Lab Grown Diamonds

Would you ever consider an IVF diamond?

Like the name suggests these are 100% diamond they are lab grown ~ just as an IVF baby starts their life! Lab grown diamonds, or as we like to call them IVF Diamonds are NOT fake or inferior in any way, they are NOT cubic zirconia. They have all the same physical and chemical properties of a mined diamond.

Scientists have developed a controlled environment that simulates a diamonds growth below the earths surface, therefore IVF Diamonds have the identical crystal structure, the same optical properties and the exact durability as mined diamonds.

IVF diamonds have one~of~a~kind inclusions and are individually unique, just like a mined diamond. They hold the exact same flash, fire and brilliance as mined diamonds ~


So what is the difference?

IVF Diamonds are not only conflict free and environmentally friendly but your budget will stretch a lot further when purchasing an IVF Diamond. While a lab grown diamond has the same costs when it comes to cutting, polishing and certification it ultimately touches less hands during its formation, making them significantly less expensive. Mined diamonds go through many hands in their supply chain, each making a profit and increasing the market cost.

IVF Diamonds are graded and certified using the same process as mined diamonds.

They are evaluated using the exact same stringent 4c’s of cut, clarity, colour and carat. Each diamond is certified and laser inscribed with their own unique gemmological ID.

IVF Diamonds are a sustainable option when shopping for a diamond, whether it be an engagement ring or dress ring they are worth considering.

Here at Troy O’Brien Jewellery we are happy to offer our customers every option available when searching for their perfect diamond ~ whether it be a traditional mined diamond or an IVF diamond the choice is completely yours, we are here to help guide you through the choices available.

Call us on 9908 3130 or email to make your appointment today and we can show you the options, guide you through your choices and ensure your perfect purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Lab grown Diamonds are real and are not fake or imitation diamond. Lab grown diamonds, just like mined diamonds are 100% carbon and have the exact same chemical properties as a mined diamond. Lab grown diamonds are grown by recreating the natural conditions of pressure, heat and carbon found underneath the Earth that result in diamond growth.

A lab grown diamond begins with a fine slither of earth-grown diamond material that is then fast-tracked in a lab created environment to simulate the pressure, heat and carbon found in a natural environment. We compare the process to that of an IVF baby, the life may begin in a controlled lab environment but each grows with its own individual characteristics and imperfections and cannot be differentiated from a naturally conceived baby. While the environment may be controlled the growth of each diamond is completely unique.

The only difference between lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds is their origin. Lab grown diamonds are not cubic zirconias, they are not polished glass or some other material designed to replicate diamond, they are chemically identical to a mined diamond.

No. Lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds look the same, even to a trained eye. Traditional jewellers tools such as microscopes, loupes and even specialised diamond testing equipment cannot detect the difference, but all lab grown diamonds above 0.50ct are all graded by a registered third party and certified as a lab grown diamond with a microscopic laser inscription on their girdle. A jeweller can utilise equipment to read this inscription and identify the stone as lab grown.

A ‘Lab Diamond’ is just like a Natural Diamond, except instead of growing in the Earth, they grow in a lab. There is no visual difference in Lab Created Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds. They sparkle the same, have the same regulations of colour and clarity and are available in all the same size and shapes as natural diamonds.

Not only are Lab Grown Diamonds as durable as natural stones, but they are also chemically, optically, thermally and visually identical to earth-mined diamonds. Exactly as a mined diamond does a Lab grown Diamond really will last forever, and there is nothing that will dull the shine or interfere with the brilliance of these diamonds.

Many traditional jewellers tell customers that lab-grown diamonds have absolutely no value, but this could not be further from the truth. Most earth-mined diamonds have resale value, and most lab-grown diamonds will have a resale value as well.


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