As an ethical jewellery manufacturer that
is keen to do business in a more sustainable manner, we are proud of our
collection of jewellery featuring lab grown diamonds and recycled precious metals. In addition to
being kinder to the environment, our lab grown diamonds in Glasgow are significantly less expensive
than comparable naturally mined
diamonds. This means we are able to offer our full range of stunning
jewellery at very competitive prices.
WHY CHOOSE LAB GROWN DIAMONDS?
What Exactly Is a Lab Grown Diamond?
A lab grown diamond is a diamond that has been manufactured, or grown, in a laboratory environment, under controlled conditions. There are two main methods that are commonly used to create diamonds in a laboratory environment: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). CVD is a newer method and, as such, is not yet as popular as HPHT. Both methods require a diamond seed and a source of carbon and both produce a larger diamond that has the exact same physical and chemical properties as a naturally created diamond extracted by a mining company.
Diamonds made with the HPHT method grow ina cuboctahedron shape (a polyhedron that has 8 triangular faces and 6 squarefaces). Because of this, they grow in 14 different directions while CVDdiamonds grow in only one direction. However, with either method the result isthe same: a diamond crystal that is physically and chemically identical to adiamond taken from the earth.
Why Lab Grown Diamonds Are a Great Choice
Lab grown diamonds, or synthetic diamonds as they are sometimes called, offer the following advantages when compared to diamonds that are mined from the earth:
Compared to natural diamonds of the same size and grade, lab created diamonds are up to 40% less expensive, which makes them a great choice for anyone who appreciates value for money. If you have a specific budget in mind, you will get more for your money with diamonds that were created in a laboratory environment.
Although there is an excellent certification process in place for both natural and lab manufactured diamonds, it is not always possible to trace a natural stone back to a specific mine. With concerns about human rights in the diamond mining industry, many people would prefer to buy stones that come with a rock-solid provenance. Lab diamonds have a very clear history and can be traced back to the original manufacturers, which makes them a great choice for people who want to ensure that the gemstones for their jewellery are ethically sourced.
The global mining industry expends a lot of time, money and energy extracting precious gemstones from the earth. Whilst a substantial amount of energy is also needed in order to produce diamonds in a laboratory, the ecological impact of synthetic stones is significantly lower. There is no need to lay waste to large swathes of land in order to create a diamond in a laboratory setting, which makes lab stones the preferred option for people who are concerned about the impact mankind is having on the natural world.
Our lab grown diamonds in Glasgow are real diamonds, not a synthetically created substitute stone like cubic zirconia. Because of this, each diamond is indistinguishable from a naturally mined stone when viewed with the naked eye. Even when viewed under powerful magnification, a lab created diamond cannot be reliably identified as such by most gemmologists. In order to tell the difference between a mined and lab created stone, it is necessary to use advanced scientific equipment and analyses.
Buying Jewellery with Lab Created Diamonds
If you would like to buy beautiful jewellery set with lab created diamonds, please feel free to browse our collection at your leisure. If you are looking for something unique, we invite you to get in touch with us to request a consultation for bespoke jewellery. You are also more than welcome to contact us if you would like any further information on lab diamonds or the services that we offer as a specialist jewellery manufacturer in the UK.