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Lab Created Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

Lab created diamonds, also known as cultured or engineered diamonds, are made using advanced processes in quality-controlled laboratories. Modern technology duplicates the conditions that natural diamonds need to grow beneath the earth, and the result is a stunning, cultured diamond, that is indistinguishable from a natural mined diamond without the use of hyper-specialized equipment.


Lab diamonds are created from the same material as natural mined diamonds, and have the same chemical and optical properties, making them practically chemically identical. This is because when extreme heat and pressure for the deposition process are used, the exact same formation occurs as a natural diamond! Special colours can also be created by adding trace elements of materials that would commonly be present during a natural diamond’s growth phase, meaning there are truly endless possibilities when creating your perfect diamond engagement ring. As there are pros to both natural diamonds and lab created diamonds, couples today are starting to choose their gemstones for their own engagement ring based on numerous other factors, which we will explore below.

Benefits of Lab Grown Diamond Rings Toronto

If you are considering a lab diamond for your engagement ring, here are some of the biggest benefits of choosing this type of gemstone over a natural diamond.

More Affordable

If you are shopping on a budget, a lab diamond ring has the appeal of a natural diamond, however with a much smaller price tag. At first glance, lab created diamonds and natural diamonds look and act so similar, making a lab created diamond the perfect option for those who are looking for an affordable gemstone for their wedding ring or custom engagement ring. Even a one-to-one comparison of natural diamonds compared to lab created diamonds of the same carat weight yields substantial savings.

Better Quality

Compared to natural diamonds, a lab grown diamond which has been manufactured above ground in a lab facility, show less strain in the structure of the gemstone and therefore have fewer defects. The gemstone is whiter, brighter and overall better than natural diamonds and receives a higher purity rating. In addition to this, a lab created diamond goes through a very strict quality control process, so you can rest assured you will be getting the best lab grown diamond engagement ring.

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Environmentally and Human Rights Friendly

The diamond industry around the world is known for the massive amounts of fossil fuels used, not to mention the toll it takes on the Earth’s landscape itself. In addition to the severe toll mined diamonds has on the Earth, the diamond industry is also famously known to violate the human rights of its workers, while using the profits from the loose diamonds to fuel war and terrorism.

On the contrary to loose diamonds, lab grown diamonds do not damage any ecosystems or watersheds, and does not aid in the violation of our brilliant earth, as they are made in a lab. In addition to being environmentally friendly, a lab grown diamond engagement ring also does not violate human rights or support war - you know your money is going directly back to the shop where you bought your engagement ring or wedding ring.

Because of the reasons above, lab created diamonds have become a wildly popular choice for today’s environmentally and ethically conscious couples. As many couples are taking control and choosing their own engagement ring setting and exploring different styles for their engagement ring, they feel as though they cannot sacrifice their dream engagement ring style for big or small diamonds which are tarnished with illegal activities. Cultivating diamonds in labs becomes more sustainable as each year passes, while diamond mining from the Earth becomes increasingly less sustainable.


How Is A Diamond Created In A Lab?

Lab Grown diamonds can be created using different types of technology, including high temperature and pressure, chemical vapour deposition or the sonication of graphite solutions.

High pressure and high heat are the most common methods used. Diamond seeds are placed on a press and then heated to 1,400°C or higher, which melts the metal first. The metal then dissolves the carbon source and is sent to the small seeds to form a larger, cultured diamond.

The use of chemical vapour deposition is another popular method for growing Lab Grown diamonds. There has been substantial laboratory research about this method as it is a simple yet flexible setup that can be used to grow diamonds faster and more affordably. It offers more control over the different chemical impurities that could possibly occur and therefore more control over the properties in the diamonds, including size, shape and colour.

Diamond crystals can also be synthesized from a graphite suspension. This type of diamond would be comparable in cost to a diamond that was created using the aforementioned high pressure and high heat method. It is a simple procedure that requires minimal equipment, but more research is required to reduce operating costs and to improve the efficiency of the operation before it is as commonly used.

Lab-Grown Diamonds Canada

When it comes to purchasing a diamond engagement ring you have a variety of different options available. If you find during your shopping that you are stretching your budget and want something that is stunning and unforgettable, Lab Grown diamonds are available right here in Toronto! A custom engagement ring style is also a great idea for couples looking to design their own engagement ring, as it allows couples the freedom and power to create their own jewelry.

Lab Grown diamonds carry the same types of characteristics as mined diamonds, and cannot be distinguished from mined diamonds except by experts with specialized equipment. When you want the best diamond engagement ring available that will fit into your budget, look no further than Lab Grown diamonds. After all, they have been grown and created with care, under stringent quality controls in some of the finest labs across the country.

These sustainable diamonds that provide a minimal impact on the environment with the same chemical, optical and physical properties as diamonds that have been mined from the earth. As well, when it comes to quality for comparable size, Lab Grown diamonds are more affordable and provide excellent value for the money.

Take a look at the Lab Grown diamonds that are now currently available in Toronto and across the GTA. You may be surprised to see the reasonable pricing and you’re sure to be amazed at the range of colour and size selections that are available!

Contact Livia Diamonds today for more information about Lab Grown diamonds for your custom-made engagement ring.

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