Lab Grown Diamonds Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds that are grown using advanced technology. These diamonds hold the same exquisite physical, optical and chemical properties of mined diamonds, but are more sustainable and affordable. The differences between lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds can only be identified by gemologists using specialized equipment that measure chemical makeup and growth process.
The Process With the use of technology in highly-controlled laboratory environments, lab grown diamonds are created through replicating the conditions at the Earth’s mantle. Using a small diamond seed, rough diamonds grow through recreating the natural process. After the diamond grows, it is put through the same polishing and processes as a natural diamond.
Sustainability When diamonds are mined, not only are diamonds taken, but the resources surrounding the diamonds are also disrupted. Wildlife, vegetation and other environmental factors are all impacted. By choosing a lab grown diamond, natural diamond resources are left untouched and the surrounding ecosystems are able to flourish.
Diamond Upgrade At any time after purchasing your engagement ring (center diamond and mounting) at The Ring you are eligible for our diamond upgrade. This upgrade gives you the flexibility to go from a lab grown diamond to a mined diamond, a larger diamond, a diamond that has a better clarity or color grade, or any combination of the 4-Cs that make up the rarity value of a diamond. At the time of the upgrade you will get the full retail price back on your already purchased diamond to put towards the purchase of the new diamond; we only ask that the new diamond is $1 more than the one you are trading in. Any fluctuations in the diamond market do not affect your diamond’s value when upgrading.