Guide

Laboratory Grown Diamonds‚Äč

A mindful and aesthetically brilliant alternative to their¬†natural counterparts, Laboratory Grown Diamonds are¬†grown in carefully controlled lab environments to evoke¬†the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as¬†mined diamonds.‚Äč

‚ÄčOur team is dedicated to guiding you through the¬†fascinating world of laboratory grown diamonds,¬†offering insights into their creation process,¬†environmental and ethical considerations, and¬†traceability.¬†‚Äč

‚ÄčExplore the sustainability of Laboratory Grown Diamonds in¬†our 2023¬†IMPACT Report‚Äč

We have chosen to delve deeper into the details of laboratory grown diamonds, providing greater insight, clarity, and answering the many questions we are often asked.¬†‚Äč

Understanding Laboratory Grown Diamonds‚Äč

  • ‚ÄčLaboratory grown diamonds have been in production since the 1950s,¬†primarily for industrial use.¬†‚Äč
  • In the 1980s, they made their way into the fine jewellery space, and¬†in recent years, their presence and availability have surged.¬†‚Äč
  • From a chemical, physical, and optical standpoint, there is no¬†difference between laboratory grown and naturally mined diamonds¬†(differences between the two are imperceptible to the human eye¬†without the aid of machine equipment).¬†‚Äč
  • These diamonds are created in a laboratory setting using advanced¬†technological processes that mimic natural diamond formation,¬†achieved through two methods: High Pressure High Temperature¬†(HPHT) and Carbon Vapor Disposition (CVD). At NMJ, we offer stones¬†grown through both methods, ensuring that no post-growth¬†treatment has been applied to any certified stone.¬†
Care Guide

LABORATORY GROWN DIAMONDS

Our Suppliers

As it stands, 100% of our laboratory grown diamond suppliers are compliant with our due diligence requirements, and those suppliers unwilling to meet our requirements have been disengaged. ‚Äč

As it stands, 100% of our laboratory grown diamond suppliers are compliant with our due diligence requirements, and those suppliers unwilling to meet our requirements have been disengaged. ‚Äč

LABORATORY GROWN DIAMONDS

Certification

The laboratory grown diamonds we source are graded by Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL), International Gemological Institute (IGI), or the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). On occasion, they may also come with a Diamond Foundry certificate of authenticity if sourced through this channel. Just like natural diamonds that have a GIA laser inscription, laboratory grown diamonds will have an inscription on the girdle of the diamond indicating that it has been created in a laboratory. ‚Äč

The laboratory grown diamonds we source are graded by Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL), International Gemological Institute (IGI), or the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). On occasion, they may also come with a Diamond Foundry certificate of authenticity if sourced through this channel. Just like natural diamonds that have a GIA laser inscription, laboratory grown diamonds will have an inscription on the girdle of the diamond indicating that it has been created in a laboratory. ‚Äč

LABORATORY GROWN DIAMONDS

Sourcing

The same vetting process and due diligence requirements for natural diamond suppliers apply to our laboratory grown suppliers, with the expectation that the same parameters are addressed, and the same requirements met. This provides confidence in our education of clients in assessing their options. ‚Äč

The same vetting process and due diligence requirements for natural diamond suppliers apply to our laboratory grown suppliers, with the expectation that the same parameters are addressed, and the same requirements met. This provides confidence in our education of clients in assessing their options. ‚Äč

LABORATORY GROWN DIAMONDS

Grading System

As laboratory grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds, they follow the same grading system. Identical quality indicators exist across factors such as the stone's colour, clarity and fluorescence, and the resulting quality after being cut, such as its polish, symmetry and overall proportions, in addition to the quality of the cut itself. They also adhere to the 4C's, where relevant to shape.‚Äč

As laboratory grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds, they follow the same grading system. Identical quality indicators exist across factors such as the stone's colour, clarity and fluorescence, and the resulting quality after being cut, such as its polish, symmetry and overall proportions, in addition to the quality of the cut itself. They also adhere to the 4C's, where relevant to shape.‚Äč

The use of laboratory grown diamonds as an ethical and sustainable alternative to mined diamonds raises various considerations, and it is vital for clients¬†to have clear and unbiased education to make informed choices. Our impact report delves deeper into laboratory grown diamonds, providing valuable¬†insights and addressing commonly asked questions, empowering our clients with knowledge for their decision- making process.¬†‚Äč

2023 IMPACT REPORT‚Äč

‚ÄčAs laboratory grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds, they follow the same grading system. Identical quality indicators exist across factors such¬†as the stone's colour, clarity and fluorescence, and the resulting quality after being cut, such as its polish, symmetry and overall proportions, in addition to¬†the quality of the cut itself. They also adhere to the 4C's, where relevant to shape.‚Äč‚Äč

The use of laboratory grown diamonds as an ethical and sustainable alternative to mined diamonds raises various considerations, and it is vital for clients¬†to have clear and unbiased education to make informed choices. Our impact report delves deeper into laboratory grown diamonds, providing valuable¬†insights and addressing commonly asked questions, empowering our clients with knowledge for their decision- making process.¬†‚Äč

2023 IMPACT REPORT‚Äč

‚ÄčAs laboratory grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds, they follow the same grading system. Identical quality indicators exist across factors such¬†as the stone's colour, clarity and fluorescence, and the resulting quality after being cut, such as its polish, symmetry and overall proportions, in addition to¬†the quality of the cut itself. They also adhere to the 4C's, where relevant to shape.‚Äč‚Äč

Our Laboratory Grown¬†Diamonds¬†‚Äč

Considering the fluctuating market value of laboratory grown¬†diamonds, we carefully manage the pricing of our online products to¬†reflect this. We conduct quarterly pricing reviews on all online¬†products containing laboratory grown diamonds and maintain¬†purchasing price targets based on costings from the previous quarter.¬†Being in the advantageous position of not holding stock of stones, we¬†source stones for each individual purchase, enabling us to stay¬†competitive when prices fluctuate. We prioritise a high-end cut in our¬†laboratory-grown diamonds, which we believe adds to their vibrance¬†and overall value.¬†‚Äč

All laboratory grown diamonds we sell above 0.30ct in size are¬†accompanied by a report outlining that they are laboratory grown and¬†stating whether the diamond was made via the CVD or HPHT process.¬†We always disclose on our product descriptions and at the point of¬†sale if a product contains laboratory grown diamonds, ensuring that¬†we always sell with authenticity and transparency.¬†‚Äč

Will laboratory grown diamonds hold their value long term? 

No one can predict the future in terms of laboratory-grown diamond value. Prices have¬†reduced in the last six months due to the increasing number of suppliers in the market¬†and the volume of diamonds being created. Experts believe that, like any new category¬†that comes to the market, there are major fluctuations initially, followed by a period of¬†stabilisation.¬†‚Äč

‚ÄčLaboratory grown diamonds provide opportunities for consumers with lower budgets¬†compared to what is typically required for obtaining a natural diamond. This allows¬†consumers to spend less while achieving a higher carat weight, better colour, and clarity.¬†‚Äč

‚ÄčIn recent years, laboratory grown diamonds have fallen in price compared to their¬†natural, mined counterparts, however, the value of jewellery is ultimately decided by the¬†emotional values of the customer rather than the market value.¬†‚Äč

Our bespoke team are here to help guide you through the different quality factors, to answer any questions you may have and to offer genuine, honest advice which will assist you in making the choice that is right for you.‚Äč

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