LAB CREATED DIAMONDS
Discover our extensive collection of conflict-free and environment friendly lab created diamonds.
HOW LAB DIAMONDS ARE MADE
There are two primary methods used to create diamonds in a laboratory: CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) and HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature). Our product involves a combination of both.
The HPHT method involves the application of high temperatures and pressures to a small seed crystal, while the CVD process "grows" the diamonds from the chemical reaction of distilled carbon gas and a seed crystal.
Our lab-grown diamonds are created using either the CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) method or HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature).
BENEFITS OF LAB DIAMONDS
Lab created diamonds are sustainable diamonds, they are ethically grown with minimal environmental impact.
- BEAUTY & QUALITY
Lab diamonds have same physical, chemical and optical properties as minded diamonds.
Lab diamonds offer excellent value and are slightly more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality.
LAB CREATED DIAMONDS VERSUS DIAMOND SIMULANTS
It is important to note the major distinction between lab diamonds and diamond simulants. Diamond simulnats, such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, look similar to diamonds but are not true carbon crystals. Simulants do not have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds and therefore sell at much lower prices than lab diamonds. Simulants can be distinguished from natural or lab diamonds using only the naked eye.
Natural and lab diamonds have thermal conductivity properties that differentiate them from cubic zirconia with a handheld diamond tester. Some lab diamonds, along with some natural colored diamonds, may be mistakenly identified as moissanites when using certain diamond testers due to similarity in their electrical conductivity. However, gemologists can typically distinguish between diamond and moissanite due to their differing refractive properties, with moissanites being double refractive and diamonds being single refractive.
CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
Our lab created diamonds display the same physical, chemical and optical characteristics as natural diamonds, and exhibit the same fire, scintillation and sparkle. Using a jewelry loupe, man-made diamonds are nearly impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds. Lab diamonds may exhibit different trace elements than natural diamonds that do not affect the appearance of the diamond. Lab diamonds can be distinguished from natural diamonds only with tests using specialized equipment. Lab created diamonds available for purchase should always come with a gem certification identifying them as laboratory-grown.
Numined is dedicated to offering socially and environmentally responsible fine jewelry. Our lab created diamond jewelry pieces are accompanied with a certificate of origin to provide assurance that they are ethically grown with minimal environmental impact.