Lab Created Diamond : Round, Bright & Brilliant
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The beauty of a diamond is eternal, transcending time and cultures to arguably become the world’s most iconic stone. Used endlessly as a centre stone, less appreciation is given to the importance of round, brilliant side stones that flank green emeralds, surround sapphires or shimmer against rubies.
Diamond side stones are what make our favourite, most luxurious jewellery shine brighter, providing beautiful contrast and added glamour.
But, you already know getting your hands on high-quality side stones is difficult.
Natural stones are harder and harder to come by, and the lab-grown market is just as difficult to navigate with resellers and manufacturers flooding the market with diamonds that vary in grade, quality and price.
If you get stuck with lab-grown diamond side stones that aren’t the right cut or size, you can’t bring your designs to life. Worse, poor-quality diamonds that look dull and lifeless can completely discredit the reputation you worked so hard to build.
So if you want reliable access to top-quality, round, brilliant-cut diamonds and to lead the market with luxury, sustainable jewellery, you’re going to want to learn about how BIRON®’s lab-grown stones can transform your business.
The BIRON® Difference
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Upon first glance of a BIRON® lab-grown diamond stone, all you will notice is its adamantine lustre.
But behind that stone is a laboratory that can create high-quality round diamonds that are perfectly suited to be the most brilliant side stones. What’s more, our reliable supply chain ensures you will always have the stones you need to bring your designs to life.
Your current customers will love gaining access to such high-quality, sustainable diamonds.
And you can now attract new customers who increasingly value ethically sourced and sustainable gems.
Backed by 35-years of experience in gemstones sourcing, we are trusted by clients all over the world for both our gemstone and business integrity — inspecting each and every diamond before delivery so that you can stay true to your art and fulfil your orders.
Make Your Jewels Stand Out
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Round, brilliant-cut side stone diamonds make your jewels stand out. More so when they are bright, colourless and free of inclusions.
Now, you can source the highest quality side stone diamonds for all of your jewellery…
With the help of BIRON®, you can now secure the premium, lab-grown side stone diamonds that your new, discerning and eco-conscious customer craves for every occasion.
Get in touch with our specialists today to learn more about how BIRON® can transform your business.
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More About Lab Created Diamond
What is a white diamond?
A white diamond is the hardest substance on earth made up of carbon atoms. Diamonds are 58 times harder than any material in nature. Only another diamond can create a scratch on a diamond.
White diamonds are colourless, and one in every 10,000 diamonds may be a naturally coloured diamond. The more intense the colour, the rarer and more valuable the diamond. Diamonds are most popular for their frequent use by jewellery brands, designers and retailers to create exquisite jewellery and engagement rings.
Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April and are associated with sixtieth and seventieth anniversaries. Carat weight impacts the price of white diamonds the most and clarity impacts diamonds more than colour. When it comes to cut, symmetry and proportion are important for maximising the brilliance. Round cuts are popular for both white and coloured diamonds.
Coloured diamonds are rarer while white, colourless diamonds can be more easily mined or lab-grown. Diamonds are always valued on a balance of the 4 Cs but there is no formula for calculation.
Canadian diamond rough. Photo credit: GIA
What are lab-grown diamonds?
Alrosa’s Jubilee pipe in northeast Russia. Photo credit: Alrosa/MINING.COM
Lab-grown diamonds are man-made diamonds that are grown in a laboratory under controlled conditions. The chemical, physical and optical properties are identical to their natural counterparts made up of carbon atoms, making diamonds created in a lab real. Artificially created processes can make synthetic diamonds that have little inclusions. These diamonds are eco-friendly gemstones and humane as they are unmined.
Natural diamonds are found in the earth and mined. They are formed through natural processes that involve high temperature and pressure deep below the earth’s surface. Different impurities result in different colour and clarity.
What are the benefits of created diamonds?
Artificial diamonds created in a lab can capture the colourless nature of a white diamond to its fullest. The hard durability that is known for is created through lab-grown processes, which also affect carat weight, clarity and cut. Loose stones made are usually between one to two carats, the most popular size range in the market.
Man-made diamonds ensure demand is met for wholesalers, suppliers, retailers, jewellery brands and designers. It can be created in bulk and at a lower cost that does not affect the earth, so the supply chain is shortened. The same chemical composition and other properties as those of a natural diamond are retained, so factory-grown diamonds are real and are more cost-effective. They make less impact on the environment and provide greater transparency on how they were created humanely.
Lab-grown diamond ring was auctioned for $461,250 at Sotheby’s in 2018. Photo credit: SOTHEBY’S
How are artificial diamonds made?
A CVD (left), HPHT (middle) and natural diamond crystal (right). Photo credit: GIA
Synthetic diamonds can be made in a laboratory through two processes, but the method currently used is chemical vapour deposition (CVD). The end result possesses chemical composition and other properties that are identical to those of a natural diamond. CVD roughs are used more for cutting larger stones as they can be thicker.
High pressure, high temperature (HPHT) is another process specifically for growing diamonds, harnessing the power of lower temperatures to form diamonds on a “seed” crystal. Both high and low temperatures are used in a vacuum chamber that releases carbon atoms through a chemical process. With combined high pressure, carbon is dissolved and diamond growth is promoted. HPHT roughs usually only produce cut stones under half a carat.
FAQs on Lab Made Diamond
Are lab-grown diamonds real?
Yes. White diamonds that are manufactured and created in a laboratory are made up of the same chemical properties as natural diamonds. They have the same optics, physical properties and chemical composition as a natural diamond.
Are lab-created diamonds valuable?
Yes. Cultivated diamonds are equally valuable for their hard durability and range of colours. Carat weight, clarity, cut and colour can be achieved in greater quantities that cater to designers, jewellery brands and retailers for the engagement ring industry.
Cultured diamonds created through man-made processes can be 100% consistent with naturally-mined diamonds. These diamonds are at a fraction of the price and have strong roots in eco-sustainability and humanitarianism.
Are lab diamonds as durable as mined diamonds?
Yes. Diamonds grown in a laboratory have the exact same durability as that of natural diamonds. Their chemical composition and physical properties are identical, so their durability is exactly the same.
Do manufactured diamonds contain inclusions?
Cultured diamonds that are grown in a controlled environment can be eye-clean or with inclusions just the same as natural diamonds.
How can we help you?
Whether you wish to create your first ethical and sustainable jewellery brand or enrich your current collections, we are here to help.