What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

So are lab-created diamonds “real” diamonds? The answer is very simple, yes. They are not cubic zirconias, they are not crystals. Lab grown diamonds have the exact physical and chemical properties of a natural diamond.

The only difference between a lab diamond and a mined diamond is its origin. A lab-created diamond is “grown” with specialized equipment that replicates the process that occurs naturally underground. The end result? A lab-created diamond that is physically the same as those that are mined.

Lab grown diamonds can also be referred to as synthetic diamonds, man-made diamonds, or manufactured diamonds. Whatever term you choose to use, know that lab grown diamonds are the real deal.

Benefits of a Lab-Grown Diamond

  • Eco-Friendly

Every mined carat of diamond disturbs 100 square feet of land and requires 6000 pounds of mineral waste.

  • Cost Effective

Because of the shorter supply chain, lab-grown diamonds generally 20-30% less expensive than natural diamonds.

  • Ethically Sourced

Natural diamonds average one injury for every 1,000 workers annually. Lab-grown diamonds average zero.

Lab Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

Lab-Created vs. Natural Diamonds – Which Should I Choose?

There is only one person who can answer that question. You! It all comes down to what you value in a diamond and an engagement ring.

Natural diamonds can give a feeling of mystery and significance. Created over billions of years, they truly are one of nature’s beautiful miracles. Lab-created diamonds on the other hand, can signify a more modern love. It can feel empowering to wear something that is the result of an incredible progression of our technology.

While some may try and tell you which is “better,” the most important truth is the message behind the diamond. At the end of the day, all diamonds – natural or lab – represent love.

The Most Affordable Lab Grown Diamonds in Milwaukee

One of the main benefits for lab grown diamonds is the cheaper price. For the same price as a natural diamond, you can upgrade to a much larger lab grown diamond. At The Jewelry Center, we offer the lowest-priced lab grown diamonds in the Milwaukee area.

Our team has over 300 years of combined experience in the jewelry industry, and our goal is to educate each customer so they can buy with confidence. We’ve also been voted as “Milwaukee’s Top Jewelry Store” by Journal Sentinel readers and the Milwaukee public.

We understand that diamonds, both lab and natural, are a significant investment. We want you to have the knowledge to make an informed decision that is best for you.