Six Reasons to Buy a Lab Grown Diamond
Curious why luxury consumers are embracing lab diamonds? Below are our top 4 reasons to choose a lab grown diamond. The future of luxury has arrived, and it was grown in a lab. Sophisticated consumers are increasingly opting to celebrate their love with lab grown diamonds for their ethical origin and exceptional brilliance.
Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. Also known as lab created diamonds, our diamonds are 100% carbon and are chemically and optically identical to diamonds mined from the earth. Lab diamonds are grown by recreating the conditions underneath the Earth that result in diamond growth: pressure, heat, & carbon. Today, there are two methods of growing diamond gemstones: High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) & Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Each process is best suited for certain sizes & colors of diamonds. Because lab grown diamonds are chemically identical to their mined counterparts, they exhibit all the same brilliance and sparkle, and are graded on the same 4 C’s as earth mined diamonds.
Curious why luxury consumers are embracing lab diamonds? Below are our top 6 reasons to choose a lab grown diamond.
Why Buy a Lab Diamond? Superior Quality & Purity.
Objectively, diamonds grown above the Earth are more pure than "dirt diamonds", blasted out of the Earth with dynamite and diesel. Compared to diamonds grown in the chaos under the Earth, diamonds grown by mankind have fewer defects and less strain in the crystal structure.
Quite simply, the more pure the diamond, the better, brighter, and whiter the gemstone. Virtually all of Ada's laboratory-grown diamonds receive the highest purity rating from non-profit gemological institutes (Type-IIa), whereas less than 2% of mined diamonds receive the coveted Type-IIa purity rating.
Why Buy a Lab Diamond? Known Origin, Guaranteed Conflict-Free.
For the conscious consumer, a diamond’s origin matters! Ada’s laboratory grown diamonds are guaranteed to be of known origin, sustainably grown in state-of-the-art facilities operated by well-compensated employees. Ada Diamonds knows exactly when, where, and how each of our diamonds were grown. By refusing to use mined diamonds in our jewelry, we can guarantee that all the diamonds we offer are conflict free and in no way connected to the dubious diamond trade that continues to flourish to this day.
Why Buy a Lab Diamond? Environmentally Superior.
The extraction of diamonds from the earth is fossil fuel intensive, environmentally damaging, and becoming less sustainable every year. Diamond mines are some of the largest holes ever dug in the Earth, requiring immense amounts of fossil fuels to extract the gemstones with heavy machinery. One single diamond mine to be dug in India in the coming years will require the cutting down of 492,000 trees.
Growing diamonds uses a fraction of that energy and does not contaminate fragile ecosystems in rivers and lakes. The growth of diamonds only requires two main ingredients: carbon & electricity. Today, the most efficient diamond producers require approximately 250kWh of electricity to grow a 1 carat diamond, which is the roughly the same amount of electricity the average US household consumes in a week. Furthermore, diamonds can be grown wherever renewable energy is available.
Why Buy a Lab Diamond? Better Value.
Much like mined diamonds, lab grown diamonds are priced based on their 4C’s characteristics. Lab grown diamonds typically retail for 30-40% less than mined diamonds of comparable size and quality, meaning you can get a bigger, better diamond for your budget by choosing lab grown. For example, for roughly the same cost of a 1.5 carat solitaire engagement ring from a luxury retailer, you can purchase a 2.0 to 2.5 carat lab grown diamond of the same quality from Ada Diamonds.
Why Buy a Lab Diamond? Fund the Future.
When you purchase lab diamond jewelry from Ada Diamonds, you are investing in the future of humanity, as you are directly supporting research and development in cutting edge technology in categories such as:
How? Every one of Ada's main diamond growers is actively growing diamonds for purposes other than gemstones. Those diamond growers use the revenue from the gemstones they grow to fund their R&D efforts and to expand their production capacity.
Thus your purchase from Ada Diamonds is directly supporting the development of high tech applications of diamonds such as laser lenses, surgical knives, faster charging electric vehicles, water purification devices, high pressure anvils, semi-conductors, and more.
Why Buy a Lab Diamond? Affordable Fancy Colored Diamonds.
Unlike mined colored diamonds, which are prohibitively expensive for all but the wealthiest of the diamond collectors, lab grown fancy colored diamonds are only priced slightly higher than white diamonds, opening a whole new canvas of colorful brilliance for both bridal and fashion jewelry.