Lab Grown Diamonds

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Lab Grown Diamond Benefits: Why?

01. VALUE

Lab created diamonds are more affordable in comparison to natural diamonds. You can expect to pay 15% to 30% less on a lab diamond than you would on a mined diamond. This price difference is because mined diamonds go through a longer supply chain and require more costly resources.

02. EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY & BEAUTY

Lab grown or man made diamonds are identical to their naturally grown, and mined counterparts. They have the same beautiful visual, robust physical, and chemical traits. And are known as the hardest substance known to man.

03. CONFLICT-FREE

Both natural and lab diamonds require carbon, and intense heat and high pressure to grow. While mined diamonds form within the Earth, lab grown diamonds are made in an environment with cutting-edge equipment that mirrors the Earth’s mantle conditions. Therefore, no mining deposits are needed!

What is a Lab Created Diamond?

When someone purchases a diamond, the consumer should be knowledgable whether their diamond is natural or lab grown. Many might think that lab created diamonds are not real, but that is false. Lab grown, lab created, or man made diamonds are the hardest substance known to man (with mined diamonds). These kind of diamonds have the same visual, physical, and chemical features to their natural counterparts. Like natural diamonds, lab created diamonds also require carbon, intense heat, and high pressure to grow.

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Lab-Created vs Mined Table

How are lab diamonds made, how long is the process to create a lab diamond, how are lab-created diamonds grown?

LAB DIAMONDSC (carbon)
NATURAL DIAMONDSC (carbon)
LAB DIAMONDSLab
NATURAL DIAMONDSEarth (mining deposits)
LAB DIAMONDSAt least 2 weeks (depending on carat weight)
NATURAL DIAMONDSUnknown. But can take millions of years.
LAB DIAMONDSYes
NATURAL DIAMONDSDepending (With Clarity only sells conflict-free diamonds)
LAB DIAMONDS$$ / $$$$ (15% - 30% less than mined diamonds)
NATURAL DIAMONDS$$$ / $$$$
LAB DIAMONDSYes
NATURAL DIAMONDSYes
LAB DIAMONDS10/10
NATURAL DIAMONDS10/10
LAB DIAMONDSYes
NATURAL DIAMONDSYes

Lab-Created vs Mined Table

How are lab diamonds made, how long is the process to create a lab diamond, how are lab-created diamonds grown?

LAB DIAMONDS

NATURAL DIAMONDS

Chemical Composition Origin Duration of diamond formation Conflict-free Price Last Forever Durability (Rating on Moths scale) Is a real diamond
C (carbon) Lab At least 2 weeks (depending on carat weight) Yes $$ / $$$$ (15% - 30% less than mined diamonds) Yes 10/10 Yes
C (carbon) Earth (mining deposits) Unknown. But can take millions of years. Depending (With Clarity only sells conflict-free diamonds) $$$ / $$$$ Yes 10/10 Yes

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The Four C's

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Perhaps most well-known of the 4Cs of diamonds, the carat of the stone is the measure of its weight. Diamond size is measured in millimeters, but each shape holds its weight differently. That means a princess cut diamond and a round diamond that both weigh 1 carat will have different measurements in millimeters.

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Good

Ideal

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Often mistaken for the diamond’s shape, cut is a measure of how well light can dance through the stone’s facets. That’s what gives them their irresistible sparkle and fire. Though there are four cut grades, With Clarity only carries the top three to make sure you get a diamond with maximum brilliance.

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Yellow

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Graded on a scale from D to Z, diamond color is the degree of colorlessness or tint of yellow/brown. The more colorless, the rarer and higher the value the diamond.

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When diamonds form in nature, tiny imperfections called inclusions form in the stones. Clarity, which is graded from FL (flawless) to I (included) is a measure of how many of these imperfections are in a stone. But many of these imperfections can only be seen with magnification, which means your stone will still look gorgeous to your eye.

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DIAMOND CERTIFICATION

GIA

Gemological Institute of America

The Gemological Institute of America is a nonprofit institute that has an international authority on diamonds, gemstones, and pearls. GIA was founded in 1931, and in the 1940s, established the “4Cs” (Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight) or the “International Diamond Grading System.” The GIA is arguably the leading source of knowledge for all gemstones and jewelry, which is why all With Clarity Natural Diamonds are graded by GIA.

AWDC

Antwerp World Diamond Center

Antwerp World Diamond Center is recognized as one of the leaders in the diamond industry. For more than five centuries, Antwerp in the country of Belgium has been the capital for international diamond trade. They stand for transparency, integrity, quality, and sustainability. Their main mission is to inspire the current generations and future generations to keep Antwerp at the forefront of the diamond trade industry.

AGS

American Gem Society

The American Gem Society started in 1943 to protect jewelry consumers. While the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the industry’s leading diamond lab, the AGS is not far behind. Like GIA, AGS is also a nonprofit organization. AGS stands out amongst other diamond grading systems because they use a 0 to 10 scale, with 0 as the best and 10 as the worst.

IGI

International Gemological Institute

The International Gemological Institute is the world’s largest independent gemstone grading organization. Established in 1975, IGI now has offices all over the globe, with 18 lab locations. This independent laboratory carefully studies colored stones and jewelry, along with lab grown diamonds (like With Clarity Lab Diamonds), to determine authenticity. Other than grading, they also have 14 schools of gemology.

GSI

Gemological Science International

At Gemological Science International, hundreds of researchers seek to use advanced technology and intelligent software to automate the diamond grading process (which is usually graded by hand). GSI diamond grading reports stand for “innovation, integrity, and professionalism.” GSI labs in places like the United States, India, Belgium, and Israel follow the alphabetical grading system.

FAQ

What are lab diamonds, and are they real diamonds?
Where do lab-created diamonds come from?
Are lab-created diamonds the same as natural diamonds?
What are synthetic diamonds, are they the same as simulated diamonds?
How to tell if a diamond is natural or lab-grown?
What is an IGI certificate for a lab grown diamond?
Should I buy lab diamonds in-store or online?

DIAMOND CERTIFICATION

GIA

Gemological Institute of America

The Gemological Institute of America is a nonprofit institute that has an international authority on diamonds, gemstones, and pearls. GIA was founded in 1931, and in the 1940s, established the “4Cs” (Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight) or the “International Diamond Grading System.” The GIA is arguably the leading source of knowledge for all gemstones and jewelry, which is why all With Clarity Natural Diamonds are graded by GIA.

AWDC

Antwerp World Diamond Center

Antwerp World Diamond Center is recognized as one of the leaders in the diamond industry. For more than five centuries, Antwerp in the country of Belgium has been the capital for international diamond trade. They stand for transparency, integrity, quality, and sustainability. Their main mission is to inspire the current generations and future generations to keep Antwerp at the forefront of the diamond trade industry.

AGS

American Gem Society

The American Gem Society started in 1943 to protect jewelry consumers. While the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the industry’s leading diamond lab, the AGS is not far behind. Like GIA, AGS is also a nonprofit organization. AGS stands out amongst other diamond grading systems because they use a 0 to 10 scale, with 0 as the best and 10 as the worst.

IGI

International Gemological Institute

The International Gemological Institute is the world’s largest independent gemstone grading organization. Established in 1975, IGI now has offices all over the globe, with 18 lab locations. This independent laboratory carefully studies colored stones and jewelry, along with lab grown diamonds (like With Clarity Lab Diamonds), to determine authenticity. Other than grading, they also have 14 schools of gemology.

GSI

Gemological Science International

At Gemological Science International, hundreds of researchers seek to use advanced technology and intelligent software to automate the diamond grading process (which is usually graded by hand). GSI diamond grading reports stand for “innovation, integrity, and professionalism.” GSI labs in places like the United States, India, Belgium, and Israel follow the alphabetical grading system.

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