Clayfield Jewellery is proud to have begun developing a small range of lab-grown diamonds. They are a great alternative to their natural counterpart for a number of reasons including quality, budget and sustainability.

Lab-grown diamonds are made from carbon, which is the same element that natural diamonds are made of. With identical chemical and optical characteristics to natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are rated a 10 of the Mohs scale of hardness. The only difference between lab-grown and natural diamonds is where they are grown.

Whilst diamond mining becomes less sustainable, lab-grown diamonds are grown with electronically produced heat and pressure, mimicking the natural processes but with little impact on the environment. Lab-grown diamonds are vegan friendly since they don’t impact any of the ecosystems that can sometimes be affected by natural diamonds. With so many natural diamonds in the world, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the origin, which some diamond connoisseurs prefer to know. With lab-grown diamonds, it’s easy to track the diamond’s journey from creation to purchase.

There is also the ability to control the environment in which the diamonds are grown, therefore the best possible diamonds are created. Diamonds are full of unique features, and lab-grown are no different, they still vary in colour and clarity depending on the conditions. However, imperfections can be grown out during the process to create a cleaner, rough stone. With no impurities, the diamond is going to be brighter, better and whiter to the point that many lab-grown diamonds receive higher purity ratings than their natural counterparts.

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One of the key benefits to lab-grown diamonds is the price. They can cost almost four times less than a natural diamond. So you can find the perfect diamond with better colour, clarity and carat that fits within your budget. Lab-grown diamonds are perfect for couples eager to put aside savings for their future lives together whilst finding the ring of their dreams without compromising their savings.

Get in touch with the Clayfield Jewellery team today. We cater to all budgets and styles and can work with you to create the perfect piece of jewellery with our range of lab-grown diamonds.