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Diamonds Lab Grown Vs Mined

Diamond is a Diamond See the Chart Below

Lab-Grown

Lab-Grown Diamonds are Made of Carbon

Lab-grown diamonds have the same chemical composition and physical characteristics as mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are not considered fake.

Mined

Earth Mined Diamonds are Made of Carbon

The term “mined diamonds” is often used to denote stones that have formed naturally, as opposed to ones that have been created artificially. In that sense, “mined diamond” is simply a synonym for “natural

PROPERTIES Lab-Grown Mined
Hardness (MOHS) 10 10
SP3 Carbon Diamond Bonds (%) 100% 100%
Internal Crystal Structure Face-Centered Cubic Face-Centered Cubic
Hardness Comparable 242 2.42
Color H to E grades K to D Grades
Clarity VS2 - VVSI I3 - VVSI
Cut Very Good to Ideal Poor to Ideal
Polish Very Good to Ideal Poor to Ideal
ADVANTAGES
Guaranteed Conflict-Free yes May be
Production Created in a laboratory with no toxic or harmful by-products Open-pit strip mines and underground mines create large amounts of toxic waste
Price per carat for identical Cut, Clarity and Color Lab-created diamonds cost up to 50% less than an earth-mined diamond equivalent. Earth mined diamonds pricing depends on cut to carat
Price $$ $$$$$


Lab-Grown Vs Mined Diamonds

Lab-Grown

Although lab-grown and mined diamonds are made of the same material, they often differ with respect to clarity.

Mined

Most mined diamonds have visible natural flaws such as black spots, specks, blemishes, lines, etc.

Color & Clarity

Lab-Grown

Lab-grown diamonds are now available from D to E in color and VS2 to VVSI in clarity. Until now, beauty like this had not been seen in large-lab created diamonds!

Mined

Earth mined diamonds typically range from J to E in color and I3 to VVSI in clarity. This will vary greatly depending upon price and location.

Quality

Lab-Grown

Lab-grown diamonds are Superior Quality. As type LLA, they are the purest form of diamond, meaning they are harder and have more brilliance then a mined type la diamond. Only 2% of earth mined diamonds will ever achieve this level of perfection.

Mined

98% of earth mined diamonds are a type LA. These diamonds are very common and contain more impurities, often causing the diamond to appear pale yellow or brown in color.

Price

Lab-Grown

Lab-grown diamonds are up to 50% less than earth mined diamonds.

Mined

Pricing is artifically controlled with pricing soaring vastly above their actual worth.

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