Can we tell the difference between them?
All lab-created diamonds sold by Clear Brilliance are indistinguishable from mined diamonds, even by a trained gemologist or under a microscope.
How can we tell the quality of a lab-created diamond?
They are measured in the same way as mined diamonds with the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity and carat.
Are lab-created diamonds being graded and certified?
All leading gemological institutes offer grading reports on lab-created diamonds, including the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the International Gemological Institute (IGI). Diamonds less than 0.5 ct will not be graded. We do offer lab created diamonds that is greater than 0.5 ct with grading certificates from IGI. Please contact us for a custom order.
I see many other alternatives to mined diamonds at a lower price. Are they different?
Only lab-created diamonds are 100% pure crystalized carbon, which shares the same compositions as mined diamonds. You can see them being referred to as synthetic diamonds, lab diamonds, lab-grown diamonds or cultured diamonds.
Other popular alternatives that do not share the same compositions as mined diamonds (which is why they are sold at a lower price) are cubic zirconia, moissanite, simulated diamonds or diamond simulants etc.
Lab-created diamonds sound too good to be true. What's the catch here?
We understand where you are coming from. We've been there! The two main myths around diamonds are 1) People usually associate "man-made" with "fake". The truth is lab-created diamonds are diamonds that are identical to mined diamonds chemically, physically and optically. You can learn more here. 2) People think mined diamonds will appreciate in value over time. The truth is unless the mined diamond is from the Royal Family, it is very unlikely it will.
The only uncertainty about lab-created diamonds is whether it will hold its value should the supply increases in the future. All prices are determined by supply and demand. It is possible that you can get lab-created diamonds at a lower price in a few years if the supply outpaces the demand.
What type of shipping do you offer?
All our products come with free shipping. We are currently only shipping to the United States.
What's your return policy?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product in its original condition within 30 days of purchase. We will provide you with a free return shipping label and no other fees will be charged.
How do I start the return process?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the process.