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Lab-Grown Diamonds

Diamonds from the Future

What is a Lab grown diamond?

A lab grown diamond, is a diamond that is created in a laboratory setting through a process called Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) or High-pressure High-temperature (HPHT) methods. The lab grown diamonds have the same chemical composition and crystal structure as natural diamonds, but they are manufactured under controlled conditions rather than being mined from the earth.

What are the differences between Lab Grown Diamonds and Natural Diamonds?

For the naked eye, it is impossible to say the difference between lab created diamond and naturally mined diamond. Even trained and experienced gemologists cannot make out the difference.

There are third party gemological institutes like GIA, IGI, SGL, etc. which provide certification for diamonds and jewellery. These institutes are internationally recognised and are a go to for most jewellers and consumers.

At Nigna Diamonds, we only use only lab grown diamonds which are certified by IGI, GIA or SGL.

Why are Lab Grown Diamonds less expensive than Natural Diamonds?

Generally, Lab Grown Diamonds are more affordable than Natural Diamonds of similar quality.

The cost of Lab Grown Diamonds is influenced by factors like the manufacturing process, supply chain and demand.

While Lab Grown Diamond Jewellery offer a more budget-friendly option, they can still be beautiful and have significant value, much like its natural diamond counterpart.

When it comes to natural diamonds, the majority of the expense is due to mining process and the lengthy supply chain associated with it.

With lab grown diamonds you are not only saving money but also reducing the ecological footprint on the environment.

Are Lab Grown Diamond Jewellery certified?

Yes! Lab grown diamond jewellery are certified by third party gemological institutes like GIA, IGI, and SGL. (They also certify natural diamond jewellery)

Lab grown diamonds are graded using the same parameters that a mined/natural diamond. The reports from the certifier will mention whether the diamonds are lab grown or not.

Are Lab Grown diamond jewellery of lesser quality than natural diamond jewellery?

Lab grown diamond jewellery can be of exceptional quality, often matching or even exceeding the quality of natural diamonds jewellery.

The production process of lab diamonds allows for greater control over factors like clarity and colour, resulting in diamonds with fewer inclusions and colour variations. However, just like natural diamonds, the quality of lab grown diamonds varies depending on factors such as the manufacturer and the chosen specifications.

Are Lab Drown Diamonds environmentally friendly?

Lab grown diamonds are generally considered more environmentally friendly than natural diamonds.

They require less energy and have a smaller carbon footprint compared to the energy-intensive mining process of natural diamonds.

Additionally, lab-grown diamonds do not contribute to the destruction of natural habitats or other environmental concerns associated with diamond mining.

Most diamond creation labs in India additionally are solar powered. As an industry, we are working towards building more sustainable practices.

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More FAQs on Lab Grown Diamond Jewellery

Are Lab Grown Diamonds artificial?

Lab Grown Diamonds are created through advanced technology but possess the same natural properties as mined diamonds.

Are Lab grown diamonds real diamonds?

Yes, Lab Grown diamonds have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds, with the main difference being their origin.

Natural diamonds are formed deep within the earth over millions of years, whereas lab grown or lab manufactured diamonds are created in a controlled environment in a matter of weeks or months.

What are the differences between Lab grown diamonds vs Moissanite Gemstone?

Lab grown diamonds and moissanite gemstones are completely different minerals with distinct properties and chemical compositions.

While Lab grown diamonds are chemically and structurally the same as natural diamonds, they are man-made diamonds in laboratories using highly specialised technology, equipment and responsibly sourced raw materials.

While Lab Diamond is pure carbon, Moissanite is a synthetic gemstone which is made of both silica and carbon.

Do Lab Grown Diamond jewellery have resale value?

The diamond market is more established for natural stones, and consumer perception still favours natural diamonds, which can impact the resale value of lab-grown diamonds.

The initial investment of acquiring a lab grown diamond jewellery is lesser, which off-sets the lower resale rates.

We at Nigna Diamonds do provide a lifetime buy back option for all jewellery that is bought from us.

Can Lab Grown Diamonds Jewellery be used for Engagement rings and other Fine Jewellery?

Absolutely! Lab grown diamonds are a popular choice for engagement rings and all types of jewellery.

They possess the same beauty, durability, and brilliance as natural diamonds, making them an attractive and ethical alternative for those seeking eco-friendly and conflict-free options.

Can Lab grown diamonds be identified?

Yes, gemologists can identify lab-grown diamonds using specialized techniques.

Are Nigna Diamond's jewellery certified?

All the jewellery you buy from us is certified by either SGL or IGI.

Additionally all the diamonds above 1carat are also certified by either IGI or GIA.

The gold is also BIS hallmarked.

When you buy from us, you can be fully assured and know that you are getting only the best of the products.