What is a laboratory created diamond?
Lab created diamonds, also referred to as man made diamonds, engineered 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.