Lab Grown Diamond vs Synthetic Diamond

on April 13, 2021
Although customers are well aware that lab diamonds are mechanically and optically identical to naturally mined diamonds, they remain skeptical of lab-grown diamonds. This is simply due to the confusion created by many synthetic and counterfeit diamonds on the Internet, leaving the impression that synthetic and lab-grown diamonds are fake rather than real.

Although synthetic diamonds are diamond-like in appearance, imitation diamonds can usually be distinguished from real diamonds by the naked eye. Cubic zirconia, also known as high-carbon diamond, is the most popular form of synthetic imitation diamond on the market since it is inexpensive and commonly used as a substitute for diamonds.

In recent years, the advent of moissanite has easily misled customers, as this imitation diamond is simply fake silicon carbide. 'Moissanite' is named after a physicist who discovered silicon carbide in a meteorite fragment. Later, American companies sold synthetic moissanite under the guise of being able to replace diamonds. Furthermore, since natural moissanite is incredibly rare, all moissanite on the market today is essentially synthetic.

Lab-grown diamonds are genuine diamonds that have been deliberately grown in a laboratory using natural diamonds as crystal embryos to steadily develop diamond layers and simulating the natural diamond growing environment. Both real and cultivated diamonds are pure carbon crystals with identical physical and chemical properties.

As a result, customers should be aware that a synthetic diamond merely imitates the appearance of a diamond, while a lab-grown diamond is an artificial diamond composed of individual carbon atoms structured according to the properties of the diamond crystal structure.

SHAN's carefully crafted and cultivated jewelry is all genuine, certified lab-grown diamonds, so don't hesitate to visit our online store and take a closer peek!
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