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Yes, lab-created diamonds will test positive on a diamond tester. Despite being grown by scientists in a lab rather than forming in the earth's crust, lab diamonds are genuine diamonds. They share the same chemical and optical properties as natural diamonds.

Expert gemologists cannot tell the difference between the two with the naked eye. A lab diamond can only be distinguished from mined diamonds using specialized equipment that can detect the minor differences in trace elements and crystal growth.

No, moissanite is a different mineral and stone than lab-created diamonds, with a completely different look and hardness rating.

We do not work with moissanite for any of our jewelry or engagement rings.

Lab diamonds are commonly created using two methods: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). CVD, a newer technology, is the preferred method for producing high-quality, genuine diamonds. We exclusively use lab diamonds grown through the CVD process.

Typically, it takes about a month to grow a 1-carat CVD diamond, though the growth period can vary for each diamond.

The growth process begins with a thin 'seed' diamond placed inside a chamber and exposed to high temperatures. A carbon-rich gas mixture is then introduced into the chamber and ionized to break down its molecular bonds, allowing pure carbon to adhere to the seed diamond. As the carbon accumulates, it forms atomic bonds with the seed, resulting in the growth of a new, larger diamond identical to those found in nature.

This method is used to grow all of our lab diamond center stones, which are exclusively used for our engagement rings.

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Lab diamonds are chemically and optically identical to natural diamonds. The main distinction between lab-grown diamonds and earth-mined diamonds is their origin. Even expert gemologists cannot distinguish between them with the naked eye, and lab diamonds test positive on diamond testers.

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