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First off, yes there’s nothing wrong with buying lab-grown diamonds on Amazon. They actually have tons of reputable jewelers selling real diamonds that are certified and guaranteed.

That is… If you know what to look for.

With lab-grown diamonds taking over the market, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to discuss purchasing these more inexpensive alternative diamonds, so you know what to buy, and what to pass-by.

Let’s get one thing straight, lab-grown diamonds are REAL diamonds. They are identical to natural diamonds (mined from the Earth) in every way. Lab-grown diamonds are just grown in a laboratory (usually using real diamond crystals), versus nature, which takes billions of years to create. The lab is much faster, and much more cheaper that anything Mother Nature can churn out.

Lab-grown diamonds are graded, rated, and certified just like any natural diamonds. They are virtually impossible to tell the difference between them. It’s like looking at 2 babies; 1 natural birth, and the other a test-tube baby. Trying to tell the difference between them is not going to happen. So these lab diamonds have the exact same flaws, imperfections, color hues, and blemishes as natural diamonds. The only difference between them is the price. They’re usually 50-60% less, which is why they are so popular right now.

When purchasing lab-grown diamonds, it’s important to make sure that the title and description says “Lab-Grown Diamond” or “Lab-Created Diamond“. This is crucial.

Just like these Lab-Grown Diamonds below:


It’s also wise to buy lab-grown diamonds that are certified. They don’t have to be certified, but if I were buying diamonds, I would want them with laminated official paperwork from a diamond grading company such as; GIA, IGI, EGL.

Now, when searching for lab-grown diamonds, there are a couple of things to look out for. Key words that may be red flags on deceiving items that may not be lab-grown, or real.

Look for these words:

  • Certified – that’s good!
  • 14k Gold – Highly recommended
  • Sterling Silver or .925 – Would not buy!!! Too soft, and it turns your skin green.
  • White Sapphire – Not a diamond, just a look-a-like
  • CZ or Cubic Zirconia – Fake synthetic diamond, don’t buy!
  • Moissanite – Silicon Carbide gemstone that looks like a diamond, I would skip these!
  • Natural Diamonds – This means it’s a real diamond from the Earth, would absolutely buy!
  • 14k Gold Plated – Plated jewelry is like costume jewelry, and the plating will wear off quickly. Don’t buy!
  • Synthetic Diamond – Not a real diamond. Synthetic is created to appear like the real thing, but it’s not. Don’t buy!
  • Lastly… The Price! If the price is really cheap cheap cheap, don’t buy it. Gold and lab-grown diamonds still cost good money.

See these examples below:

Dont Buy These Lab-Grown Diamonds On Amazon

So that’s how you can safely buy lab-grown diamonds from the biggest marketplace on Earth, and not be swindled or sold something fake or fraudulent.
If you have more tips and tricks to buying lab-grown diamonds on Amazon, or have questions about a certain item, let me know in the comments below.

Check out the lab-grown diamonds here on Amazon!

Cheers! :)

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  1. Two best indicators I find are PRICE, and SOURCE. If they claim to sell “lab grown stones” or even “lab grown diamonds” – I’ve seen both – but the price is under $100.00, or even under $500.00, run. Can’t be real diamond, either mined OR lab grown carbon based diamond for that kind of price, except maybe under 1/4 ct, and not great quality.

    Just about anything that comes from out of the country – mainly India – go elsewhere. They MAY be selling real lab grown diamonds, but again, based on their prices, and certification (or usually, lack of same) don’t go there. Would you really want to rely on someone half a world away for warranty issues (providing they offer one) or who must be contacted only by internet in an opposite time zone? And if there’s a genuine problem, you have to pay to have it shipped half way around the world, with unreliable tracking?

    And, READ FEEDBACK, no matter where it claims to be from. Other countries are not the only ones with people who misrepresent their merchandise. We have plenty of our own. And verify they are actually domestic. I ran across one seller the other day who claimed to be from Indiana. I live in Indiana, so just out of curiosity, I asked what part of Indiana? The answer I got said they had “an office” in Indiana, but their manufacturing is done in INDIA. I started looking at feedback, and found people who were talking about excessive delivery delays, including issues getting items through Customs! Nothing being dispatched from Indiana needs to get through Customs when sending items within the country of course.

    Get a feel for prices from local (USA) dealers, before you branch out looking for a cheaper “deal.” If you are wanting to buy a high quality, genuine carbon-based lab grown diamond, for something as important as an engagement ring, wedding band, really important earrings (not costume jewelry) then you will pay the price. High quality is not cheap, unless you are comparing with mined diamonds, in which case, a “cheap” price is relative. And compare per carat prices for mined diamonds with per carat prices for identical quality lab grown diamonds. Get a feel for the real differences. Then if you find something you think you like for $79.95, you’ll know for sure to ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♂️ RUN in the other direction as fast as you can, because that is NOT your target!!

    Just my semi-amateur take on the situation! Too bad mined diamonds didn’t have this competition when my engagement ring was selected (by both of us) back in the mid 70s! Even CZs were just edging into the market then, and were finding quite a fight from the diamond industry! Not that I’m complaining mind you, but I might have ended up with something just a little more eye-catching for the times! It doesn’t hurt to wear something that important in a size that’s a little easier to see! But, I’m satisfied with my little 1/4 carat diamond solitaire, and I’ve had fun having it restyled and reset in the years that followed. I would send you a picture or two if this would support such things, to show you what I’ve done with it.

    • Hello. Good tips on checking the feedback or reviews. Amazon does like to push bad reviews further down the review chain so they’re harder to find, but if a company misrepresents itself, then many people will say so. Price is much harder to judge, since a pair of half carat lab-grown diamond earrings (SI1, G) is only $495 at a local jeweler here. They’re very competitive, and the prices are really good. They sell 1 carat diamond studs for only $995. Great quality too. But seeing a 3 carat diamond tw ring, for only $73, would be a big eye-opener for me. It’s wise to compare many items, jewelers, and quality. :) -DD

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