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Lab grown diamonds are priced up to 40-60% less, and free of any environmental or humanitarian concerns.

INDISTINGUISHABLE

Lab grown diamonds are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds.

HUMANITARIAN

Every lab grown diamond purchased aids in removing the need for conflict in the traditional diamond market.

Exceptional selection. Unbeatable service.

As the first business in Central Alberta and largest quantity of selling lab diamomds, CJL Diamonds has the largest selection of exceptional created diamonds that are affordably priced and guaranteed conflict-free.

What are lab grown diamonds?

Lab grown diamonds (also called lab created, man made, engineered, synthetic or cultured diamonds) are in fact chemically, optically and physically identical to earth mined diamonds, but are more ethical, and affordable than any earth mined diamond. We're replicating the earth's natural process by crystallizing carbon in a modern-day lab environment into brilliant diamonds that are priced up to 40%-60% less, and are free of any environmental or humanitarian concerns.

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Are lab created diamonds real?

Yes! It's a fact that lab created diamonds are real diamonds, identical in every way (but the price!) to mined diamonds. Not to be confused with cubic zirconia or a "look-a-like" diamond, lab grown diamonds are 100% pure crystallized carbon. Think of it as making ice in your modern-day freezer versus getting it from a glacier; both are frozen H2O regardless of the origin. We are crystalizing carbon into stunning rough diamonds that are then cut, polished and graded just like earth mined diamonds. Lab created carry the same optical, physical and chemical properties. They have the same refractive index, dispersion, and hardness, and are graded to the same standards as mined diamonds by leading independent gemological institutes including IGIGIA and GCAL.

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How much are lab-created diamonds?

On average, lab grown diamonds are priced 40-60% less than an equivalent quality earth mined diamond. However,  prices will vary based on the diamond’s 4C’s – cut, clarity, colour, and carat.


The difference in price is because the supply chain is so much shorter. Earth-mined diamonds can travel to 5 countries and touch 20 hands before it reaches the end consumer, but lab-created diamonds go from labs to casting house, to you.

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How are lab grown diamonds made?

Grown diamonds are made one of two ways - either through High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT), or through Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). The majority of CJL’s diamonds are grown using CVD which has been the most successful in producing higher quality diamonds.

High Pressure High Tempurature (HPHT)
HPHT recreates the natural growing environment found within the earth. This process is best suited for producing gem quality diamonds to be set in finished jewelry.

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
Scientists start by cutting a small piece of carbon, known as a seed. It is placed in a low-pressure microwave chemical vapor deposition (CVD) chamber.  Within 6 - 12 weeks, a sizeable rough diamond is formed. It is then cut, polished and graded by the same world-renowned labs that certify earth-mined diamonds.

FAQ's

WHAT ARE THE QUALITY GRADES OF LAB GROWN DIAMONDS?

Our collection of lab grown diamonds are available up to IF in clarity, D in color, Ideal in cut, with large carat weights in all shapes, including round, rose, emerald, cushion, oval, oval rose, heart, princess, trillion, and radiant. Limited quantity fancy colors are available in yellow, blue, pink, and green and fancy shapes such as triangle and hexagon.

WHAT IS THE RESALE VALUE OF A LAB GROWN DIAMOND?

There are many ways to tell the difference between a fake diamond and the real thing. Turns out, the definition of a real diamond is not linked to origin (earth vs lab), but rather by its characteristics. Lab created or man made diamonds have been created replicating the earth's natural process, and will pass a diamond tester because of their identical characteristics.

DO ALL LAB GROWN DIAMONDS LOOK ALIKE?

No. A lot of people think we can program the process to create a specific diamond grade and carat size that are the same each time, but we can’t. We are simply putting the right conditions together but then nature takes it from there. Just like with earth-mined diamonds, there will be variances in color, clarity and carat size.

CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EARTH MINED VS MAN MADE?

Lab grown diamonds are indistinguishable from earth mined diamonds, even under a microscope, according to the Gemological Institute of America.

ARE LAB CREATED DIAMONDS GRADED AND CERTIFIED?

All CJL lab created diamonds over 0.5ct are graded the same way earth mined diamonds are and come with a grading certificate.

ARE LAB CREATED DIAMONDS GRADED AND CERTIFIED?

Unlike earth mined diamonds, our lab grown diamonds are created without negatively harming native communities, society or the Earth. Lab grown diamonds are seven times less impactful to the environment than mined diamonds, use significantly less resources and emit a fraction of the air pollution."

DOES LAB CREATED OR MAN MADE DIAMOND MEAN FAKE?

There are many ways to tell the difference between a fake diamond and the real thing. Turns out, the definition of a real diamond is not linked to origin (earth vs lab), but rather by its characteristics. Lab created or man made diamonds have been created replicating the earth's natural process, and will pass a diamond tester because of their identical characteristics.

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