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Laboratory-grown diamonds

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Welcome, my friend! I am thrilled to introduce you to the world of laboratory-grown diamonds and the company that is committed to providing you with accurate and objective information.

 

At The Gem Academy, we believe that educating people about laboratory-grown diamonds is the key to understanding this exciting and rapidly growing industry. We know that there is a lot of misinformation out there, which is why we are dedicated to getting to the truth about these fascinating stones.

 

Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to whether your buying, selling, or marketing! Let's dive in and start learning...

Greenwashing and sustainability

Let's dive into the processes that occur BEFORE laboratory-grown diamonds are made and discuss green claims and greenwashing of laboratory-grown diamonds.

Laboratory-grown diamonds that don't test as 'diamond'

Some laboratory-grown diamonds test as synthetic moissanite. What is going on here?

Laboratory-grown diamonds are artificially produced diamonds.

Named 'synthetic diamonds', 'laboratory-grown diamonds' or 'laboratory-created diamonds', these stones share the same essential chemical composition and crystal structure as diamond.

 

The key difference is that they were grown by people as opposed to forming naturally - affecting availability and price. 

Here at The Gem Academy, we explore the story surrounding laboratory-grown diamonds from their growth to identification. Explore this page to gain a refreshing insight into this fascinating topic.

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Laboratory-grown diamonds are just as hard as diamond.

Just as sparkly.

They are the same material.

However, they possess a few key differences that allow us to separate them from natural diamond.

Find out about my identification workshops

Laboratory-grown diamonds are made in factories.

There are two main processes:

HPHT and CVD

These processes are completely different to one another. The results stones have different identification features.

'Lab-grown',

'factory-grown' - what should they be called?

Let's talk terminology.

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Reproduction

Dive a bit deeper into the HPHT and CVD production processes of laboratory-grown diamonds.

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Online Courses

The Gem Academy offers online courses on laboratory-grown diamond production and identification. If you are in the business, you'll want to find out more...

up to 85% cheaper

Diamond and laboratory-grown diamonds are the same material. However, due to different origins - diamond and laboratory-grown diamonds are different products that have different values.

 

The replicable nature of laboratory-grown diamonds results in lower prices. They currently trade at an average of 15-25% of the price of a comparable natural diamond. Although some of the smaller sizes are showing price stability, the retail prices of larger stones continues to be unstable.

Pros of laboratory-grown diamonds.

Prices, quality and design. Let's have a look at all the best bits of laboratory-grown diamonds.

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Price history

60% cheaper than natural diamond? That is so 2020.

Let's take a look at the recent pricing history of laboratory-grown diamonds.

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Diamond

Nothing lasts forever

This latest documentary discusses the conflict in our industry between diamonds and laboratory-grown diamonds.

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Most diamonds and laboratory-grown diamonds have laser inscriptions and possibly an accompanying report.

There are many stones out there that don't.

 

Even more troubling, there are counterfeit laser inscriptions on some laboratory-grown diamonds that link to natural diamond reports.

It is of upmost importance that we are able to separate diamonds and laboratory-grown diamonds. 

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Identification

Disclosure

The identification and disclosure of laboratory-grown diamonds is an absolute priority. Accidentally purchasing or mis-selling an undisclosed laboratory-grown diamond can cost us our reputation as well as cause financial damage.

 

Fraud is unacceptable but, sadly, occurs. Increasingly, undisclosed laboratory-grown diamonds are being sold back into the jewellery industry via second-hand jewellery.

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Practical workshops

Find it hard to identify laboratory-grown diamonds? Join a workshop and learn effective methods to separate diamonds and laboratory-grown diamonds.

Natural versus laboratory-grown diamonds

Not always possible but a darn good skill to have. All you need is magnification! And knowledge and experience... Gotta start somewhere! Let's start here...

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Misconceptions

From how they are grown to the mining that is involved - find out the biggest misconceptions about laboratory-grown diamonds.

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