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:
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.