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Mined Vs. Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds have increased in popularity over the past 10 years. We’ve also seen a big jump in their quality.

Things We Like About Lab-Grown Diamonds


Lab-grown diamonds are definitely more budget friendly.

They’re Still Diamonds

You are still getting a diamond with lab-grown diamonds and they follow the four C’s (see below). Lab-grown diamonds also come with their own certification. There’s no difference to the naked eye.

Socially & Environmentally Responsible

Lab-grown diamonds are often grown in the United States and you are not contributing to the destruction of forests and natural habitats. We all saw Blood Diamond. Lab grown diamonds are conflict free.

Things We Like About Mined Diamonds


One concern with lab-grown diamonds is that they will bring the value of mined diamonds down, but for now, mined diamonds are highly valued. Mined diamonds are also the going preference for heirloom jewelry.

They’ve Got History

There’s something really magical and beautiful about the process of naturally forming a diamond. Even the imperfections and variations add character and personality.