What are lab grown diamonds?

The Marvels of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Curious about lab-grown diamonds? Let’s dive into the world of these exquisite gems that share the brilliance of mined diamonds but with a unique origin and ethical advantages.

A Technological Symphony of Art and Science

Discover the magic behind lab-grown diamonds, where cutting-edge technology meets the art of cultivation. Unlike mined diamonds, these gems originate from a carefully nurtured “seed” in a laboratory setting, showcasing the synergy of science and craftsmanship.

Are lab-grown diamonds indistinguishable from their mined counterparts? Explore the identical physical and chemical properties that make lab-grown diamonds a mirror image of natural diamonds, challenging perceptions and revealing the secrets only discernible through specialized equipment.

Certified Elegance

Uncover the commitment to quality in lab-grown diamonds, as we showcase our collection with certifications from renowned institutions like the International Gemmological Institute (IGI). Delve into the transparency provided by independent diamond laboratories, ensuring your purchase meets the highest standards.


Grades and Uniqueness in Lab-Grown Diamonds

Just like natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds vary in quality. Join us as we explore the spectrum of color, clarity, and the meticulous selection process undertaken by our gemmologists to guarantee the highest quality for each unique lab-grown diamond.

Are lab grown diamonds ethical and sustainable?

Lab grown diamonds are sustainable, or environmentally ethical, because they have not been extracted from the ground.

Therefore, their production protects the environment instead of threatening it, and guards our natural resources for future generations.

Additionally, lab grown diamonds will always be free of conflict because they do not come from mines. This means that they are also socially ethical.

Are lab diamonds ‘fake diamonds’?

No. They are real diamonds.

Fake diamond alternatives like cubic zirconia or moissanite consist of completely different raw materials, not true carbon crystals.

For example, cubic zirconia is zirconium dioxide. You only need to look at it with a naked eye to easily distinguish it from diamonds.

AMined or lab-grown dıamonds?

The ultimate decision rests with you. Whether you opt for the timeless allure of mined diamonds or the ethical elegance of lab-grown diamonds, the choice is a reflection of your personal style and values. Explore the array of options and celebrate the beauty that speaks to you.

Lab Grown DIamonds vs. MoIssanItes vs. CubIc ZIrconIa

It is important to note the major distinction between lab grown diamonds and diamond simulants. Lab diamonds are created from carbon, just like real diamonds. Diamond simulants look similar to diamonds but are not created with true carbon crystals.

Two of the most common diamond simulants are moissanite and cubic zirconia.

  • Moissanite: While natural moissanite does occur, it is very rare. That is because it is not from Earth – it comes from space in meteorites. Thus, moissanite that you can purchase is also lab created. Though they can look very similar to a diamond, they often feature more of a rainbow glint than the bright sparkle of a traditional diamond.
  • Cubic Zirconia: Cubic zirconia (CZ) is another example of a synthetic crystal that is sometimes used in the place of diamonds. But while it has a reasonable amount of durability and sparkle, it does not match the brilliance of diamonds and will show some wear and tear over time. It is sometimes used as a placeholder in jewelry until a stronger stone can be added.

So cubic zirconia and moissanite aren’t diamonds of any kind, though they can look very similar.

Simulants do not have the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds and therefore sell at much lower prices than lab created diamonds. Simulants can be distinguished from natural or lab created diamonds using only the naked eye. 


Natural and lab created diamonds have thermal conductivity properties that differentiate them from cubic zirconia with a handheld diamond tester. Some lab created diamonds, along with some natural colored diamonds, may be mistakenly identified as moissanites when using certain diamond testers due to similarity in their electrical conductivity. However, gemologists can typically distinguish between diamond and moissanite due to their differing refractive properties, with moissanites being double refractive and diamonds being single refractive. Learn more about moissanite vs. diamond.

Lab Grown DIamond benefıts

Lab grown diamonds are an excellent alternative to mined diamonds. Not only are they physically identical, but they’re also sourced responsibly and are more cost-effective. Some of the biggest advantages of a lab created diamond include:

  • Fewer defects
  • Greater affordability
  • Colors that are rarely found in nature can be created, making unique and coveted pieces more obtainable
  • Trackable origin sources allow us to source diamonds from reputable places that don’t engage in poor treatment of workers or communities
  • HPHT and CVD lab grown diamond methods make it easier to keep up with demand without sacrificing quality or engaging in harmful processes

Lab Grown DIamond faqs


Lab grown diamonds are more affordable than natural diamonds primarily because of their production process. While natural diamonds have taken millions of years to form under extreme pressure and temperature deep within the Earth's crust, lab grown diamonds are created in a controlled environment using advanced technology that mimics the natural diamond-growing process. This significantly reduces the time and resources required for their formation, resulting in lower production costs and, subsequently, a more affordable price for consumers.


Distinguishing between lab grown and natural diamonds isn’t possible with the naked eye. However, gemologists can identify lab grown diamonds through various methods. Most lab grown diamonds exhibit certain features or "fingerprints" that differ from natural diamonds. One common technique to identify them is using specialized equipment like spectroscopy to view fluorescence patterns. Additionally, some lab grown diamonds may have tiny inclusions or growth patterns that are not typical in natural diamonds, providing further clues to their origin.

Do the designs on your website reflect what exactly I will receive?

Yes, your product will be identical to what you see on the product page. Please remember that you zoom in to see the product details on the product page and the products look a little bigger than life size. Please make sure you check product dimensions for accurate visualization.

How long does it take to receive my order? Can you ship the same day?

Each SHINEGLORIA product is customized and is produced based on customer's choice of options. We don't work with stocks and each product needs to go through the production process. We continuously work on improving the production time to make sure we can deliver our products as soon as possible. When you choose an item on our website, you will see an estimated date of delivery for that particular product. If you have an approaching event or special occasion, you can also choose from various handling and delivery options that will help you receive your product faster than the standard delivery time.

What happens if my ring doesn't fit?

Don't worry if your ring doesn't fit your finger because you can send your ring back for free resizing within the first 60 days following the receipt of your order.


We offer easy 30-day returns for unworn jewelry and free 90-day resizing within one size. Your order will be shipped with a complimentary care package.

How are your prices lower than other jewellers?

SHINEGLORIA operates online avoiding many unnecessary costs while many retailers are obliged to high costs of operating in physical stores. You can read our Pricing Policy for more information.

How can I personalize an item?

Our website gives you full control over any jewellery item that you would like to buy. We have a wide range of options for metals, gemstones, stone carats and other product features such as width, thickness, profile and surface (finish) depending on the design.

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