Lab Grown Diamonds
ARE LAB GROWN DIAMONDS WORTH BUYING?
We get it. Lab grown diamonds are appealing. They are less expensive, have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds, and are nearly impossible to detect any difference to the eye. So you may find yourself asking, what’s not to like about lab grown diamonds and are they worth the purchase? Buying a diamond is a very personal choice, and ultimately the perfect diamond for you will depend on what matters the most to you. There is no wrong decision.
Lab created diamonds (also referred to as lab-grown diamonds, cultivated diamonds, artificial diamonds, synthetic diamonds, and cultured diamonds) are man-made diamonds that mimic real, natural diamonds. They consist of the same carbon structure and display the same optical and chemical attributes of natural diamond crystals formed by nature. One clear distinction is that the cost of cultured diamonds continue to drop. This is directly related to the fact that lab-grown diamonds do not have any resale value and that their demand is decreasing. This makes the future of the lab-grown diamond market unpredictable.
How do you choose? Well, think about what’s most important to you. Is it the love that the diamond represents? In that case, a high-value natural diamond may be the perfect choice. Or perhaps purchasing a larger stone by exploring lab-grown diamonds to get the carat size you want, could be the right direction. Whether you buy a lab- grown diamond or a natural diamond, it’s always a personal choice.
Are lab-created diamonds really worth purchasing? This is a burning question that is not easy to answer. Why? Because buying a diamond is not an investment. It’s a symbol of love, affection, and commitment. We are not denying the cost savings that are awarded with lab-grown diamonds but with no resale value they may not be the best bang for your buck. Yet, if the ‘wow’ factor is what you are seeking, you will definitely find more value for your money by choosing a lab-grown diamond.