Why lab-grown diamonds in Dia Reale?
As today’s consumers are more conscious of the environmental and social impact of their purchase decisions, lab-grown diamonds become a more sustainable and ethical alternative to diamonds that are mined from the Earth.
They are eco-friendly
Lab-grown diamonds, as the name suggests, are created in the laboratory under controlled conditions that help to reduce the impact on the environment, for example water and energy usage, waste production and carbon emission. Compared to traditional diamond mining that requires heavy machinery and explosives to dig deep into the Earth, lab-grown diamonds are the more eco-friendly option to go for.
They are conflict-free
Lab-grown diamonds are truly conflict-free diamonds with no connection with terror or rebel groups funding, illegal diamond trading, forced labour and human right violations, whilst giving the reassurance of the origin of the diamonds and an ethical and conflict-free production process.
They are fairly-priced
Speaking of pricing, lab-grown diamonds are often more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality, which makes it an ideal option for those on a budget and look for diamond jewellery that won’t break the bank.
The 4Cs of Diamond Quality
Since lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds, they undergo the same grading and certification process as natural mined diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are graded according to the same 4Cs of Diamond Quality, the universal method for assessing the quality of a diamond as created by the GIA.
“Carat” is the measurement of the weight of a diamond. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams, and each carat can be subdivided into 100 “points”. The weight of a diamond below one carat may be described by its “points” alone. For example, a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats may be referred to as a “twenty-five pointer”.
“Cut” refers to how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. It is about the quality of a diamond’s proportion, symmetry, and polish that determines the combination of brightness, fire, and scintillation. “Cut” is crucial to the final beauty and sparkle of a diamond.
“Clarity” denotes the degree of purity of a diamond, which is graded by identifying characteristics known as inclusions and blemishes under 10-power magnification. There are 6 categories in the GIA Clarity Scale, some of which are divided for a total of 11 specific grades.
“Colour” refers to the hue of the stone, which is graded by measuring the degree of colourlessness of a diamond under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions. The GIA’s colour grading scale assigns a letter grade from “D” (colourless) to “Z” (light yellow), with a spectrum of shadings in between. Diamonds graded “D” are the rarest.