Are you considering purchasing a diamond but unsure whether to go with a natural or lab-grown option? It's important to understand the differences between the two types of diamonds in order to make an informed decision.
First, let's define what a lab diamond is. Lab diamonds, also known as synthetic diamonds, are diamonds that are created in a laboratory setting rather than being mined from the earth. They are made of the same material as natural diamonds, which is crystallized carbon, and they have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds. Lab diamonds are created using techniques that mimic the natural processes that occur in the earth to create diamonds, such as high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) or chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
It's important to note that lab diamonds are not fake or imitation diamonds. They are real diamonds, just like natural diamonds, but they are created in a controlled environment rather than being found in the earth. They are often referred to as "man-made" diamonds.
One key difference between natural and lab diamonds is price. Lab diamonds are typically less expensive to produce and can therefore be sold at a lower price than natural diamonds. However, it's important to note that lab diamonds do not have the same sentimental or investment value as natural diamonds, and they may not hold their value in the same way. If you are considering purchasing a lab diamond, it's important to understand the trade-offs and make a decision that aligns with your personal values and priorities.
At Howard Jewelry, we offer consultation for both natural and lab diamonds. While we do not stock lab diamonds in our store, we are able to order them on a case by case basis and may have one or two available for consultation viewing. However, the majority of the diamonds available for consultation at Howard Jewelry are natural diamonds. We do not display any lab diamonds or lab diamond jewelry in our showcases. If you have any questions about the differences between natural and lab diamonds, or if you'd like to schedule a consultation, don't hesitate to contact us.