Lab-grown diamonds have been growing in popularity. This rise in popularity can be attributed to their affordability, purity, and ethical superiority to naturally mined diamonds. However, they remain a relatively new choice for customers even as they grow in popularity. Consumers need to learn more about these diamonds, as there are several misconceptions and myths about their nature and quality. In this article, we're going to debunk some of those myths.
Lab-grown diamonds are not real.
This is perhaps the most common of the myths. The name “lab-grown” diamonds makes people immediately assume they are fake. However, being artificially made does not disqualify them from being diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are produced in laboratories replicating the environmental conditions necessary for carbon atoms to turn into diamonds. Since these conditions are identical, the end product is also identical.
The carbon structure of lab-grown diamonds is the same as normal diamonds, resulting in the same physical and chemical properties. Lab-grown diamonds are just as beautiful, hard, and shiny as naturally occurring ones. The minor differences can only be identified through very specific and specialized methods.
There is no certification or grading system for lab-grown diamonds.
This is untrue. The fact is that lab-grown diamonds follow the same certification and grading steps as naturally occurring diamonds. Their cut, color, clarity, and carat are rated and graded by some credible certification network before they are brought to you. If you're unsure, check the certification of the diamond that you are buying.
Since we have already discussed the structure of lab-grown diamonds, this myth is easier to debunk. As the carbon atoms are arranged similarly, no differences in physical properties exist. This means that the hardness of the diamond and other such properties are no different than naturally occurring diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds are cheaper because of their lower quality.
We saved this myth for last because it is the root of all the other myths. People assume something must be wrong with the quality since these diamonds are cheaper. Since we have already established that lab-grown diamonds are the same as naturally occurring ones, we can now debunk this myth. The lower price is because they are less popular than normal diamonds. People are still unsure about lab-grown diamonds, leading to lower demand. Low demand means that the price will be lower, too; that’s basic economics! As for the quality, lab-grown diamonds can often beat naturally occurring ones.
Lab-grown diamonds are the future since they bring many benefits. They are not mined through unethical means, unlike those naturally mined. Moreover, they offer greater customizability and affordability. As more people catch on to the idea of lab-grown diamonds, these misconceptions will disappear.
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