Post # 1
Hey ladies! Do any of you have a lab diamond? My boyfriend took a geology class and his teacher told him that they have the same properties as a real diamond and are cheaper. Just curious what you think about them and I you could post some pictures if you have one that would be awesome!
Post # 2
ERM115: I don’t have one, but you can find some here: http://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/
They are cheaper than a mined diamond, but only by about 10%.
Post # 3
They are not really cheaper, except in fancy colour. I have some fancy pinks and they were tons cheaper than natural pink diamonds of the same colour. And mine are ideally cut, which is a great benefit of lab diamonds. But the whites are similar in price. Gemesis is another producer of lab diamonds, as well as Chatham. Mine are from Chatham.
blurry pic of mine, still unset
Post # 4
I think the other advantage is that you don’t have to worry whether they were ethically sourced (no worries that it could be a blood diamond).
Main downside is if you want a huge diamond. I think they have trouble making them larger than a carat.
Otherwise they are molecularly identical to “natural” diamonds and no one could tell the difference.