Every diamond grown by Diamond Elements has been analysed and graded by either the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the International Gemological Institute (IGI). These two laboratories are among the most respected laboratories in the diamond industry, and are known for their consistency and unbiased diamond grading systems. Diamonds that are accompanied by these grading reports are the most highly valued in the industry.
Our lab created diamonds display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds, and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle. Using a jewelry loupe, man-made diamonds are nearly impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds. Lab diamonds may exhibit different trace elements than natural diamonds that do not affect the appearance of the diamond. Lab diamonds can be distinguished from natural diamonds only with tests using specialized equipment. Lab created diamonds available for purchase should always come with a gem certification identifying them as laboratory-grown.