond simulants. While these may look similar to diamonds, they are fundamentally different and are not as durable and long-lasting as real diamonds. A professional test can easily expose their chemical makeup.

How are Lab Grown Diamonds Created?

Lab grown diamonds, as the name suggests, are grown in labs from carefully arranged small diamonds called seeds that are placed into carbon. Advanced technology subjects the seeds to extremely high pressure and temperature that mimics the natural method of diamond formation but at an exponentially accelerated pace.
The pure carbon melts and starts to form a diamond around the starter seed. It is then carefully cooled to form a pure carbon diamond, which is then cut and polished. Mined diamonds often have impurities due to the environment in which they were formed. Lab created diamonds are formed in a lab with strictly controlled processes result in brighter and whiter diamonds but with much fewer defects than mined ones.

Why are Coloured Lab Grown Diamonds More Vibrant?

The dominance of lab-grown diamonds in terms of quality extends to coloured diamonds as well, with these gems exhibiting enhanced vibrancy and uniformity when compared to their mined counterparts. This enhanced appearance is achieved through the precise dosing of trace chemicals during production. For example, yellow diamonds get their colour from nitrogen, while blue diamonds get their colour from boron.
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How Do Lab Diamonds Compare in Price to Mined Diamonds?

Many would make the assumption that such high-quality diamonds must have sky-high price tags to match; however, buying lab diamonds in UK and man made diamond jewellery can net saving of around 75% over a similar mined one. Thus, with the same budget, one can easily buy a larger diamond with a more elaborated design and intricate metalwork.


Why Are Mined Diamonds So Bad for The Planet and Its Inhabitants?

From an ethical perspective, all concerns associated with buying mined diamonds are substantial - from the environmental costs to the child labor used to mine the diamonds. When purchasing a diamond, it is imperative to consider its past and how it got to you as to a customer.


How are Lab Grown Diamonds so much more Environmentally Friendly than Mined Diamonds?

Advantageously, the benefits of Lab grown diamonds are particularly significant, in that they are both environmentally friendly and child labor free. Mining causes massive damage to the environment and is very energy-intensive using a large number of fossil fuels. An area once mined is often and toxic and very slow to recover, if at all. Since synthetic diamonds are created in labs with no child or slave labor, unlike most natural diamonds that are mined in conflict regions in Africa in brutal conditions earning the nickname "Blood Diamonds."

Lab made diamonds, have very little to no environmental damage and are more affordable, presenting a compelling choice for everyone involved, including the buyer, the manufacturer, the supplier, and most importantly, the earth, and its inhabitants.


Where Can I Learn More About Lab Grown Diamond Rings?

Lastly, we recommend you take a look at our lab grown diamond rings guide. Our expert gemmologists and master jewellers explain everything you need to know about choosing the best lab diamond ring.


In summary

Novita Diamonds offers lab grown diamonds in UK that are ethically sourced, environmentally friendly, and 75% cheaper than mined counterparts. These high-quality diamonds provide a vibrant, stunning alternative to mined diamonds, making them an ideal choice for the conscious consumer looking for exquisite diamond jewellery.