What is a lab grown diamond?
Lab-grown diamonds, also referred to as man-made diamonds, engineered diamonds, lab-created diamonds or synthetic diamonds, are artificially produced in a laboratory. Their chemical properties, pure carbon crystal structure, brilliance and hardness are almost identical to those of a natural diamond. Unlike natural diamonds, formed in the Earth’s crust billions of years ago, man-made diamonds are not considered rare because they can be produced in limitless quantities in a matter of weeks. Since their quantities are not finite as with natural diamonds, it is uncertain in what way their value will remain over time.
If you’d like to learn more about the differences between lab-created diamonds and natural diamonds, our diamond experts would be happy to discuss with you. In addition, we offer a selection of lab-created diamonds for sale, in our stores. Lab-created diamonds are not eligible for Day’s Permanent Value Trade-Up Plan that is offered for the purchase of a natural diamond.