Understanding Lab-Grown Diamonds in Houston

As the popularity of lab-grown diamonds continues to grow, more and more individuals are considering these stunning alternatives to mined diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds offer an affordable alternative to Earth-mined diamonds that doesn't compromise on beauty or quality. At Whiteflash, Houston's trusted expert diamond jeweler, we are proud to offer a wide selection of exquisite lab-grown and natural diamonds to our customers.
Considering purchasing a lab-grown diamond but aren't sure where to begin? Our lab diamonds in Houston, TX as well as online, are renowned for their light performance due to our expertise in cut quality.
1.71ct D VS1 Oval Cut Precision Lab Grown Diamond
1.71ct D VS1 Oval Cut Precision Lab Grown Diamond
Rest assured, Whiteflash is here for you and has covered all your bases. Below, we explore the benefits of lab-grown diamonds and delve into the availability of these remarkable stones. Discover the brilliance of lab-grown diamonds in Houston with Whiteflash.

Is a Lab Grown Diamond a Real Diamond?

Yes, a lab-grown diamond is real, it is a true synthetic diamond. A lab-grown diamond has essentially the same chemical, physical and optical properties as a natural Earth-grown diamond - right down to its basic crystal lattice of carbon atoms. This opens up a world of possibilities. Using a lab-created diamond in a piece of fine jewelry is possible in any design that allows for a center diamond.
Laboratory grading reports are issued for lab-grown diamonds in much the same way as natural diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are graded by a variety of major gem labs, including the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the International Gemological Institute (IGI), HRD Antwerp, and the Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL).
Both mined and lab-grown diamonds are graded similarly in terms of color, cut, and clarity. A lab-grown diamond can be purchased online just like a natural diamond - you don’t necessarily have to go to a brick-and-mortar store or outlet to do so. Further, high quality lab-grown diamonds are now available for just about any budget.
Whiteflash Precision Lab Grown Diamonds offer superior color, clarity, and precision cutting when compared to commercial quality lab grown diamonds as well as many natural diamonds. Check out our page about natural vs lab-grown diamonds if you'd like to learn more.

How Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Made?

A major advantage of lab grown diamonds is that they’re created by using innovative technology that mimics diamond formation. It’s a tremendous pro that lab-grown diamonds have essentially the same chemical, physical and optical properties as natural diamonds.
Even a gemologist is challenged to be able to distinguish between lab-grown and natural diamonds without the appropriate expertise and equipment.
The two primary methods for creating synthetic diamonds are High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).
Lab Grown CVD Diamond Rough
Lab Grown HPHT Diamond Rough
Natural Diamond Rough
Since 1950, HPHT has been used to grow diamonds - the Earth's pressure and temperature beneath the crust where diamonds are formed are mimicked in the lab to crystalize carbon and grow diamonds. HPHT requires a huge metal press weighing many tons. A diamond seed crystal is the starting point for both HPHT and CVD growth. By introducing gas such as methane into a vacuum chamber and breaking it down with microwaves, carbon atoms accumulate onto a diamond seed and a CVD synthetic diamond is formed.
It takes anywhere from a few days to many weeks for lab diamonds to be produced. As a result of this significant difference in timeline (compared to a natural diamond), gem laboratories are able to identify different crystal structures and strain patterns in lab-grown diamonds. In addition, it reduces the price significantly.
To unleash its inner beauty and brilliance, lab diamonds are cut and polished the same way as mined diamonds. An expert craftsman shapes and facets of the diamond, enhancing its appearance giving it scintillation and fire. Learn more about the captivating process of creating lab-grown diamonds, here.

Benefits of Lab-Grown Diamonds in Houston

Lab-grown diamonds have transformed the jewelry industry, offering an affordable alternative to mined diamonds.
1.01 ct E VS1 Round Cut Precision Lab Grown Diamond
1.01 ct E VS1 Round Cut Precision Lab Grown Diamond
With their outstanding quality and beauty, lab-grown diamonds have become a popular choice for those seeking a cost-effective and elegant symbol of love and commitment. We’ve discussed some of the major benefits below, but also encourage you to take a look at the rest of our lab-grown diamond content for further education.

Exceptional Quality

The best lab-grown diamonds are renowned for their exceptional quality. Every lab-grown diamond at Whiteflash undergoes rigorous testing and grading to ensure it meets the highest standards.
With advanced technology and skilled craftsmanship, lab-grown diamonds exhibit remarkable clarity, color, and brilliance.
At Whiteflash, our lab-grown diamonds are carefully crafted for exceptional cut quality and outstanding light performance. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Afterall, that is what we have always been known for in natural diamonds.

Affordability

Lab-grown diamonds are much more affordable compared to their mined counterparts. Due to their controlled production process, lab-grown diamonds eliminate the uncertainties associated with mining, resulting in lower costs and pricing.
This affordability means lab-grown diamonds are accessible for just about any budget, allowing you to splurge on designer settings, bigger sizes and top cut quality.

Greater Design Possibilities

Lab-grown diamonds provide endless design possibilities for jewelry. Due to their availability in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors, you can create a truly unique and personalized piece that reflects your style and preferences.
With the help of Whiteflash's expert designers and craftsmen, you can bring your vision to life and adorn yourself or your loved one with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
The number of unique, customizable diamond options for diamond devotees has never been greater. There is no limit to what can be done here. Any jewelry designs in which diamonds can be set, lab-created diamonds can be used instead.
Take a look at some of our stunning designer collections - many can be set with lab-grown diamonds and are available to see in our Houston showroom. From the exquisite and spirited Tacori to the exceptional workmanship of Simon G, explore the beautiful designer brands below to maximize the beauty and impressiveness of your lab diamond.
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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)
Price:
$3,490.00
*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
Price:
$3,000.00
*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
Price:
$1,830.00
*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
Price:
$1,800.00
*Center diamond not included in price
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Transparent and Certified

At Whiteflash, we believe in complete transparency and provide comprehensive grading reports for our lab-grown diamonds. Each diamond is accompanied by a certification from reputable gemological laboratories, assuring you of its quality.
Our Round Brilliant Precision Lab diamonds feature grading reports from IGI Laboratories verifying that they are Hearts and Arrows and that no post-growth treatment has been applied. Laboratory-created diamonds are inscribed LG with their report numbers - they stand on their own, and their purpose is not to pass off as natural diamonds.
In case you are interested in something else besides what you see on our site, please inquire. On request, we can provide lab-created diamonds in a variety of shapes and sizes. Transparency facilitates your decision-making and enables you to appreciate the true value of your purchase.
Another question you may have is how do they compare to Earth-mined diamonds? We discussed the pros and cons of choosing lab-grown diamonds (and what to look out for) in depth.

Availability in Houston: Where Can I Purchase Lab-Grown Diamonds?

As a viable and real alternative to earth-mined diamonds, lab diamonds are sure to remain popular .Whiteflash offers the finest lab-created diamonds in its Precision Lab category to cater to customers looking for lab-grown diamonds in the Houston area and beyond. As a result of our expertise in cut quality, we stock the most desirable lab diamonds available today.
They are certified Hearts and Arrows Ideal Cut diamonds and are all at the top of the scale in terms of color and clarity (DEFG color VVS1 -VS1). Whiteflash Precision Lab Grown Diamonds with their precision cutting and top color and clarity, are actually superior to most natural diamonds in the market!
The Whiteflash jewelry store is located on the southwest side of Houston at 2150 Town Square Place, Suite 330, Sugar Land, Texas 77479 in the Sugar Land Town Square Minute Maid building on the third floor. Open to the public on weekdays from 10am – 5pm, no appointment is necessary, but it is recommended as this allows our staff to prepare for your visit and give you a very efficient and personalized experience.
We are consistently recognized as the best jewelry store in Houston by the Better Business Bureau and have received BBB Award of Distinction every year since 2004. As a result of focusing on quality and the customer experience, Whiteflash has received thousands of glowing testimonials from third parties, including Google and Yelp.
Whether you visit our showroom or explore our online selection, the perfect diamond jewelry is waiting for you at Whiteflash. Please feel free to contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable diamond consultants today for more information about lab grown diamonds.

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