We are excited to offer lab-grown gemstones to our collection at Soha Diamond Co.! Read below for more information on lab-grown gems, or to view and download our Lab-Grown Gemstone Guide, please click here. To shop our colored gemstone collection, click here!
They are more environmentally friendly than mined. Digging into the earth and moving large portions of it is not required. Also, there is no chance of drinking water pollution.
They are more durable than mined because they have fewer inclusions.
They cost significantly less than their mined counterparts.
There are a handful of ways to describe lab-grown gemstones, and we refer to ours as only one: lab-grown. Other nomenclature includes man-made, synthetic, or cultured. Why do we choose to call them lab-grown over the rest? For one, it is exactly as it sounds; grown in a lab. We prefer not to use the name "synthetic" as most people automatically associate that term with being "fake" or "artificial", which is absolutely not true. A lab-grown gemstone is the same as a mined one, they are just grown in different places.
It's important to note there are also gem materials out there that may be labeled as "man-made", which is true, but they are also imitation gemstones, or simulants, meaning not an authentic gemstone.