Synthetic diamonds, once produced primarily for industrial purposes, are winning popularity in retail. Many diamond retailers are already interested in selling synthetic diamonds. Customers are interested in these diamonds, as well, thus several retailers have expanded their portfolio to include them into their choice of products. Synthetic diamonds are winning ever more importance on the market. This could easily be attributed to their excellent quality at low cost.
Technical development in production procedures is continually expanding the selection of sizes and quality to choose from, which in turn leads to an increase in demand. Colorless to near colorless synthetic diamonds are currently sold for about 40% of the price of natural diamonds of comparable qualities. Then there’s the scarcity: natural diamonds are rare, and at some point in the future the worldwide demand will no longer be met.
Finally: the size. Since a synthetic diamond costs on average 30-40% less than a natural diamond of the same size, why not choose a synthetic diamond of a larger size? Diamonds have found their way onto the market over the years.
For the most part, synthetic diamonds and natural diamonds possess the same crystalline structure, chemical composition and optical and physical properties. This makes it extremely difficult to differentiate between them.
Like natural diamonds, our lab-grown diamonds have received an individual IGI (International Gemological Institute) Certificate which includes an evaluation of their quality based on the four standardized criteria. It also contains information regarding their properties.
The quality of a polished diamond is assessed according to four criteria. These four “C’s” determine its worth: