What are lab-grown diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds.
They are chemically, physically and optically the same as natural diamonds.
They sparkle the same way, have the same colour and clarity grading system, and are the hardest substance on earth.
What are the differences between lab-grown and natural diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds cost significantly less as compared to natural diamonds.
This means you can get a bigger and better diamond for your budget.
For the conscious consumer, they are conflict-free and are sustainably grown in state-of-the-art facilities.
Can anyone tell that I'm wearing a lab-grown diamond?
Nope, not unless you tell them!
Expert gemologists, too, are not able to tell a lab-grown diamond apart from a natural diamond with the naked eye.
Most natural diamonds contain tiny amounts of nitrogen, while lab-grown diamonds do not. This is how gemologists identify lab-grown diamonds in a lab.
As lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds are indistinguishable, many couples feel there's no reason to pay more money for a natural one.
Our lab-grown diamonds come with IGI certification.
All of Florentine's lab-grown diamonds of 1-carat and above come with IGI certification.
IGI grading reports are recognized around the world as a global standard of excellence.
IGI gives out specific grades on important features like colour and clarity.
By having this certificate, you can compare lab-grown diamonds more easily to determine which stone gives you the most beauty for your budget.
Why not use GIA certification?
GIA, the gold standard for natural diamonds, does not give colour or clarity grades for lab-grown diamonds.
Instead, they give a range, such as H-J for colour.
This range does not give you a specific grading, which makes it difficult to compare lab-grown diamonds and know what you're truly getting.
That's why lab-grown diamonds with a GIA certificate aren't really an option.
IGI, on the other hand, gives out detailed grades for lab-grown diamonds. For lab-grown diamonds, IGI is the most thorough grading entity.