With all the information swirling around the internet about diamonds, there are certain basic facts about lab-grown diamonds that every consumer should know, too. At AIDIA, we are PROUD of our amazing creations, so here are the most important facts you should know about your lab-grown diamond.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are Identical to Mined Diamonds
AIDIA lab-grown diamonds are as luxurious and precious as mined diamonds, because they are physically identical, and can achieve the same kind of dazzle, sparkle, and beauty. A diamond, whether mined or lab-grown, is the hardest substance known to man (ranking 10.0, the highest level on the Mohs Hardness Scale). Jewelry containing mined or lab-grown diamonds can be worn every day and passed on to heirs because of the diamond’s incredible durability.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are NOT the Same as Imitation White Stones
Lab-grown diamonds should never be confused with white stones such as cubic zirconia (CZ), moissanite, and other inexpensive imitations. These stones do not have the same chemical, optical, thermal, and visual properties of diamond. Only lab-grown diamonds are the exact same material as mined diamonds.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are Graded Just the Way Mined Ones are!
Lab-grown diamonds are graded by gemological labs using the same 4C’s that mined diamonds use. AIDIA lab-grown diamonds are graded by the International Gemological Institute, using the 4Cs. In addition, AIDIA diamonds over 0.50 carat are laser inscribed and branded as lab grown. We comply with all government rules on the disclosure of lab-grown diamonds.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are a High Tech Miracle
AIDIA lab-grown diamonds begin life from a diamond seed. Using patented processes and proprietary equipment, our growing experts then create conditions akin to the ones in which diamonds form deep in the earth. From that initial seed, a fully formed rough diamond crystal grows. Because diamond is a remarkably strong and hard material, its chemical, electrical, thermal, and optical properties are highly sought after for a whole range of industrial and scientific uses, too.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are a Sustainable Resource
The supply of mined diamonds, according to current industry projections, is expected to decline in years to come, as diamonds from known sources peter out, with no huge mines in development. But demand for diamond is expected to continue to expand, not only for use in beautiful jewelry, but also for a variety of other industries. Lab-grown diamonds will fill the gap, and thus help not only to protect Earth’s natural resources, but also to sustain jobs in the jewelry industry, as well in other industrial and high-tech fields where diamond is needed.
Lab-Grown Diamonds Have a Guaranteed Origin
AIDIA’s lab-grown diamonds are created in dedicated growing facilities, so you know where your diamonds were born and you can be sure they were responsibly sourced. When our rough crystals are ready for cutting, faceting, and polishing, AIDIA uses highly trained diamond cutters from established diamond manufacturing centers around the world to bring our lab-grown beauties to a sparkling finish.
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