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Lab Grown Diamonds

Explore our contemporary approach to diamonds- lab grown engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry pieces as beautiful as nature's own. Lab grown diamonds are identical in both chemical makeup and appearance to natural diamonds; providing the same beauty and sparkle. The only difference is how they are created which makes them a more affordable, eco friendly option.
Lab grown engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry pieces as beautiful as nature's own. Lab grown diamonds are identical in both chemical makeup and beauty to natural diamonds; providing a more affordable, eco friendly option.
Fine quality lab grown center-diamonds set into handmade engagement ring designs. GIA graded and shopping cart ready
Fine quality lab grown center-diamonds set into handmade engagement ring designs. GIA graded and shopping cart ready
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Eternity rings and wedding band featuring fine-quality lab-grown diamonds.
Eternity rings and wedding band featuring fine-quality lab-grown diamonds.
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Timeless jewelry designs, including studs, tennis bracelets, and pendants. Featuring lab-created diamonds and precious metals.
Timeless jewelry designs, including studs, tennis bracelets, and pendants. Featuring lab-created diamonds and precious metals.
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Loose Lab-Grown Diamonds

Our in-house lab grown diamonds are hand selected to exceed industry standards and are all accompanied by a grading report from GIA.
Our lab grown diamonds are hand-selected to exceed industry standards based on their superior characteristics and exceptional value. All are accompanied by a grading report from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Round
Round
Cushion
Cushion
Oval
Oval
Radiant
Radiant
Pear
Pear
Emerald
Emerald
Heart
Heart
Princess
Princess
Antique
Antique
Hybrid
Hybrid
Marquise
Marquise
Asscher
Asscher
Round
Round
Cushion
Cushion
Oval
Oval
Radiant
Radiant
Pear
Pear
Emerald
Emerald
Heart
Heart
Princess
Princess
Antique
Antique
Hybrid
Hybrid
Marquise
Marquise
Asscher
Asscher
 

Antique Cushion Cut Lab-Grown Diamonds

An industry leader, Lauren B is one of the first to offer vintage style cut lab-created diamonds. Also known as old mine cuts, these diamonds are distinguished by their chunky facet style and open culet at the bottom. In their natural form they are very rare and expensive but now made more affordable in lab grown diamonds.
Antique Cushion Cut Loose Diamonds

Why Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Eco friendly
Lab grown diamonds are created in a controlled environment and do not require mining.
Sparkle & Durability
Lab grown diamonds have the same exact physical composition and optical properties of natural mined diamonds.
Pricing
They offer great value and the ability to have the diamond of your dreams without sacrificing on size or quality.
Eco friendly
Lab grown diamonds are created in a controlled environment and do not require mining.
Sparkle & Durability
Lab grown diamonds have the same exact physical composition and optical properties of natural mined diamonds.
Pricing
They offer great value and the ability to have the diamond of your dreams without sacrificing on size or quality.
Lab-grown, or lab-created, diamonds have become increasingly popular due to their identical appearance to natural, mined diamonds. In fact, lab-grown diamonds are just as real as natural diamonds—the only difference being where they were formed.

They are formed in a lab over 6-10 weeks in conditions replicated to mimic the natural diamond formation process. There are two methods to create lab-grown diamonds: HPHT (High-Pressure, High-Temperature) and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition).

Lab-created diamonds are both cost and eco-friendly. The efficiency to produce them is a major contribution to their attainable price points. Additionally, those who are concerned about the ethics of mined diamonds do not have to worry about the environmental toll of creating a diamond in a lab.

The Truth About Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds have the exact same chemical properties and physical appearance as a natural, mined diamond. The only difference between the two types of diamonds? One was made in a lab over the span of 6-12 weeks and one was formed in the Earth’s crust over billions of years. Think of it this way: the ice that makes up the snow caps in Antarctica can also make ice cubes in your freezer. The only difference is the location.

How Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Formed?

Not all lab diamonds are created equally. Introducing Chemical Vapor Deposition and High Pressure High Temperature, the two methods used to form lab-grown diamonds. While both processes begin with a diamond seed, that is where the similarities end. Read on to learn more about each process and the history behind them.

Natural vs Lab-Grown Diamonds vs Moissanite Center Stones

While most people want a natural diamond, their budget may not allow for one. With natural diamond prices increasing, there have been a number of alternatives, like lab-created diamonds and moissanite, that have entered the market. Before making a final decision, compare the three most popular center stone types by price, light refraction, clarity, and so many more factors!

If you prefer visual content, you can watch our YouTube video Natural vs Lab Grown Diamond vs Moissanite: Everything You Need to Know.

Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Real Diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds have the exact same chemical properties and physical appearance as natural diamonds. Every single aspect of lab diamonds is exactly the same as natural diamonds except where they were formed—the lab. If everything is exactly the same and the Federal Trade Commission and GIA, the highest authority in diamonds, have both ruled that lab-created diamonds are real, how come there are people who still believe they are not real diamonds?

Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Lab Diamond

If you’re in the market for an engagement ring, there are many reasons to choose a lab-grown diamond these days. The number one reason most people opt for lab-created diamonds is price, but there are so many other benefits to these stunning center stones!

Lab-Grown Diamond FAQs

Are lab-grown diamonds less expensive than natural diamonds?

Yes! Lab-created diamonds are 50-70% less expensive than their natural diamond counterparts. This comes from the fact that natural diamonds are a natural, finite resource thus making them more expensive. Since there is no cap on how many lab diamonds can be made, they can be priced lower than natural diamonds of the same quality.

Are lab-created diamonds real diamonds?

Yes! Lab diamonds are just as real as natural diamonds. They possess all the same properties and qualities as a natural diamond. In fact, it is impossible to tell the difference between a natural diamond and a lab-grown diamond just by looking at them. The only difference between the two is where they were formed.

Are all lab grown diamonds flawless?

Just like natural diamonds, lab-created diamonds are all different and vary in quality. The same way some lab diamonds are bigger than others, some lab diamonds will have more visible inclusions than others. At Lauren B, all our lab diamonds are SI1 and above.

Do lab grown diamonds have fluorescence?

While it is possible that some lab diamonds can have fluorescence, most do not. Since they are formed in a controlled lab environment, fluorescence can be avoided. However, all lab-grown diamonds at Lauren B are fluorescent-free.

Are lab diamonds a good investment?

For clients looking for a real diamond and don’t have the budget for a natural diamond, a lab-grown diamond is the best choice. As with any other type of gemstone, resale values can vary over time following market fluctuations and innovations in technology and resource changes. Since lab diamonds are still fairly new, there is also more uncertainty about their future value.

Can lab-created diamonds be GIA Certified?

Yes! In fact, all the lab diamonds at Lauren B are GIA or IGI certified.

Are there fancy color lab-grown diamonds?

Of course! The same way natural diamonds get their fancy coloring, lab-grown diamonds get theirs–just in a lab setting and in a shorter amount of time. Scientists can manipulate the lab diamond growth process giving them more control over the diamond’s dominant color.

Could lab-grown diamonds test as moissanite?

If the diamond tester you are using is working properly, lab-grown diamonds should not test as moissanite. Additionally, it is easy to spot the difference between moissanite and lab diamonds as moissanite is more refractive than lab diamonds and will emit more of a "rainbow" flash.

Can you tell the difference between lab diamonds and natural diamonds?

To the naked eye, no one can tell the difference between a lab-created diamond and a natural diamond—not even a trained gemologist! Only with the proper equipment and training can someone tell the difference.

Are lab-grown diamonds as durable as natural diamonds?

Everything about lab-grown diamonds is exactly the same as natural diamonds except where they were formed, including their durability. Both natural and lab-created diamonds come in at a 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness making them the strongest gemstone and can only be scratched by another diamond. NOTE: diamonds are not indestructible, just scratch resistant.

Can lab diamonds be appraised?

Yes, just like everything else at Lauren B, lab diamonds can be appraised and insured.

Are lab-created diamonds the same thing as cubic zirconia and/or moissanite?

No, Lab diamonds are real diamonds! Lab diamonds are not cubic zirconia or moissanite, they are 100% diamonds.

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