No human rights abuses or enforcing tough environmental laws
with lab diamonds.
Now the environment in which a diamond naturally grows can be recreated above ground in a laboratory. The results are gem quality stones the same as natural diamonds called lab diamonds. These diamonds are being graded by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) like natural diamonds using the 3 “C’s : color, clarity and cut.
Will the FTC allow lab diamonds to be called “cultured diamonds”? Naturally, at stake is the diamond producer business and they don’t want the term “cultured” applied.
When pearls were produced by inserting a small seed into a mollusk and grown like natural pearls the term “cultured pearls” was allowed.
How do lab diamonds differ differ from cubic zirconia? They are chemically different.
Are prices less for lab diamonds?
|Natural Diamonds||Lab Diamonds||Cubic Zirconia|
|1 Carat||1 Carat||1 Carat|
|$6,800. – $9,100.||$1,800. – $4,500.||$5.00 – $15.00|
Three websites with more information are:
Gemesis – “A diamond created by Gemesis has the same physical, chemical and optical properties as a mined diamond. It is, in fact, a real diamond.”
Chatham – “Chatham does not make gemstones, we control environments in which crystals grow naturally.”