Lab-Grown Diamonds: The Future of Diamonds?

Since natural diamonds have been around forever, we are well acquainted with the process of buying one. How can you improve on the diamond? With such beauty and sparkle, it seems impossible we could push the boundaries even more.
A lab-grown diamond (also known as lab-created diamonds, man-made diamonds, or synthetic diamonds) is essentially optically, chemically, and physically identical to a natural diamond.
1.5ct F VS1 Round Precision Lab Created Diamond
1.5ct F VS1 Round Precision Lab Created Diamond
Lab-grown diamonds are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments that replicate the processes under which natural diamonds form deep beneath the Earth's crust. A feat that sounds futuristic enough on its own.
While lab-grown diamonds were first grown in the 1950s, their availability and popularity have only recently become significant in the market. Prior to recent advances, lab-grown diamonds were out of reach for most consumers due to their high cost of production.
With the refinement of technology, the lab-grown diamond industry is evolving and advancing every day. Although lab-grown diamonds were initially viewed with suspicion, the affordable luxury market has begun to embrace their value.
As a result, future diamond buyers and current observers will have more choices and access to the size diamond dreams are made of, at a price they can afford, without having to sacrifice quality.
But are they the future of diamonds as we know them? Read on to learn more about the exciting possibilities of lab-grown diamonds and what the future holds for this game-changing industry.


Using an innovative technology that mimics diamond formation, lab-grown diamonds have the essentially the same chemical, physical and optical properties as natural diamonds. In terms of quality and size, lab-grown diamonds are much less expensive than comparable quality mined diamonds.
Due to the efficiency of lab diamond production, they currently cost 60% to 80% less than natural diamonds, which are rare, taking billions of years to form, and are expensive to mine and bring to market.
At first glance, even a gemologist would not be able to distinguish between the two; special instruments are required to detect the differences between lab grown and natural diamonds.
In the current market, for the same price you could get a lab-grown diamond of the same color and clarity as a naturally mined diamond, but double the carats - a whopping 2 instead of 1! The difference in size is quite significant.
Lab-grown diamonds are far more cost-effective than naturally mined diamonds. And though some people believe that lab diamonds are more socially responsible, it is important to keep in mind the number of livelihoods that are sustained in mining-dependent communities where ethically-established diamond mines are operating.
A natural diamond is well worth its price when you consider it is a rarity of mother nature that requires substantial investment and effort to bring to market. Thus, lab diamonds do not devalue natural diamonds, since they are effectively a different product. Though lab-grown diamonds are essentially identical to natural diamonds, they don't have the same value retention as their earth-mined counterparts.

Increases Opportunities for Creativity

Considering the savings and possibilities inherent in lab-grown diamonds, how can you take advantage of them?
Lab-grown diamonds are accessible for just about any budget, and allow you to splurge on designer settings, bigger sizes and top cut quality.
There has never been such a wide array of unique, customizable diamond options available to diamond devotees. There is no limit to what can be done here. If the diamond can be set in a jewelry design, lab-created diamonds can be used.
Check out some of our gorgeous designer collections - many of which are available with lab-grown diamonds. From the artful and spirited Tacori to the outstanding design and exceptional craftsmanship of Simon G, take a look at the beautiful collections below to truly maximize beauty and impressiveness of your lab diamond.
Item Code: 31883-100
18k White Gold Tacori 2620RDP Dantela Crown Diamond Engagement Ring (0.25ctw, For 1ct Center Diamond)
18k White Gold Tacori 2620RDP Dantela Crown Diamond Engagement Ring (0.25ctw, For 1ct Center Diamond)
*Center diamond not included in price
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Item Code: 34489
14k White Gold Two Tone Verragio Tradition TR150R4-2T Diamond 4 Prong Engagement Ring with Rose Gold Inlay
14k White Gold Two Tone Verragio Tradition TR150R4-2T Diamond 4 Prong Engagement Ring with Rose Gold Inlay
*Center diamond not included in price
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Item Code: 32813
18k White Gold Simon G. MR1394 Fabled Diamond Engagement Ring
18k White Gold Simon G. MR1394 Fabled Diamond Engagement Ring
*Center diamond not included in price
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Item Code: 1991
Platinum Vatche U-113 6-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
Platinum Vatche U-113 6-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
*Center diamond not included in price
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Consistency in Quality

With lab-grown diamonds, specific criteria can be met more easily since their quality and availability are consistent and predictable.
Production of lab-grown diamonds continues to increase and improve, paving the way for a more mature, sophisticated market with stones of high quality across the board.
With every lab-grown diamond purchased from Whiteflash, you are getting the best of the best in lab diamonds; certified Hearts and Arrows Ideal Cut at the top of the scale in terms of color and clarity (DEFG color VVS1 -VS1) with no post-growth treatments applied.
Whiteflash Precision Lab Grown Diamonds with their exceptional color, clarity, and precision cutting, are actually visually superior to most natural diamonds on the market.
You can learn more about lab-grown diamonds on our natural vs lab-grown diamonds page. Most commercial quality natural diamonds are not well cut and have much lower color or clarity than Precision Lab diamonds from Whiteflash.
The choice of lab diamonds vs natural diamonds is a personal one, and we offer both for your selection. For more information and expert advice, why not chat with one of our experts to learn if a lab-grown diamond is in your future?

No Need to Compromise

As consumers become more familiar with lab-grown diamonds, demand has significantly increased. A lab diamond can be just as beautiful as its natural counterpart if it is high quality and cut right.
The way diamonds are cut is identical for both mined and lab-grown diamonds. It is the same process regardless of the starting rough material. Precision cutting is just as challenging as creating a perfect lab-grown diamond and maximizing its brilliance and fire.
The price of lab-grown diamonds makes it much more feasible to prioritize cut and Cut is the most important factor when it comes to diamonds. As the most important factor in determining a diamond's "sparkle," it ultimately determines its beauty.
Due to this, lab-grown diamond cut quality should never be compromised - and luckily you don’t have to.
By choosing an ideal cut diamond, you maximize your diamond's fire and brilliance. When you opt for a lab diamond, the savings are so remarkable that you have no reason to compromise on the most influential C.

Larger Selection

Lab-grown diamonds offer a wider range of choices for any budget - much more accessible than their natural counterparts. Compared to natural Earth mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are unbeatable when it comes to sizes, shapes, and oh-so-icy DEF color ranges for the money.
1.5ct D VS1 Round Precision Lab Created Diamond
1.5ct D VS1 Round Precision Lab Created Diamond
Since lab-grown diamonds are available in various shapes such as; round cuts, princess cuts, cushion cuts, radiants, hearts, ovals, emeralds, and pear-shaped diamonds. Customers and jewelry designers can experiment more and create unique designs and styles
Furthermore, most retailers offer customized designs, allowing customers to select the lab diamond colors, shapes, and sizes to match their jewelry vision.

Faster Availability

Lab-grown diamonds can be produced in a matter of weeks. We can enjoy and harvest the beauty of lab diamonds sooner and more easily since they aren't created beneath Earth's surface over millions of years, but rather in controlled conditions in laboratories or factories.
Essentially, it takes a lot less time and money for a lab diamond to be produced than for a natural diamond to be found and mined.

The Future is Here: Quality Lab-Grown Diamonds

Perhaps no event in the history of the jewelry industry has been more revolutionary than the emergence of lab-grown diamonds into the mainstream. Man-made diamonds have a bright future with price and availability factors in their favor, making them a great choice for many shoppers.
However, it’s not about replacing natural diamonds with lab-grown diamonds.
The choice ultimately comes down to personal preference. There is no doubt that buying an earth-mined diamond for its historical, metaphysical, and retained value is important to a great many shoppers, but there are also practical considerations to take into account. As a cost-effective option, lab-grown diamonds deserve consideration.
Our goal at Whiteflash is to educate and empower buyers so that they can make informed decisions. What drives your decision? It's the first thing you should ask.
Our experts can help you strike the perfect balance between cost and beauty if you are looking for the most budget-friendly option. Providing the best cut quality and light performance is central to our principles.
There is no doubt that lab-grown diamonds are a modern, cutting-edge, and cost-effective option for fine jewelry. Whether you're interested in buying a lab-grown diamond at our Houston store or online, you'll find that our experts are ready to assist you with all the information you need.

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