Lab grown diamonds are man made. Nonetheless, they have the same chemical properties and optical characteristics of mined diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are also known as synthetic diamonds, lab-created diamonds, artificial diamonds, cultured diamonds and cultivated diamonds. However, don’t let the terms fool you; they’re just as real in every way as mined diamonds and are still natural diamonds!
The main difference between a lab grown and mined diamond is how they are created. Lab diamonds can be created in a few weeks while mined diamonds need billions of years to be formed under the earth’s crust. Both lab grown and mined diamonds are suitable for engagement rings and other jewelry.
You can distinguish a mined diamond from a lab grown diamond by looking at their grading reports. You can view the laser inscription on the girdle with a microscope. At ZCOVA, our lab grown diamonds are certified by IGI while our mined diamonds are certified by GIA.
Yes, diamonds are one of the strongest materials in the world, regardless of whether they’re lab grown or mined. Thus, lab grown diamond engagement rings are chemically identical and just as tough as mined diamonds.