Lab-grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

Diamonds are some of the most beloved and sought after gems in the world, and both natural and lab-grown diamonds (also referred to as lab created diamonds) offer beauty and style. Natural diamonds have been around for centuries and are composed of a carbon substance found beneath the earth’s surface.  Natural Diamonds have always been prized for their rarity and one of a kind light refraction. For those looking for an authentic diamond at a lower price point, lab-grown diamonds provide the same real diamond experience, but with unique advantages. 

Lab diamonds are produced using advanced technology and a highly controlled environment which recreates the same natural process used to create earth-mined diamonds. To put it simply, a lab diamond is a synthetic diamond that “have essentially the same chemical, optical and physical properties AND crystal structure” as a natural diamond according to the GIA.

Lab diamonds have become more popular in recent years because of their availability, competitive price, extensive selection and high-quality characteristics. At Joseph Nelson Jewelry, we offer an extensive collection of both naturally-sourced and lab diamond engagement rings crafted specifically for the diamond lover in you. Whether you’re looking for a classic solitaire or a unique design, you can find the perfect diamond for any occasion. From everyday wear to special events, our extensive selection ensures you can find something perfect that suits your unique style. And with a wide range of colors, carats and shapes, you can choose the perfect piece of jewelry to make your everlasting statement.

Price Comparison of Lab Grown and Natural Diamonds

One of the most common questions that comes up when our valued clients consider lab grown diamond jewelry vs natural diamond jewelry is price. Depending on the carat weight, color, clarity, cut quality and growth process, lab created diamonds generally cost 40 – 70% less than their naturally sourced counterparts.

It is important to understand that natural diamonds are very rare, giving them a higher sale, resale and residual value. Their limited supply means they can maintain their worth as demand rises. Lab grown diamonds, however, may not hold their value or even any value over time due to their increasing production, leading to potential devaluation in the future.

Lab-Grown Diamond Engagement Rings – A Perfect Choice

Lab-grown diamond engagement rings offer dazzling, elegant and ethical choices for those looking to propose. Not only are these stones a “green” choice for the environment, but they also come at a much lower price than a natural diamond. On top of this, their prices remain affordable as the difference in price usually comes in the higher carat sizes. This makes lab-grown diamonds a fair and attractive choice for those looking for a statement piece.

Wide Range of Lab-Grown Diamond Custom Jewelry

The demand for lab diamonds is soaring, and Joseph Nelson Jewelry has responded with a collection of top-shelf designer quality lab diamond custom jewelry, whether you are looking for Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond Wedding Bands, Diamond Eternity Bands, Diamond Necklaces and Pendants, Diamond Earrings or Diamond Bracelets. All these pieces can be made using lab-created diamonds in an assortment of stunning designs. 

Whether you are looking for a complete diamond, center diamond, or antique diamond engagement ring, our team of diamond experts can provide you with the ideal custom lab diamond jewelry that fits your exact specifications. With our extensive relationships with the top tier of diamond distributors, you will find the perfect diamond for your wedding bands, engagement rings, and even a Pavé  Diamond Pendant.

With the diamond industry forever changing, it can be difficult, or even confusing, to find the diamond jewelry that fits your style, budget, and quality criteria. From rings to earrings to bracelets, Joseph Nelson Jewelry has you covered with its unique collection of lab-grown diamonds. Our diamond specialist create our unique designs right at our secure, private studio with a focus on quality, beauty, and one of a kind designs. 

Orange County’s Best Lab Diamond Jeweler

Joseph Nelson Jewelry offers a great variety of styles, from signature to classic, allowing customers to find the perfect lab diamond engagement ring and custom jewelry that suits their personal style. Each piece is designed and hand-crafted with exquisite and meticulous craftsmanship, to create a piece of jewelry that is of the highest quality. Each stone is rigorously checked for quality and approval before being placed in the finished product. 

We use our 20 plus years of experience and valued relationships with the best natural diamond, color gemstone and lab diamond wholesalers in the world. You may also be interested in knowing that our master jewelers have proudly created award-winning pieces for global luxury brands such as Tiffany and Co. along with many other world renowned brands, which means you will get exceptional value in all of the jewelry you purchase from us.  

Lab Created Diamond – Frequently Asked Questions

What are lab-grown diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds are synthetic diamonds that are essentially the same as natural diamonds physically, chemically, optically and in crystal structure. The only difference is that the lab-grown diamond is created in a laboratory environment, rather than by millions of years of geological processes. Reducing cost and value, but maintaining beauty.

What makes lab-grown diamonds a good choice for engagement rings?

Lab-grown diamonds offer a number of advantages when compared to natural diamonds. The main benefit is that lab-grown diamonds are significantly more affordable than natural diamonds, providing couples with a more budget-friendly option when choosing the perfect engagement ring. Additionally, lab-grown diamonds are environmentally friendly and offer a wide range of colors and shapes to choose from.

Are lab-grown diamonds just as durable as natural diamonds?

Yes! Lab-grown diamonds are just as durable as natural diamonds, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your engagement ring will last for many years to come.

Do lab-grown diamonds come with a certification?

Yes. Most reputable retailers of lab-grown diamonds will offer a certification from a recognized gemological institute, such as the International Gemological Institute (IGI) or Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This certification will serve as proof of the diamond’s quality and authenticity.

Are lab-grown diamonds a good value?

Absolutely! Lab-grown diamonds offer excellent value for money, providing couples with an affordable and environmentally friendly option when selecting an engagement ring.

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