We just got a fresh inventory of diamonds in stock, including for the first time in our store, a certified lab grown from Stuller. The diamond pictured above was created using a technique called Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) which accelerates the conditions in which carbon atoms form a diamond lattice. Only recently has the process become economical in producing larger higher quality diamonds (the one we have here is a impressive VS2 G). Here are the reasons to consider a lab grown diamond as opposed to a natural:
-It is a diamond, unlike simulants such as Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite. Lab growns are simply manufactured rather than formed in the Earth’s mantle.They’re optically, visually, and chemically identical to natural stones.
-They’re usually 15% – 30% less expensive than naturals depending on size and quality.
-Producing synthetic diamonds is much more ecologically sound than mining naturals. The Mir mine in Russia, for example produced 2,970 Tons of excavated dirt to single carat of diamond (.2 grams), while creating a permanent crater in the earth. Lab grown diamonds produce no waste, and use about half the total energy required to mine diamonds.
-They’re guaranteed to be conflict free, as they don’t need to be sourced from entities funding conflict or unethical labor practices.
-Lastly, and perhaps best of all, the lab grown diamonds we carry from Stuller are included in their lifetime trade in program, which means that As long as you spend any amount over the original purchase, you can trade in for any other Stuller diamond, natural OR synthetic! If you’re unsure about whether you’re comfortable with a lab grown diamond, this Stuller’s guarantee means you have nothing to lose!
For more info, check out our page on Stuller’s Red Box diamond program!