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To assist in making a decision between lab grown and mined diamonds, let’s examine the pros and cons of each. While lab grown diamonds have the advantage of being more affordable, environmentally friendly, ethically sourced, and free of conflict, there are also other benefits that aren’t as widely discussed in mainstream media.
No fluorescence. Fluorescence is a characteristic that is caused by the presence of certain elements in diamonds. Lab grown diamonds, being made in a controlled environment, do not exhibit fluorescence. On the other hand, mined diamonds are formed in nature and can have fluorescence. This can change the appearance of the diamond, making it appear cloudy or foggy and lack vitality. The term "curse" is not an exaggeration when it comes to mined diamonds that exhibit fluorescence.
Cutting to perfection. When diamonds are created in a laboratory, they are consistently shaped and defined, allowing for specific cuts to be made based on the desired outcome. By using this method, diamond cutters can produce perfect shapes and proportions without diminishing the quality of the diamond. In contrast, when diamonds are mined from the earth, they come in various shapes and sizes, which limits the amount that can be cut from a single rough diamond. Additionally, to increase the weight of the rough diamond, cutters may have to compromise on the ideal cut, resulting in a less vibrant and less striking final diamond.
No surface reaching inclusions. Lab-created diamonds are less likely to contain surface-reaching inclusions, which are more common in mined diamonds. These inclusions can detract from the beauty of the diamond and can also weaken the structure of the diamond, potentially causing it to crack when set into jewelry.
While lab grown diamonds Hong Kong and mined diamonds are made of the same material, lab diamonds HK offer many benefits that may not be immediately obvious, such as cost savings, ethical and environmental considerations, as well as their long-lasting beauty.