Lab grown diamonds offer tremendous value and are more affordable than mined diamonds of comparable size and quality.
Lab grown diamonds sell for up to 70% less than mined diamonds, owing to the lower expenses of the mining process, a shorter supply chain and a more competitive market.
There is a misconception that lab grown diamonds are “cheap”. In fact, the cost of production is comparable between mined diamonds and lab grown diamonds. The process of cutting, polishing and certification also carries a similar cost whether they be mined or lab grown.
Furthermore, the mined diamond industry is an oligopoly with restrictions on the supply of diamonds leading to artificially inflated places. In contrast, the lab grown diamond industry observes healthy competition leading to lower prices and better value for the consumer.
The most ethical choice when buying a diamond.
Lab grown diamonds are the most responsible choice when purchasing a diamond given they are mine free. The diamonds we use are made free from the extensive social and environmental effects that mining has on native communities, society and the Earth.
Approximately 10 square metres of earth is disturbed and almost 3,000 kgs of rock waste is generated for each carat of diamond that is unearthed.
The Frost & Sullivan report found that "lab-grown diamonds are seven times less impactful to the environment than mined diamonds, use significantly less resources and emit a fraction of the air pollution.”
Lab grown diamonds do not create any of these negative externalities and diamond growers try to minimise electricity use during production to decrease their costs.
Lab grown diamonds by Nova Diamonds are guaranteed to be 100% conflict-free providing you with a peace of mind.
Man made or lab grown diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds.
The only difference between a lab grown diamond and a natural diamond is its origin. A lab grown diamond is “grown” inside a lab using innovative cutting-edge technology that replicates Earth’s natural formation process by crystallising carbon into a brilliant diamond.
Lab grown diamonds are indistinguishable by their natural counterparts; side by side they are identical. Even when using a Jewellery 10x Loupe, lab grown diamonds are nearly impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds.
The only way to differentiate between the two is to use specialised equipment to measure the level of impurities or flaws found in natural diamonds which is not present in lab grown diamonds.
All Nova Diamonds are Type IIA which are the purest form of diamonds, very rare in nature and are the cleanest type of diamonds since they are 100% carbon and do not have any impurities such as nitrogen, making them stronger and clearer than the 98% of mined diamonds.
Diamonds are the best options for engagement rings and precious jewellery. Diamonds, whether originating from a lab or a mine, are one of the strongest materials known to science. This means that you can wear them for life and pass them on to future generations as it will always hold its beauty. In contrast, diamond simulants such as cubic zirconia and moissanite don't show the same brilliance, is of inferior quality, will scratch and chip easily from daily use and are heavier which makes them less comfortable to wear.