Lab-created diamonds are artificial, meaning they were not mined from the earth. They are the same chemical and physical composition as mined diamonds but typically cost much less. GIA has certified thousands of manufactured diamonds over the years, giving them their category for grading purposes.
A Buying Guide To Lab-Created Diamonds
You should consider several factors when buying lab-grown diamonds and deciding if they suit you. They include:
The most obvious benefit when you buy lab-grown diamonds is that it costs much less than a mined diamond. When deciding if a lab-created diamond is right for you, you should always consider the cost. Many lab-created diamonds are available at a shallow price point. Remember, though, that you should never compromise the quality of your diamond for the price. Due to cost concerns, some people are wary of buying a lab-created diamond. GIA suggests that lab-created diamonds can be just as valuable as mined diamonds, especially if they have the same clarity and color.
Rare cat in America offers a full range of GIA-certified lab-created diamonds. Lab-created diamonds must pass a series of tests to be certified as such by GIA. These tests aim to ensure that lab-created diamonds have the same chemical and physical properties as mined diamonds. Certification is also essential when it comes to insurance and resale value. GIA receives a small percentage of the resale price of each certified diamond, which allows them to continue funding its certification program.
3. Clarity And Color
Clarity refers to the degree of visual imperfections in your diamond. As with any material, the level of imperfections determines how much it costs and how much it can be enlarged. Lab-created diamonds are generally less translucent than mined diamonds, so they help blur imperfections. Many lab-created diamonds also have higher clarity than mined diamonds. For example, the clarity of a lab-created 1.00ct diamond will typically be better than a mined 1.00ct diamond. The level of color in a lab-created diamond can vary depending on the process used to create it. Color may also be higher in lab-created diamonds than in mined diamonds because the process used to create a lab-created diamond is often more advanced, allowing them to hold more color.
The angles and proportions at which a diamond is cut can significantly impact its beauty and durability. Cut should be an essential factor in your decision process when comparing two diamonds of similar clarity. Cuts are designed based on the shape of a diamond and can be very different from one another. If, for example, you were comparing a round-cut diamond and an emerald-cut diamond, both of which were the same size and clarity, the proportions of the two cuts would play a significant role in your decision. Make sure you understand how each cut you are considering looks in person before purchasing it.
Both mined, and lab-created diamonds can come in varying sizes, depending on how they were created. The standard unit for measuring a mined diamond’s size is carats (ct). The standard unit for measuring a lab-created diamond’s size in millimeters (mm). You should be aware of the size of the diamond you are buying and how it will be measured, no matter which type of diamond you buy. Its size can influence the value of a diamond.
6. Reputable Dealer
Buying 2ct lab-grown diamonds is always a big decision. Knowing where to purchase from can be challenging, and each type of diamond has nuances you should be aware of before making a purchase. It’s always best to select a trustworthy and reputable dealer who can help you know what you’re getting for your money. At Rare Cat USA, they have years of experience in the diamond industry and are proud to offer GIA-certified diamonds.
Lab-Created diamonds are the next generation of diamonds. They are produced in a lab rather than mined on the earth. Many companies produce them, but their beauty is equal to that of mined diamonds. One difference between them and mined diamonds is that some are also treated in a lab, which makes them more resistant to scratches and scratches than most mined diamonds. The GIA has certified thousands of lab-created diamonds over the years, giving them their category for grading purposes. Rare cat in America offers a full range of GIA-certified lab-created diamonds.