We get a lot of questions about the difference between lab-created diamonds and simulants like CZ. Well today, school is IN. First up. a quick pop quiz…
Q: Lab-created diamonds are simulants. True or False?
Lab-created diamonds are unique in that they are actually diamonds, with identical physical, chemical and optical characteristics to natural diamonds. Simulants – cubic zirconia, moissanite and the like – are not real diamonds as they have completely different properties when compared to mined diamonds.
Diamonds are either mined or lab-created. Lab-created diamonds – made by a crystal growth process, atom by atom, the same as in nature – possess the same exceptional cut, color and clarity as high-quality mined diamonds. Simulants are made artificially, by chemical synthesis – the formation of compounds through one or more chemical reactions – and are therefore not real diamonds.
By recreating the natural process, Gemesis is able to offer individually created diamonds of top quality and value. Its diamonds are grown in a safe, controlled environment using only modest amounts of energy. All diamonds are fully disclosed as lab-created, so any concerns related to “blood diamonds” are also alleviated. Origin guaranteed diamonds = conflict free diamonds.