Frequently Asked Questions

What are lab grown diamonds?

Lab grown diamonds are created using advanced technological processes in a laboratory. They are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds but are often more affordable.

How are lab grown diamonds created?

Lab grown diamonds are created using two main methods: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). In HPHT, a diamond seed is placed in a press and subjected to high pressure and high temperature, which causes the carbon atoms to arrange themselves in the diamond crystal structure. In CVD, a gas mixture containing carbon is introduced into a chamber, where it is broken down by a plasma or laser and deposited onto a substrate in the form of a diamond.

Are lab grown diamonds real diamonds?

Yes, lab grown diamonds are real diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds.

How can I tell the difference between a lab grown diamond and a mined diamond?

Lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds can be distinguished by diamond grading. A diamond grader will examine the diamond under a microscope and look for specific characteristics unique to lab grown diamonds. Additionally, lab grown diamonds can also be identified by a laser inscription on the girdle of the diamond, which is done at the time of manufacture.

Are lab grown diamonds less valuable than mined diamonds?

No, lab grown diamonds are not less valuable than mined diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties, and therefore have the same value.

Are lab grown diamonds ethical?

Many people believe that lab grown diamonds are more ethical than mined diamonds because they do not require the mining of natural resources and do not contribute to human rights violations or environmental destruction.

Do lab grown diamonds come with certification?

Yes, lab grown diamonds come with certification from leading diamond grading laboratories such as GIA and IGI.

What is your return policy?

Our commitment to you does not end at delivery. Items may be returned or exchanged within 15 days from when they were delivered, return label to be paid by customer. To be eligible for return, items must be in their original purchase condition and include all product documentation.

Are your lab grown diamonds Eco-friendly and Conflict Free?

Yes, lab grown diamonds are eco-friendly and conflict free. This diamond is made in a lab because these diamonds do not cause the same destruction and pollution & conflicts as that caused by extracting natural diamonds. 
Are they the same as earth-created diamonds? If not, how are they different?
Lab-created diamonds and earth-created diamonds offer identical optical and chemical compositions. The sparkle is the same.

Do you have a physical location?

Our office is at 15 W 47th St, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10036.

What are the office hours?

The office hours are typically from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but please check with the specific office for any changes or variations in schedule. We are by appointment only. 

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