100% REAL, 100% ECO-FRIENDLY
Here at BVW Jewelers, we are strong believers that lab created diamonds are a much more superior product when compared to mined, out-of-the-dirt, diamonds. Diamond mining has huge environmental costs for our planet. This creates multiple negative impacts within our ecosystem. For instance, releasing harmful gases into the atmosphere. As a mine expands, the surrounded area becomes diminished, lost, and destroyed. By definition, lab grown diamonds are Conflict Free. Our laboratory requires very little labor and carbon offsets, which can be translated to our carbon footprint being virtually zero.
The purpose and main goal of the lab grown diamond industry is not alchemy; it is not to grow a cut and polished 100 carat diamond. The main purpose of diamonds grown in labs is for the high-tech applications such as water purification devices, laser lenses, high pressure anvils, and more, to create a stone that is identical to one mined out of dirt. This way we help save the environment little by little.
The price of each of these functional diamonds are more than the prices of a diamond gemstone found in the same size. Thus, only grown diamonds that are not perfect enough for high tech applications are cut and polished and sold to consumers as gemstones. These diamonds are still routinely much finer in quality than the majority of mined diamonds. To add on, the color of lab grown diamonds never change. They never cloud over time and they never fade.
When you purchase a diamond from BVW Jewelers, you are investing in the future of humanity. Your purchase of a lab grown diamond directly funds research and development efforts to improve the use and efficiency of lab diamonds in the next generation of technological advancement and achievement. We are not just creating Diamonds. We are creating a better world.
Lab Grown Diamonds – FAQ
Q. Are Lab Diamonds More Expensive Than Mined Diamonds?
A. No. Grown diamonds are found (on average) to be ranged from 20-40% less in retail cost when compared to the cost of mined diamonds. They are priced based on their quality, just like diamonds out of the Earth. However, don’t be tricked. Lab diamonds are still diamonds, which can have quite a cost. If there is a price that seems too good to be true, in most cases, it probably is.
Q. Do Lab Diamonds Have Flaws? Are They Perfect?
A. No. Simply because they are grown in a lab rather than mined from the Earth, it does not change the fact that no diamond is perfect. While those grown in labs are in better quality than the average mined diamond, both are graded similarly, using the the same grading system.
Q. Can Lab Diamonds Be Appraised & Insured?
A. Yes. Just like mined diamonds, they can easily be insured and appraised by diamond professionals who will be more than happy to do it.
Q. How Long Do Diamonds Take To Grow?
A. It depends on the size of the desired diamond. and jewelry are usually made from an alloy of gold and other metals. For example:
– 1 carat lab diamond: 7-10 days
– 3 carat lab diamond: 1 month