Me Jewellery are your Central Coast, Australia and New Zealand stockists of Lab Grown Diamonds. You may prefer to know that you are helping the environment and have a 100% guarantee that your Diamond is ‘Conflict Free?’.
Lab Grown FAQ’s are listed below.
Lab Grown Diamonds are exactly that, CREATED above the ground in a laboritory! Not dug out of massive holes in the Earth and under terms of war and corruption. Me Jewellery are proud to offer these laboratory-grown diamonds as an alternative to natural mined Diamonds. Lab Grown Diamonds are sustainably cultured by recreating the extreme pressure and temperature required to convert carbon into a diamond crystal structure found in nature.
Lab Grown Diamonds have the same exact same crystal structure, chemical composition, optical properties and physical properties as a mined diamond – carbon atoms arranged in a cubic crystal structure. Diamonds are not fake, stimulants, or cheap substitutes.
We trust that our mined Diamond suppliers are giving us conflict free diamonds as they advocate, but if you are unsure about the diamond mining industry, yet still want a beautiful diamond then Lab grown are a very good alternative.
We have access to Lab Diamond suppliers in Australia, giving us fast access to supply to you. A huge range of other IGI Certified Lab Diamonds. (‘IGI’ International Gemological Institute in Antwerp or the USA) from 0.01cts to over 5.00cts. We have Round Lab Grown Diamonds, Princess Cut Lab Grown Diamonds, Oval Lab Grown Diamonds, Marquise Lab Grown Diamonds and other Fancy cuts of Lab Grown Diamonds. We are happy to courier these diamonds to you anywhere in Australia, New Zealand or further abroad.
We will price match or beat your Lab Grown Diamond quote in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Tasmania, Darwin, Perth – wherever you are.
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Yes, they are considerably cheaper, you can expect to pay around 30-40% cheaper than a mined White Diamond equivalent, a third of the price for a Yellow and less than a tenth for a Pink or Blue naturally formed Diamond. Get in touch for a Quote.
Lab diamonds a created with the same elements as mined. They are sustainably cultured by recreating the extreme pressure and temperature required to convert carbon into a diamond crystal structure found in nature. Lab Grown Diamonds are equivalent in strength to mined diamonds because they are Diamonds, and so are the hardest material on Earth. Diamonds are approximately 10 times harder than Sapphire and 100 times harder than Cubic Zirconia.
While the process to grow diamonds is different to the way a natural diamond is formed they are cut just like a Natural Diamond, and so they come in all available shapes.
Lab Grown Diamonds are graded on the exact same criteria as mined diamonds, The Four C’s, ie Cut, Colour, Clarity, Carat. These diamonds are also graded by the top Gemological laboratories that grade Earth-extracted diamonds-
Me Jewellery offer diamond certification with all of our Lab Grown Diamonds. These Certificates are supplied by the Australian Diamond Grading Laboratory (ADGL) and some with additional certifications from the International Gemological Institute (IGI) . In fact all our Lab Grown Diamonds are laser inscribed giving you peace of mind that it is an fact a lab Grown, Conflict-Free Diamond.
The short answer is NO, Lab Grown Diamonds have identical Carbon properties as naturally formed diamonds, even the latest diamond testing probe testers will of course verify that it is in fact a diamond. Only extensive testing from a Gemmological testing lab will determine their true origin.
The process to develop precious diamonds in a laboratory is fundamentally the same as the geographical development process of Natural Diamonds only alot faster. Similar to Natural Diamonds Lab Grown Diamonds exhibit flaws and colour variations within the gemstones and are certified in the same way.
At any one time there are up to 20 million carats of diamonds being dug up, cut, and polished every year, with billions of carats more in existing mines. One current major natural diamond company estimates its current diamond reserves at 479.7 million carats. To build production facilities of Lab Grown Diamonds big enough to produce 1% of the current mined stocks would mllions and millions of dollars build these Labs. If indeed some companies do start large scale production, It will take many years before lab diamonds affected the market.
This misconception hinges on three incorrect assumptions:
It is important to note the vast distinction between lab grown diamonds and diamond simulants. Lab grown diamonds are man-made diamonds that consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure an Octahedron. Diamond look-alike simulants, such as Cubic Zirconia and Moissanite, are not true carbon crystals. The costs associated with Simulants is considerably less and they do not have the same chemical and physical properties as diamonds. These simulants also have a lower hardness and make them prone to scratching and more importantly, they will not have the ‘Sparkle’ that a Diamond has.
At this point it is hard to say if Lab diamonds will hold there value, however at the moment the demand is so high, its hard for the Labs to keep up. Mass production may see the value change. As a diamond is mostly bought for a symbol of love and commitment, and for some luxury, so the sentimental value out ways the monetary value in the end, and is generally passed onto a loved one. It is very hard to sell a second hand mined diamond, even with high value. So time will tell on this question.
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