About Lab DIamonds
Diamond Vault of Troy has always been committed to educating our
customers about natural diamond before they buy. It is no different with
Laboratory grown diamonds. We will explain the differences between natural
diamonds and lab diamond including the growing methods so you can make an
The biggest attraction to lab grown diamonds is the price savings.
The lab grown diamond is a fraction of the cost as compared to natural diamond
- size for size and grade for grade. We have found that customers are elated
with the purchase of their lab grown diamonds because they are bigger, better
quality, and cost less than what they would have spent for a natural diamond of
the same qualities.
While you get more for less when you buy a lab diamond you need to
understand that there are aspects that can be seen as negatives in the future.
First, there is no trade-in to upgrade or opportunity to sell it back to our
store because history continues to show us, a shrinking value for laboratory
grown diamonds. The no trade-in policy does not bother most customers because
they have purchased a lab grown diamond that is bigger and better than anything
they could have afforded in a natural diamond for the same purchase
Lab grown diamonds are not rare. The rough crystals are grown in batches in just a few days. The machines are watched closely for any variance that would alter the growing process. Following exact instructions and processes, the grower will still get different quality of rough in each crystal.
When the cutter transforms the lab grown rough into its final form there is not as much concern about wasting weight. In fact, many times they will remove more weight to insure they have the most beautiful lab diamond possible.
Lab Diamonds Near Me
It is important to know that two lab diamonds of the same grade are not necessarily the same. Just like all grading reports are not the same. Education is the key to understanding what you are buying. If there were two finished stones in front of an expert, one lab grown and one natural from the ground and they were exact in every way, the expert would not be able to say which is which without scientific gemological equipment.