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Earth Grown Diamond VS Lab Grown Diamond | What's The Difference?

Earth grown diamond vs Lab Grown Diamond

What are the differences between Lab-Grown Diamonds VS Earth Grown Diamonds? Dr. Diamond never compromises any detail.

In this video, he demonstrates with top-of-the-line technology how to tell the difference between lab and natural diamonds as a manufacturer.

Although there is no difference in appearance between high-quality Natural Diamonds vs Lab Diamonds, there are big differences in cost, value, rarity, and eco-friendliness. They are also cheaper: “We can essentially create the same outcome as nature has created but at a very, very different price.”

What are the 4 c's of a diamond?

Beautiful. Rare. Cherished. Each diamond is unique and is a miracle of time, place and change. And each has specific qualities that establish its value. Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase. In this video, Dr. Diamond explains the 4 ‘cs for your knowledge and education

What is a diamond cARAT?

To put it simply, diamond carat weight measures how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat is subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone. For instance, the jeweler may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.’ Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as ‘one point oh eight carats.’ All else being equal, diamond price increases with diamond carat weight because larger diamonds are rarer and more desirable. However, two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors of the diamond 4Cs: Color, Clarity, and Cut. While now you know what carat means, it’s also important to remember that a diamond’s value is determined using all of the 4Cs, and not just carat weigh

What is the diamond clarity?

Diamond Clarity Refers to the Absence of Inclusions and Blemishes. To understand diamond clarity, we must first understand how diamonds are created. Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth.

This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes.’ Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of these characteristics, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. If you are trying to determine what is the best clarity for a diamond, remember that no diamond is perfectly pure. But the closer it comes to purity, the better its clarity. Many inclusions and blemishes are too tiny to be seen by anyone other than a trained diamond grader. 

What is A diamond cOLOR?

Diamond Color Actually Means Lack of Color Understanding what diamond color means helps in choosing the right diamond. Interestingly, the diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color.

A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. GIA’s D-to-Z diamond color-grading system measures the degree of colorlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to master stones of established color value. Many of these diamond color distinctions are so subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye; however, these distinctions make a very big difference in diamond quality and price.

What is the diamond cUT?

Understanding Diamond Cut Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond’s cut as a shape (round, heart, oval, marquise, pear), but what diamond cut actually does mean how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry, and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond. Achieving the best cut for a diamond reflects in the stone’s final beauty and value. And of all the diamond 4Cs, it is the most complex and technically difficult to analyze. To determine the cut grade of the standard round brilliant diamond – the shape that dominates the majority of diamond jewelry – GIA or IGI calculates the proportions of those facets that influence the diamond’s face-up appearance.

These proportions allow GIA OR IGI to evaluate what the best cut for a diamond is, by studying how successfully a diamond interacts with light to create desirable visual effects, such as: Brightness: Internal and external white light reflected from a diamond Fire: The scattering of white light into all the colors of the rainbow Scintillation: The amount of sparkle a diamond produces, and the pattern of light and dark areas caused by reflections within the diamond

What is A diamond SHAPE?

A diamond’s shape is its most distinguishing and easily identifiable feature. Diamonds are cut in a variety of shapes that maximize diamond brilliance and give character to the diamond. Different shapes can represent different personalities and events. Round brilliant cuts are the most popular, followed by Princess cut diamonds. At Global Diamond Montreal, we offer the 9 most popular diamond shapes, certified by GIA and IGI. While the correct term is diamond shape, many also refer to this feature as the cut of the diamond.

There are many different types of cut or shapes of diamonds. However, there are ten that are most popularly used for jewelry and engagement rings. Diamonds are cut in a variety of shapes. But how does a diamond cutter decide what shape to create? Well, a diamond cutter’s number one responsibility is to preserve and maximize carat weight. And since rough diamonds can come in unpredictable shapes and sizes, the diamond cutter will create whichever shape maximizes carat weight and value. Interestingly enough, round cut diamonds actually result in the most wastage of rough diamond carat. The other fancy shapes are deeper and tend to have longer, less uniform shaping so they capture more of the rough diamond.

Diamond value is often determined in part by the amount of wastage in the rough diamond when cutting a particular diamond shape. Shapes that can preserve more of the rough diamond can be less expensive. Popularity and availability are the other factors that determine the price of the diamond. 

What is A diamond CERTIFICATION?

Certified diamonds are diamonds that have been graded by a gem laboratory based on their “4 C” attributes of Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight. When shopping for a diamond, it is highly recommended to purchase a certified diamond to ensure the quality of the stone. Certified diamonds have been verified for quality, allowing consumers to purchase with confidence based on the attributes of the diamond rather than blindly trusting the sales pitch. When armed with a G.I.A.or I.G.I grading certificate, consumers have a pretty good idea of what the diamond will look like without having to see it in person.

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