Diamond Insights: Deciding on Natural or Lab grown

“Trouble deciding on what kind of diamond to buy? Here, we attempt to outline the differences in diamonds and their origin.”

Diamond Insights:

In the Earth’s mantle, carbon crystallizes under extreme pressure and temperature to form diamonds. The natural diamonds available today formed millions of years ago and rose to the surface in kimberlite pipes. These pipes are the most significant source of natural diamonds, but of all the kimberlite pipes discovered that contain diamonds, only 1% are economically viable.

All Verlas natural diamonds have been certified by miners, like De Beers, to be “conflict-free,” meaning that our diamonds have not financed wars against governments (Learn more about the Kimberley Process). They are certified to be ethically sourced, ensuring that people are paid fairly, work safely, use environmentally sound practices, and are not connected to human rights abuses.

The rarity and beauty of natural diamond jewelry have been cherished for centuries and are often passed down as heirlooms from generation to generation. Their increasing rarity means they can hold or increase their value over time, making them a good investment. So no matter which Verlas natural diamond ring, bracelet, or studs you choose, you’re choosing a piece of history that can be treasured for centuries.

 

Lab grown Diamonds:

Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds, each having chemical, optical, and physical properties identical to natural diamonds. They can be made to have any desired color, clarity, and carat weight that is as exceptional and brilliant as the Earth-born diamonds. What makes LGD so special is that they can be cut into all shapes available in natural diamonds and then some more.

The only difference between lab grown diamonds and natural diamonds is their origins. Natural diamonds are made within the Earth, while lab grown diamonds are created in a laboratory using advanced techniques to mimic the high pressure and temperature occurring within the Earth’s mantle. 

One of the primary benefits of lab grown diamonds is their affordability, as the advanced tech significantly brings down the cost of production. But beware of “greenwashing” tactics used by some sellers who cannot certify their sustainability and climate-friendly claims.

Here at Verlas, we have gone the extra mile to ensure that our lab grown diamond jewelry is certified and 100% sustainable.

Treatment:

Whether lab grown or natural, no two diamonds are exactly alike; each one has its own “fingerprint” structure that is truly unique. Both kinds of diamonds are cut and polished just the same. When handcrafted by an expert diamond artisan, their brilliant splendor is unleashed forever. This is the true value of any diamond

How to Choose:

Ultimately, the choice between natural and lab grown diamonds is a personal one and depends on your needs and preferences. If you value the planetary composition of an earth-born Verlas natural diamond, then that may be the perfect choice for you. If you’re looking for a more affordable and “A” rated sustainable option, then our lab grown diamond jewelry may be the ideal choice.

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