Lab-created diamonds, also known as lab grown diamonds, are man-made diamonds that are produced in a laboratory setting. They have the same chemical and physical properties as mined diamonds, but they are created through advanced technological processes that simulate the natural process of diamond formation. We have written a detailed article on lab grown vs natural diamonds.

How Are Lab-Created Diamonds Made?

Lab-created diamonds are made through two different processes: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). In the HPHT process, a small diamond seed is placed in a high-pressure, high-temperature chamber and subjected to extreme heat and pressure to create a larger diamond. In the CVD process, a thin slice of diamond is placed in a vacuum chamber and exposed to a carbon-rich gas that is heated to extreme temperatures. The carbon atoms in the gas bond to the diamond slice, creating a larger diamond.

What Are the Advantages of Lab-Created Diamonds?

One of the primary advantages of lab-created diamonds is that they are more affordable than natural diamonds. Our GENTLE DIAMONDS lab grown diamonds are more sustainable and more environmentally responsible because they are not mined from the earth. They are also 100% conflict free. Check out some of the most popular items for our GENTLE DIAMONDS collection below


Miki Hoop in 9K White Gold


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Are Lab-Created Diamonds Real Diamonds?

Yes, lab-created diamonds are real diamonds. They have the same chemical and physical properties as mined diamonds. The only difference is that one is created in a laboratory setting and the other is mined from the earth (3 Reasons why you should consider lab diamonds). Also, both mined and lab-grown diamonds are certified by gemological institutes, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). When you purchase one of our GENTLE DIAMONDS we will also provide a certificate of authenticity.


How Do Lab-Created Diamonds Compare to Natural Diamonds?

Lab-created diamonds are identical to mined diamonds and have the same durability and brilliance. However, because lab made diamonds have a far less complex supply chain than mined diamonds and are traded less often before they reach end-customers, they are up to 50 percent less expensive than mined diamonds. Thus at the same budget customers are able to afford larger carat size stones (read our related post on the UK average engagement ring cost). 


Conclusion: Lab-Created Diamonds are often the Preferred Choice of Younger Shoppers

Lab-created diamonds are an excellent alternative to mined diamonds. They are physically identical and they are getting more popular every year. Based on Google search data, search volume for the term "lab grown diamond rings" has increased by 80% in early 2023 as compared to 2022. Shop all CARAT* LONDON lab grown diamond products here: Lab grown diamond bracelets, lab grown diamond earrings, lab grown diamond rings and lab grown diamond necklaces. If you are not quite sure what type of diamond to get, read this article to learn more about the most popular diamond cuts.