Lab grown diamond engagement rings are fast-becoming a trend in the diamond market, with increased consumer interests in sustainability as well as a desire for larger, more impactful stones. Lab-grown or man-made diamonds are made in labs using a range of techniques.
Typically, a ‘diamond seed’, a very small part of a diamond, is used to grow a lab created diamond. These laboratories either replicate the high pressure and temperature found in the earth’s mantle where naturally-mined diamonds are formed, or they use superheated gas to grow the diamond. They’re often referred to using terms like cultured diamond, engineered diamond, man-made diamond or synthetic diamond.