You may or may not of heard of them but lab grown diamonds are taking the jewellery market by storm.

Known by a few names including man-made diamonds, engineered diamonds, cultured diamonds and lab created diamonds. Chemically and visually identical to natural diamonds but far lower in price, lab grown diamonds are sparking interest for customers looking to invest in an engagement ring or other special pieces of jewellery.

Relatively new to the market, lab grown diamonds are surging in popularity; we’re selling more and more of them and are being asked about the difference between lab grown and natural diamonds on a daily basis.

We thought it could be helpful to collate answer the most popular questions we get about the gemstones and while we’re at it, bust some myths about the sparkly new stones on the block!

What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

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Lab Grown Diamonds versus Natural

Using a loupe or magnifying glass it’s impossible to tell the difference between a natural diamond and a lab grown diamond.

Lab grown diamonds scintillate, sparkle and have the same fire as natural diamonds. It’s only possible to tell the difference between a natural and lab grown diamond through the use of specialised testing equipment in a controlled environment.

Any certified lab grown diamonds should be engraved with a minuscule certificate number starting with the prefix “LG” this can only be seen by very keen eyes under extreme magnification.

Benefits Of Lab Grown Diamonds



Splash out on a higher quality or larger diamond for less or save some of your budget by choosing an equivalent size and quality of diamond in lab grown.



In general, lab grown diamonds compare more favourably ethically to the methods used in the mining of natural diamonds.



You can feel confident that your choice in purchasing a lab grown diamond that the stone is not produced in an environment that could be poorly treating workers, communities and the environment.

Are lab grown diamonds a good investment?

As with any gemstone, including both lab and natural diamonds, the re-sale value of stones can vary over time. We don’t recommend buying diamonds or other gemstones as an investment opportunity, instead you should choose your stone because you love it, not to hold value or provide income in the future.


As lab grown diamonds are so new to the market it’s difficult to make a prediction on how pricing and re-sale value may change. Natural diamonds have a re-sale value of a fraction of their purchase price when bought new so we would expect a similar trend in lab grown diamonds.

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