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WHAT ARE LAB GROWN DIAMONDS?

why we love lab grown diamonds

MINE-FREE

Lab grown diamonds are created by scientists above the ground, completely eliminating the negative environmental effects of diamond mining.

COMPOSITION

Lab grown diamonds are 100% real diamonds that are the same chemically, physically, and optically to their mined couterparts.

VALUE

Lab grown diamonds are 30-40% less than mined diamonds of the same quality which means you can get a bigger, nicer diamond with the same budget.

HOW ARE GROWN DIAMONDS GRADED?

Mine-free diamonds are graded exactly the same and diamonds that are mined from the earth. Each of our lab grown diamond center stones come with a third party grading report from either IGI or GCAL and even include a laser inscribed serial number that acts as your diamond's fingerprint. Below is an outline of the 4c's and how each important quality factor is graded.

Cut

The cut of the diamond is the most important factor because it directly affects the overall beauty the most. Cut measures how well the diamond facets interact with the light. The better the cut, the more sparkle you'll enjoy. Round shape is the only shape to receive an official cut grade and we only sell Ideal of Excellent Cut diamonds. Shapes other than round are carefully inspected by one of our diamond experts to ensure that the proportions and facet alignment are exceptional.

Clarity

Clarity measures how many internal characteristics are visible in the diamond. These inclusions and blemishes can often affect the overall beauty of the diamond giving it a peppered or cloudy appearance. Your diamond from Taylor Custom Rings will be at least VS-2 in clarity to ensure that no internal characteristics are visible to the naked eye. In fact, even under magnification it will be very difficult to spot any inclusions.

Color

The color grade of a diamond is based on the absence of color. A perfectly colorless diamond shows no hue, like a drop of pure water. Most lab grown diamonds range from H-K color and show slight yellow, brown, green, or blue, though yellow is the most common hue. All Taylor Custom Rings' diamonds are guaranteed to be at least G color to ensure no visible color.

Carat Weight

What is Moissanite?

Value

Moissanite is the best diamond alternative because of it's striking beauty and low cost relative to a diamond of the same size.

DURABILITY

Moissanite is a 9.25 on moh's scale making it an heirloom gemstone suitable to pass down from generation to generation.

MINE-FREE

Moissanite is a lab-grown gemstone void of the negative environmental impacts that mining has on the earth.