Are lab-grown diamonds fake diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds - the only difference between lab-grown diamonds and earth-grown diamonds is their origin.
Are lab-grown diamonds graded differently?
The GIA grades lab-grown diamonds with a more general description of color and clarity. For example, a report will not assign a diamond a specific color grade; instead, it will indicate if the diamond is colorless, near colorless, or faint yellow. Clarity grades are also assigned more loosely - for example, a diamond will receive a Very Slightly Included grade rather than VS1 or VS2.
At Ritani, our lab-grown diamonds are graded by the IGI, GCAL, and HRD. They receive grading based on their 4 Cs, so you will know the exact color and clarity grade of your diamond.
Can you insure a lab-grown diamond?
Yes, lab-grown diamonds can be insured. Lab-grown diamonds will generally cost less to insure than an earth-grown diamond as they are less valuable. We recommend insuring your valuable and sentimental pieces of jewelry in case of loss or theft. You can read more about jewelry insurance here.
Do lab-grown diamonds have resale value?
Since lab-grown diamonds are relatively new to the market, it isn't really certain whether or not they will have resale value. We recommend viewing lab-grown diamond jewelry as a gift rather than an investment.
Do lab-grown diamonds get cloudy over time?
No - because they are chemically, physically, and optically natural diamonds, they will retain their beauty.