Lab-grown diamonds are man-made diamonds with the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as the diamonds that form in nature. Using highly controlled environments and processes, scientists have been able to mimic the ways diamonds form naturally to create cultured diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds have the same carbon crystal structure as natural diamonds, so they’re just as strong and brilliant.
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Lab-grown diamonds are not the same thing as diamond simulants, which are gemstones that look like diamonds but are not diamonds. Diamond simulants, such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, don’t have the same physical properties, chemical structure, or optical properties as diamonds. They are not as durable as natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds, and they do not create the same type of sparkle.
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The main difference between lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds is how they’re made. Lab-created diamonds are made by scientists in a lab, while natural diamonds are made by natural processes in nature. Both of these gemstones are incredibly strong, earning a 10 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, and they both have beautiful scintillation. Assuming two lab-grown and natural diamonds have the same carat weight and qualities, they’ll be equally durable and will look the same to the naked eye.