Synthetic & Lab Grown Diamonds

Man Made Diamonds

No longer are mined diamonds the preferred choice for fine jewelry.

What Are Man Made Diamonds?

Man made diamonds, also referred to as synthetic diamonds, lab created diamonds and manufactured diamonds, are laboratory-grown diamonds. Man made diamonds are carbon diamonds that have been grown in a laboratory, much like flowers grown in a greenhouse. And just like their mined counterparts, they are brilliant.

No longer are mined diamonds the only choice for diamond engagement rings and diamond jewelry. Environmental and ethical concerns, coupled with technological advances, have made man made diamonds not just acceptable but preferred. Now, you can choose between lab diamonds and diamond simulants for heirloom-quality jewelry.

Our Man Made Stone Options

Our goal has always been to create superior man made options for fine jewelry and diamond engagement rings that are mindful and environmentally friendly. And because our lab made stones are not mined, they’re more accessible for all.

That’s why we offer three superior man made stone options: lab diamonds, moissanite and the Nexus Diamond™ alternative.When shopping our fine jewelry collection, you don’t have to worry about where the stones are from or how they have been manufactured. We offer stunning lab diamonds and lab diamond simulants with all the brilliance and shine of mined diamonds, minus the environmental harm.

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Lab Created Diamond Simulants

We offer two superior man made diamond simulants: moissanite and the Nexus Diamond™ alternative. 

The Nexus Diamond™ alternative is a lab created diamond simulant that, among all simulants, most closely imitates a diamond, with two exceptions—it is absolutely perfect in every way and costs significantly less. Moissanite is another great diamond simulant for an affordable engagement ring. It’s nearly as hard as a diamond and will last a lifetime, guaranteed. With more fire and brilliance than a diamond, it’s an eye-catching center stone that will light up a room.

Both stones are guaranteed free, forever. Not to mention, the price of both diamond simulants can save you up to 90% compared to a mined diamond. Choose an excellent quality stone at a fraction of the cost.

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Lab Grown Diamonds

Laboratory-grown diamonds, also known as synthetic diamonds, are chemically identical to mined diamonds, except that they do not come from the earth. Man made diamonds grown in a lab are produced using advanced technology that recreates the natural process of crystallizing carbon. Since they are made of the same material, they exhibit the same chemical and optical properties as mined diamonds—including flaws and grading—because they are in every way, diamonds.

Man made diamonds are better for you because they offer excellent quality at a lower cost, are better for the planet and better for workers because they are not mined. You can build your dream man made diamond engagement ring or purchase a loose lab diamond from our sister company 1215diamonds.com.

Frequently Asked Questions About Man Made Diamonds

Still curious about the differences between man made diamonds and mined diamonds? We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions about man made stone options.

Are Man made Diamonds Real?

Yes, man made diamonds are real! Man made diamonds, also called synthetic diamonds, are as real as diamonds mined from the earth. Man made diamonds are identical to earth-mined diamonds in every way, except that they are created in a lab using advanced technology. They have the same chemical, physical and optical properties as mined diamonds and exhibit the same fire, scintillation and sparkle.

Diamonds and Simulants Compared

Man Made Diamonds vs. Mined Diamonds

Man made diamonds have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as mined diamonds. The only difference between the two is origin. Man made diamonds are created in a lab using advanced cutting-edge technology that recreates the natural growing process of crystallizing carbon.

Due to this process, they exhibit the same fire, brilliance and scintillation as mined diamonds depending on their 4Cs grading. Learn more about the differences between lab diamonds vs. mined diamonds.

Man Made Diamonds vs. Diamond Simulants

The difference between real man made diamonds and diamond simulants is chemical composition. Man made diamonds are made almost entirely of carbon, just as mined diamonds, while diamond simulants differ in composition.
There are many different simulants in the market today, all of which vary in physical and optical characteristics. Two of the best diamond simulant options are the Nexus Diamond™ alternative and moissanite. Learn more about diamond simulants vs. lab diamonds.

Are Man Made Diamonds Cheaper?

Yes, man made diamonds are significantly cheaper than mined diamonds. Lab diamonds are up to 50% less than their mined counterparts, making them in every way superior to mined diamonds. 

The Choice Is Yours

Man made diamonds and diamond simulants are excellent choices for high-quality fine jewelry and engagement rings, no matter the setting or carat weight.

Both will last a lifetime and beyond while saving you a considerable amount of money. It’s your choice. Choose what you love, and own it.

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