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It’s easy to see why people fall in love with diamonds. They’re precious gems that reflect light so beautifully and are cut in unique shapes.

This remains true even when diamonds aren’t mined from their natural ecosystems. Today, you can get diamonds that look every bit as amazing, but were fabricated in a laboratory.

The purchase of manufactured diamonds grew by 63% in a year’s time. People are waking up to their many great attributes and are shopping around. So, what are these diamonds, and why are they unique?

These tips will help you learn more about lab grown diamonds.

What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

If you’re like many people, you weren’t aware of the fact that beautiful diamonds could be created in a laboratory. Laboratory-created diamonds are chemically identical to natural ones but are crafted in a man-made setting.

Natural diamonds are formed in the earth’s mantle thanks to pressure, heat, and a lot of other conditions. In a natural setting, it can take anywhere between 20 million and 2 billion years to form.

Consider the process of making lab diamonds before purchasing. Rather than naturally occurring beneath the earth, lab diamonds are made by taking carbon from existing diamonds and introducing it to chemical vapor deposition.

The process is similar to 3D printing and allows jewelers more control over the process of getting diamonds to their consumers.

What Are the Benefits of Lab Grown Diamonds?

If you’re interested in purchasing a lab grown diamond, you should first get to know the advantages. These diamonds are becoming favorites among people from all walks of life for several reasons.

Here are some lab grown diamond benefits that you might appreciate:

The Diamonds Are Produced Infinitely Quicker

Laboratory diamonds are an excellent option because of the quick turnaround time. While natural diamonds often take more than a billion years to form, lab grown diamonds are produced in about a month.

You’ll have the luxury of time on your side, and will learn a lot about the process in the meantime. These diamonds are crafted with either the High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) processes.

The available selections, along with a speedy turnaround time, make lab grown diamonds an attractive option for anyone who loves jewelry.

It’s an Eco-Friendly Form of Diamond Creation

People who care about the environment will also appreciate lab grown diamonds. Chemically identical diamonds are created without having to use the earth’s resources.

You will appreciate that these diamonds were created without carbon emissions, but without having to sacrifice quality or authenticity.

Many lab diamond creators go out of their way to make their diamonds as eco-friendly as possible. They use sustainable electricity from solar panels or wind energy to make sure that even the power used to create the diamond in a lab is from a green process.

This is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint while still getting a diamond that you’ll love.

You Have More Color Options

Lab grown diamonds are also unique because of the many different color options that are available. Because you have control over the creation and process, you’ll also be better able to customize the hue that works best for you.

Examples of some lab grown diamond color options include:

  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Diamonds on the white color scale

Within these various color options is a broad spectrum that you’ll be able to choose between. While you have more color options, you don’t have to worry about it happening through any artificial means.

Outside of using specialized equipment to test them, lab-created diamonds are indistinguishable from diamonds found underground.

They Are Less Likely to Have Defects

When you purchase diamonds that are made in a controlled environment, you also have more control over the potential defects.

Diamonds created in a laboratory tend to have finer and higher-quality cuts. This means that it will have fewer defects and you can come away with peace of mind about the quality of your lab-created rock.

Lab Diamonds Are Cost-Effective

One of the biggest benefits of lab grown diamonds is that they are cost-effective. You are essentially getting a tremendous discount for a diamond that is chemically identical to any natural diamond that you would buy.

People today are spending 40% less for their laboratory diamonds than they would pay for natural ones. This is a tremendous discount that also lets you enjoy making a move toward more modern technology and processes.

It’s an incredible discount if you’re a price-conscious person who appreciates getting more bang for your buck. You’ll be able to get an incredible deal without it having to overtax your budget.

The Diamonds Are Durable

You’re also in a good position with these diamonds because they are every bit as durable as natural diamonds.

Carbon is among the hardest materials on earth, so you can count on your lab grown diamonds being just as hard. When you get an appraisal, you will get a clear breakdown of your lab diamond‘s hardness, in addition to its other most important metrics.

This diamond will last for years and can be passed down for generations without worrying about it taking any damage.

Laboratory Diamonds Have Clarity

Purchases will appreciate the clarity that they get from their lab grown diamonds. These lab diamonds are graded using the exact same metrics that natural diamonds are tested for, as set forth by the Gemological Institute of America and the International Gemological Institute.

Since clarity is one of the 4 C’s that people look for when purchasing diamonds, you will appreciate having some options that are rated highly. The refractory quality of your lab grown diamonds will stand out and make your jewelry piece a marvel to look at.

They’re Made Under Excellent Conditions

People enjoy purchasing lab grown diamonds because they are made in excellently controlled settings. These pieces of jewelry are ethically created using technology and pure science.

It’s easy to track the origin source of your diamond since they are created in a verifiable laboratory. This is the next step in clean technology that lab grown diamond manufacturers are continuously working to perfect.

How Can I Explore Lab Diamond Options?

Now that you know a bit more about lab diamonds, it’s time to shop around for the best jewelry pieces. A custom jeweler can provide you with plenty of lab diamond options.

Here are some of the details that you need to keep track of:

Consider the Attributes That You’re Looking For

For starters, you should gain an understanding of which diamond attributes are the most important to you. People shopping for diamonds look for a few characteristics, including:

  • Get specific measurements and ratings for the 4C – Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Color
  • View some finished pieces from a variety of jewelers
  • Make sure that the diamond passes the eye test
  • Examine the fluorescence of the diamond both in natural and ultraviolet (UV) light sources
  • Take a look at the certificate from the laboratory

Understanding the measurables of your lab diamond will help you check all of the boxes before making your purchase.

The cut of the diamond refers to the shape of the diamond, which allows it to refract and reflect light in an attractive way. This is arguably the most important diamond detail because a quality cut can hide diamond imperfections.

Accredited laboratories and jewelers give diamond cut grades that range between Poor (P) and Excellent (EX).

A diamond’s clarity refers to any blemishes or imperfections that it has. It is graded based on the number of inclusions or other flaws you are able to see under certain levels of magnification.

For diamonds the clarity scale ranges from I3 on the low end, which refers to a diamond with several inclusions, to Flawless (FL) on the highest end.

Diamond carats are a metric that refers to the diamond‘s physical weight. The value of the diamond goes up the higher the carats.

A single carat refers to a diamond with a weight of .2 grams. Diamond carat ratings range from less than a carat to 2 carats.

Finally, the color rating scale rounds out the 4C’s as another important metric to pay attention to. The less flawed a diamond is the closer to being completely translucent and free of color it is.

The diamond color grading scale gives some insight into where your diamond falls on the chart. Diamond colors range from Z on the lowest end of the scale to D on the higher end.

Check Around for Styles and Shapes

Once you have an idea of what metrics and grades you’d like to match, check around for diamonds of different styles and shapes. With both lab-created and natural diamonds, you will find that there are plenty of style choices to choose between.

Whether you’re looking into an engagement ring setting or a pair of earrings, you will find that there are plenty of shape options to choose from.

Examples of some popular diamond shapes you can check into include:

  • Emerald cut diamonds
  • Pear-shaped diamonds
  • Princess cut diamonds
  • Diamonds in a Tiffany setting
  • Round cut diamonds
  • Radiant cut diamonds
  • Heart-shaped diamonds

No matter what diamond styles you like most, they are available in a laboratory diamond option. Make sure to do your homework and be prepared to compare prices between the styles that you love in natural diamonds.

Find a Quality Diamond Shop

The best thing that you can do when shopping for a lab grown diamond is to find the help of a jeweler that can look out for you.

There are several jewelers today who specialize in lab diamonds and would be happy to explain the process to you. Come prepared with questions and check out their ratings in advance.

In addition to being certified with jeweler organizations, look up the shop with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and make sure that they have a stellar reputation. When you go to the shop, ask to see examples of their inventory, including any custom-made jewelry pieces.

Shopping for custom wedding rings can help you tie the knot with your spouse while making sure you express your love in a way that is completely unique.

The jewelers will go over options with you and offer a quote for the customization work.

Protect Your Lab Diamond Purchase

Finally, always make sure that you protect the purchase of any lab grown diamonds that you buy. Like natural diamonds, you can get a professional appraisal for your laboratory diamonds.

Use this so that you know the value of the diamond, so it can be protected on an insurance plan.

Consult price guides in advance to figure out how much you might pay for a lab grown diamond. From there, figure out if you want to add your jewelry to an existing homeowner’s plan, or whether you’d like to purchase insurance through the jeweler.

Think about your style preferences and compare the prices between a few different jewelers so that you know what the market dictates.

Take Care of Your Jewelry Pieces

Once you have insured your jewelry, make sure that you also know how to take the best care of it. Invest in a jewelry cleaning kit and add a safe solution to go with your purchase.

You can also keep your lab grown diamonds clean with soap and water. Keep your jewelry pieces in a case for safe-keeping, and regularly take them in to get cleaned by a professional.

Buying Your Best New Diamond

Lab grown diamonds are an excellent option when you’re looking to purchase jewelry. Use the information above so that you can shop around for the perfect piece.

Finer Custom Jewelry can help you find the lab grown diamond pieces that you will enjoy. Use our contact form or call us at (480)771-8833 in Scottsdale, (713)903-7788 in Houston, and (469)772-4714 in Dallas.

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Harmony GreenHarmony Green
23:13 01 Apr 24
Shimon is absolutely amazing at what he does and such a pleasure to work with. We had a custom wedding band made to complement my center stone and the design is quite unique. My fiancé was very apprehensive and worried about not going with a classic wedding band but we both couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! Going to be hard not to wear this for the next few months! 😅
Dylan KuchanDylan Kuchan
21:42 19 Mar 24
Shimon was absolutely amazing. He not only was professional and courteous, but was understanding of my questions and made my visits very easy. Would highly recommend his services at Finer Custom Jewelry.
Alana VAlana V
22:15 18 Mar 24
We had a wonderful experience creating a custom engagment ring with Shimon. Shimon took the time to truly show us our options and helped shape our vision throughout the process.Shimon did a phenomenal job finding the perfect unique stone including similar stone options so we felt confident in our choice. It was such a fun process exploring our options and designing the perfect ring. Shimon is truly a master of his craft!
Ena DuriezEna Duriez
19:48 18 Mar 24
I absolutely love their jewelry, they have beautiful pieces. Highly recommend 👍
Monica J HairMonica J Hair
19:50 15 Mar 24
I had a custom bracelet made by Shimon and his team. From start to finish the process couldn’t have been more seamless. Genuinely a pleasure to work with Finer Custom Jewelry
Steven TocciSteven Tocci
02:32 07 Mar 24
Just got a new watch and needed a link removed. I found this store on Google and decided to stop in and see if they could help. Shimon doesn’t typically do watches, but he didn’t hesitate to stop what he was doing to help me. He took the time out of his day to help me and wouldn’t accept any payment. You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and he will do whatever it takes to help his customers. I will absolutely be coming back and using him in the future!
Pamela SpearsPamela Spears
21:21 12 Feb 24
Shimon was very helpful, grand place finer jewelry sales. Would definitely recommend to everyone. Will definitely be back to this location
John HuntJohn Hunt
17:59 23 Jan 24
Great experience! Shimon helped me get a salt & pepper engagement ring. He understood exactly what I was looking for and the finished product greatly exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!!
Sara TurnbullSara Turnbull
22:30 22 Jan 24
Shimon cleaned my wedding ring for me and made it look better than new. I couldn’t stop looking at it in the sun! I had forgotten its potential to shine like that. And Monica was a great help as well, they have an amazing and dedicated team 💍
DevonDevon
01:24 05 Jan 24
My fiancé and I cannot say enough about Shimon and Finer Custom Jewelry. I had an heirloom ring from my mom, and two bands that I wanted to use to create a very specific ring, the ring of my dreams. After a lot of research, we found Shimon. Throughout the entire process, he was incredible. From our very first meeting where we went over my vision, to the final product. I feel so lucky to have found such a caring and talented jeweler. You can tell he takes such pride in his work, as he should because it is truly flawless. I would recommend Shimon to anyone I know. We are so thankful to have him to make our forever ring so incredibly special. It exceeded all our expectations and then some.
Laura VargasLaura Vargas
20:26 30 Dec 23
My fiance and I had a fantastic experience going through Finer Custom Jewelry for our wedding bands. Shimon and Monica both worked to create our dream rings within our budget. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for affordable, high quality, fast, and wonderful service.
Jacquie LymanJacquie Lyman
04:17 28 Dec 23
10/10 would recommend Finer Jewelery! I needed a repair on my wedding ring, and also wanted my engagement ring and wedding band soldered together. The service was incredible and the communication was as promised. Shimon is so kind and warm and friendly! My ring came back looking brand new!
Paige DimakosPaige Dimakos
23:15 04 Oct 23
Wonderful experience and customer service. Look forward to working with Shimon in the future.
Homa NikoHoma Niko
22:23 26 Sep 23
It was very nice meeting Shimon, he was very helpful on pricing my sister's ring. Very understanding and knowledgeable on jewelry. Thank you so much Shimon.
Kyle RootKyle Root
20:13 21 Sep 23
Shimon is a great guy super knowledgeable and I will definitely be coming to him again for my jewelry needs.
Lauren Van GyselLauren Van Gysel
18:18 18 Sep 23
Shimone was SO helpful and accommodating when I was selling jewelry! 10/10 experience and will be back!! :)
Roman MendezRoman Mendez
22:55 06 Sep 23
Great place. Shimon really helped me get a great offer on my diamond bracelet
Matthew RamirezMatthew Ramirez
18:25 01 Sep 23
Shimone was a pleasure to work with. He was both reasonable and fair when it came to selling a ring that I had been sitting on for a while. I would highly recommend Finer Custom Jewelry if you’re looking to sell any pieces. Shimone will treat you well.
denise drakedenise drake
22:23 29 Aug 23
Great experience working with Shimon. He had expert ideas about how to manage some antique jewelry and was super and helping us find the right rings!
Pure Air Service AZPure Air Service AZ
18:36 29 Aug 23
Thank you Shimon for your patience with me.I called finer custom jewelry to find a diamond ring to Propose my girlfriend and Shimon was really helpful and profesional.Really recommend.She said yessssss 😊
SpencerSpencer
17:17 29 Aug 23
This place is absolutely amazing. The Jeweler Shimon did a wonderful job when pricing and inspecting the jewelry I brought in for sale. Extremely knowledgeable and very personable. recommend everyone comes here!!
Shelby KarrelsShelby Karrels
23:14 21 Aug 23
My experience with Finer Curation Jewelry was nothing short of phenomenal. Buying, selling, and creating custom jewelry can be a stressful and pressuring experience. However, from the moment I walked into Finer Custom Jewelry, I felt like a valued client. Shimon was patient, knowledgeable, and made the process so much easier than I had expected. If you are looking for a jeweler you can trust, you will find them here!
Sarah KanitschSarah Kanitsch
18:35 15 Aug 23
Amazing service! Helped immediately with the ring I had. Wonderful guy!!
Shane CsiszarShane Csiszar
23:49 07 Aug 23
Shimon was a pleasure to work with! Made the process very easy and enjoyable. We picked a beautiful emerald diamond, and I could not be happier with the quality of his work! I highly recommend Finer Jewelry!
Lauryn ScusselLauryn Scussel
03:27 20 Jul 23
Thanks to Shimon I was able to give my mom her dream Mother’s ring. It was done quickly and efficiently with great communication and a stunning product. A great company for your custom jewelry needs!!
Ryan BerryRyan Berry
17:19 11 Jul 23
Shimon was great to work with. We made a custom ring exactly how I drew it and my fianceé loved it. Will definitely come back for my ring!
Lisa HilchieLisa Hilchie
20:37 09 Jul 23
Shimon was very kind and professional. He responded quickly to my initial email, worked with my schedule to make an appointment, and took the time to answer any questions I had. I'm very happy with my decision to go to him.
Eli Garcia (ELI)Eli Garcia (ELI)
18:32 26 Jun 23
Ring came out perfect my Fiancé loved it, it fit perfect, I’d highly recommend this jeweler, also Shimon was very communicative and gave updates on the ring every chance he had, couldn’t have had a better experience.
Michael NedlerMichael Nedler
00:17 19 Jun 23
I had a big wedding anniversary coming and wanted to do something special for my wife. A friend suggested Finer so I contacted them. What a wonderful experience...Shimon led me through the process of picking an amazing diamonds as well as the perfect ring. My wife couldn't have been happier and I felt like a hero. I feel like a got an incredible ring for the money and will be back for the next occasion!
Arianna DohertyArianna Doherty
16:51 14 Jun 23
I needed to get two rings appraised and the process was easy and convenient. Shimon was able to meet with me the same week and got me the written appraisals within 3 days. I did not need to leave the items with him as some other jewelers require. I'm very pleased with the ease of working with Shimon.
Kayla ThurberKayla Thurber
02:32 16 Mar 23
I would give Shimon at Finer Custom Jewelry 10 stars if I could! He created an entirely custom ring for my fiancé just based on one Google image photo that she provided me. Before working with Shimon, I assumed I would not be able to afford a custom ring, but I was able to choose everything for the ring and stay perfectly within my budget. It was a very personal experience to create this ring and I felt heard by Shimon the entire time. (He even texted me to congratulate me on my engagement!) And he produced the most wonderful, amazing ring that will last for a lifetime! One final note: as a woman proposing to another woman, I was nervous to be judged when purchasing a non-traditional engagement ring. Shimon made me feel SO comfortable and validated. I could not recommend his services enough.
Daniel GoldbergDaniel Goldberg
00:55 03 Mar 23
My entire experience with Shimon was incredible start to finish. I came in with just an idea of what I wanted for an engagement ring. He took the time to explain the different options, settings and styles that would match my idea. Needless to say, the ring turned out beautifully and she loved it. Most importantly, Shimon was honest and fair. We will definitely be going back for all of our future needs.
Sarah RisiSarah Risi
18:47 14 Feb 23
Shimon helped me elevate my engagement diamond to a beautiful channel set band with my birthstone sapphires. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of his work!
Kyle BelskiKyle Belski
23:50 07 Feb 23
Shimon is the man! He took the time to help us design my fiancé’s ring just the way she wanted it. She now gets compliments on her ring on a daily basis. Shimon also got us a high quality diamond at a more than fair price. I recommend Finer Jewelry for all of your jewelry needs!
Aalia FuellerAalia Fueller
19:49 07 Feb 23
I’ve been working with Shimon for a year. I had all my mother’s diamonds reset. He helped me recreate a ring setting that joined my mom and dads diamonds so I have them with me at all times. He repaired many pieces and restrung my mom’s pearls. He’s a true professional and an amazing person. He and his wife have created an awesome business.If you want to design your own piece or buy one, Finer Jewelry is the place to go!
Lena GonzalezLena Gonzalez
17:10 25 Jun 22
Thank you to Shimon for this amazing diamond ring!! If you’re struggling looking for a jeweler in Arizona, you have to choose Finer Jewelry! He was very attentive to what I wanted and made me feel listened to throughout the entire process. He was truly a pleasure to work with, I could not recommend him enough!
Dania KassabDania Kassab
18:43 09 Jun 22
I’ve been looking for a yellow diamond ring for a while now and I’m so glad I foundation Finer Jewelry!!! Shimon showed me a variety of diamonds and made sure I was in love with the specific stone and shade of the diamond. Shimon made sure to educate me on my purchase which I really appreciated because I honestly didn’t know much about diamonds before meeting with him. I could not be more obsessed with this ring, so thank you so much Shimon for helping me find my dream ring!!!
Ashley BoldAshley Bold
07:24 29 Jan 22
If you are looking for a jeweler in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, look no further. As we began shopping for an engagement ring we went to a number of different jewelers in the area but no one offered the same level of customer service as Shimon at Finer Jewelry! He was so helpful and caring throughout the entire process of designing my dream ring. I get so many compliments on my ring and it’s all thanks to Finer Jewelry!!
A DA D
22:48 24 Dec 21
I was gifted diamonds from my mother and both grandmother’s wedding rings and I wanted to make my own wedding ring with them. I was able to schedule an appointment the following day and began working on the ring design. They were so thorough in making sure the fit and design was just right by making 3D imaging and wax molds for you to see before the ring is actually made. The whole process took about a month from start to finish and you can’t beat the price! I’m beyond happy with what they made for me. It’s truly something special.
JoanJoan
18:36 14 Dec 21
After sharing our diamond CCC wish list with Shimon we sat back and waited. Shimon took us seriously and carefully watched the exchanges for "our stone". He found us a nearly flawless diamond that presented 30% larger than its weight! We then asked Shimon to craft a setting that required specially cut supplemental diamonds. Shimon's relationships with diamond cutters and his goldsmith made it possible for him to deliver our dream setting with our own "hope" diamond! Shimon is personable, very fun to work with and completely transparent. He and his stones are priceless!
Deanna HuntDeanna Hunt
17:35 04 Nov 21
Amazing experience. My favorite diamond jeweler in Scottsdale. A custom experience, fair prices, honest, top quality. What more can I say!
Candace HagermanCandace Hagerman
00:03 08 Sep 21
Shimon did an amazing job understanding what I wanted in my ring. After picking out my main stone he found two that perfectly coordinated. It turned out so much more than I hoped. Will definitely recommend and return.
Robbie BurtonRobbie Burton
23:20 03 Aug 21
I found the staff to be more than happy to assist in the design and creation of a true family heirloom. The process of collaboration with this jeweler was such a joy. Me and my family will treasure this for a lifetime. Thank you so much. A truly happy customer.
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