A man-made diamond is in no way similar to a diamond simulant such as moissanite or cubic zirconia. The qualities of a lab made diamond can only be compared to its equivalent natural diamond and not with any other stones that may be used in place of diamonds as their cheaper alternatives. Let us look at a few qualities to search for in high grade manmade diamonds.
Better Quality Of Manmade Diamonds
Lab grown or man-made diamonds are different in structure, durability and appearance from various diamond simulants. The simulants are like diamonds and not exactly diamonds while lab made diamonds are actual diamonds that are made in a laboratory using technology, as opposed to natural formation and mining.
Lab grown diamonds have exactly the same structural, optical and physical properties as naturally mined diamonds. The sturdiness and hardness of manmade and lab made diamonds are the highest and can be compared to no other stone.
Ensuring The Quality Of Manmade Diamonds
A good quality lab created diamond will have all the necessary information about the formation and characteristics of that stone. The details can usually be accessed using a number inscribed on the diamond. The absence of such relevant information regarding the origin and quality of a stone makes it a questionable buy. Also important is the certifications that have detailed grading information on the 4Cs of the diamond.
Reliable manufacturers get their stones certified from pioneers in the field who give plenty of information about the stone in addition to their usual 4Cs. For example, certifications that contain information on the optical fingerprint of your diamond and photographs detailing the faceting and actual inclusions are greatly helpful with the purchase and resale of the diamond. The details included may also have the optical brilliance analysis and optical symmetry analysis results.
Sustainable Production Techniques
Sourcing your diamond from manufacturers who care about keeping the carbon footprint caused by their manufacturing process to the minimum might be considered the best option by many. Such manufacturers have laboratories that are run almost entirely by renewable energy sources such as wind turbines powered by the earth’s natural wind cycles.
Making the choice between a lab grown diamond and a natural diamond is completely dependent on personal preferences. Those not satisfied by all the data analysis and comparisons available to them can make a decision by taking a look at both stones with the same specifications and go for the most appealing one.