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“[They] are real diamonds. They have the same optical, chemical, thermal, and physical features.”
Matthew Hall, Director, Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

WHY
LAB GROWN
DIAMONDS

All ethical man made lab grown diamonds have a higher purity, greater brilliance, cleaner origin and cost significantly less than mined diamonds. That is why we have chosen to use these innovative stones for all our rings
“[Lab created diamonds] are not fakes. They’re not cubic zirconias. They have all the same physical and chemical properties of a mined diamond.”
Stephen Morisseau, a spokesman for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
"Mined diamonds are a gift of nature whereas man-made diamonds are a gift of human wisdom.”
Shanghai Diamond Exchange’s President Qiang Lin.
“[Manmade] diamonds are diamonds.”
Federal Trade Commission (USA), August 2018.

BEST VALUE FOR MONEY

Through the breakthroughs of technology, lab grown diamonds offer tremendous value and are more affordable than mined diamonds of comparable size and quality.

Another advantage is that Lab grown diamonds sell for up to 75% less than mined diamonds, owing to the lower expenses of the mining process, a shorter supply chain, and a more competitive market.

It does not mean that lab grown diamonds are “cheap”, in fact, the cost of production is comparable between mined diamonds and lab grown diamonds. The process of cutting, polishing, and certification also carries a similar cost whether they be mined or lab grown. However, the mined diamond industry is an oligopoly with restrictions on the supply of diamonds leading to artificially inflated places. In contrast, the lab grown diamond industry has a healthy competition, which keeps the prices lower so that consumers don’t have to overpay and can have a chance at getting that perfect ring to have for the rest of their life.



EETHICAL AND ECO-FRIENDLY DIAMONDS



The only truly ethical diamonds on the market are lab grown diamonds. If you would like to buy an ethical engagement ring, the only choice is to buy a mine free diamond, in other words an ethical lab diamond. This is one of the biggest reasons that we moved to lab grown diamonds as we know how extensive the social and environmental effects mines have on our planet as well as communities and society. Approximately 10 square metres of earth is disturbed and almost 3,000 kgs of rock waste are generated for each carat of diamond that is unearthed.

It was highlighted in the Frost & Sullivan report that "lab grown diamonds are seven times less impactful to the environment than mined diamonds, use significantly fewer resources and emit a fraction of the air pollution.” Lab grown diamonds by Novita Diamonds are guaranteed to be 100% conflict-free providing you with peace of mind as we try and stay environmentally and socially friendly in all our options. All of our diamonds are naturally ethical lab grown diamonds, therefore we only produce ethical engagement rings made with ethical lab diamonds.

QUALITY AND BEAUTY

Lab grown diamonds or ‘man made diamonds’ have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds.

The origin is the key difference between a lab grown diamond and a natural diamond. A lab grown diamond is “grown” inside a lab using innovative cutting-edge technology that replicates Earth’s natural formation process by crystallising carbon into a brilliant diamond.

Side by side lab grown diamonds are indistinguishable from their natural counterparts. Even when using a jewellery 10x Loupe, lab grown diamonds are nearly impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds.

Using specialised equipment to measure the level of impurities found in natural diamonds which is not present in lab grown diamonds is the only way to differentiate between the two.

The purest form of diamonds are Type IIA and Type II, which are very rare in nature, and are the cleanest type of diamonds. This is because they are 100% carbon and do not have any impurities such as nitrogen which makes them stronger and clearer than 98% of mined diamonds. We are proud that all of Novita Diamonds are Type IIA and Type II.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF DIAMOND SIMULANTS

For engagement rings and precious jewellery, diamonds are the best option. Regardless if they are from a lab or a mine, diamonds are one of the strongest materials known to science. As a result, they are ideal to wear for life and pass on to future generations as they will always hold their beauty. This differs from diamond simulants such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, where the quality is nowhere as close as that to diamonds allowing them to easily scratch, chip, and lose their shine as well as being heavier and therefore more uncomfortable to wear.

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