Lab Grown Diamonds

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Lab Grown Diamond Rings

Lab grown diamonds share the exact same physical properties as natural diamonds, and are identical to their natural counterparts in every way, except they are grown in a lab instead of mined from the earth.

Lab grown diamonds offer excellent value for money and are an environmentally friendly choice as they do not require any diamond mining. Explore our stunning selection of lab grown diamond engagement rings.

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Certificated Quality

Our collection of lab grown diamonds share the exact same properties as natural stones, and are certificated by the International Gemological Institute.

Excellent Value

Lab grown diamonds offer great value for money, and are slightly more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable size, colour, and clarity.

Environmentally sustainable

Given that no mining is required, lab grown diamonds are a more environmentally-conscious choice.

What is a lab grown diamond?

The simple answer is that lab grown diamonds are real diamonds, just like mined natural diamonds.

They have the same physical and chemical properties as mined diamonds, so they look exactly the same and can only be told apart from their mined counterparts by using special laboratory equipment.

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How are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

Diamonds can be grown in two ways. The first is called High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and the second is called Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). Each process is best suited for certain sizes, shapes and colours of diamonds.

You'll not be able to tell the difference between a CVD and HPHT diamond with the naked eye. Both methods can create a real, beautiful and sparkling diamond.

Are Lab Grown Diamonds less expensive?

Lab grown diamonds offer excellent value and affordability compared to natural diamonds of comparable size and quality.

Our Lab Grown Diamond collections are also available with an option of 0% Finance for those who prefer to pay on a monthly basis without any extra fees.

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More Lab Grown Diamond FAQ's...

Are lab grown diamonds considered fake or synthetic diamonds?

Historically, "fake" diamonds were typically made of glass. Glass is much less durable and has a lot less sparkle than a well-cut diamond. Other diamond imitations, like synthetic cubic zirconia and natural zircon or topaz gems, are brittle and very likely to chip with wear. Lab grown diamonds have none of those issues. They’re real and just as durable and radiant as any natural diamond.

Do lab grown diamonds get cloudy over time?

Lab grown diamonds typically have good clarity and like a high-quality natural diamond, lab grown diamonds won’t get cloudy, nor are they any less durable.

Are lab grown diamonds flawless?

Exactly as natural diamonds, lab grown diamonds will vary in colour, clarity, and cut. Each one is unique. Lab grown diamonds may contain very small internal or surface inclusions, comparable to high quality natural stones. Lab grown diamonds are graded and certificated by independent gemological labs such as the GIA, who certify natural diamonds, using the same strict standards.