Oaks Jewelers is a proud supplier of lab grown diamonds
Lab grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds, sharing the same physical, chemical and optical properties as their natural counterparts.
Lab grown diamonds differ from materials such as Moissanite, Cubic Zirconia (CZ), White Sapphire, YAG, etc. which are simulants that simply attempt to “look” like a diamond.
Lab grown diamonds are designed to be affordable without giving up quality or value. Although they are grown, they are diamonds, held to the same grading standards, and supply chain as mined diamonds. They go through the same cutting process which includes analyzing the rough, planning, cleaving or sawing, bruting, polishing, and final inspection. Consequently, grown diamonds are subject to many of the same elements that affect the prices of mined diamonds.
Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Technology
Lab grown diamond technology replicates the conditions necessary to grow a diamond crystal above the Earth’s surface. Grown diamonds are produced by utilizing two gem-quality diamond creation processes: High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). In both instances a small diamond seed is placed in a tightly-controlled environment where the rough diamond grows, atom-by-atom, layer-by-layer, recreating the natural process.
Similar to a greenhouse, the grown diamond process duplicates what occurs naturally, creating a rare, beautiful and sustainable product. Compared to mining diamonds, the growing process has very little direct impact on the environment. Grown diamonds don’t undermine the sustainability of natural systems or our environment, allowing future generations to have the natural resources they need.
Grown diamonds are a responsible choice for environmentally conscious consumers. Those who aspire to make socially responsible purchasing decisions have concerns regarding “conflict” diamonds. Grown diamonds are fully disclosed as lab-grown with a guaranteed origin.
A laboratory grown diamond is man-made but features the same optical and physical properties as a natural diamond including its chemical composition, refractive index and 4C’s. The only difference is its point of origin as one is grown above ground while the other is extracted from the ground.
Grown diamonds are graded to the same specifications as mined diamonds and accompanied by Diamond Grading Reports from leading independent laboratories such as the International Gemological Institute (IGI). These certificates are identical to mined diamond certificates including grading of the 4C’s along with full disclosure of the grown diamond origin.