A lab-grown or lab-created diamond is a diamond grown in a laboratory setting through processes that mimic the natural high-heat and high-pressure conditions of the earth.
The only difference between earth-mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds is their origins. One comes from deep in the earth, while the other is “grown” in a lab by repeating the same process. These being extreme pressure and heat, the same as earth-mined diamonds are exposed to in the ground.
Much like earth-mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are priced based on their 4C’s characteristics. Lab-grown diamonds typically retail for 50-80% less than earth-mined diamonds of comparable size and quality, meaning you can get a bigger, better diamond for your budget by choosing a lab-grown diamond.
For example, for roughly the same cost of a 1.50-carat solitaire engagement ring, you can purchase a 2.50 carat lab-grown diamond of the same quality from Michael’s Jewelry Center.
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