Lab-Created Diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as earth mined diamonds. The same skilled cutters that facet earth mined stones also cut Lab-Created Diamonds.
Lab-Created diamonds are identical to mined diamonds; sharing the same physical, chemical and optical properties. Both are faceted and polished in the same manner by skilled diamond cutters. The only difference is origin.
Lab-Created diamonds are a commitment to the sustainability of natural systems and our environment, allowing future generations to have the natural resources they need.
The guaranteed origin of a Lab-Created diamond ensures that you have a truly conflict-free diamond.
Eco-conscious Created in a facility with advanced technology, our Lab-Created diamonds have far less direct impact on the environment than mined diamonds.
Created diamonds are certified by the same leading independent gemological labs, using the same criteria, and the same grading standards as mined diamonds.
The girdle of each lab-created diamond is laser-inscribed with the unique, corresponding grading report number to properly identify your Lab-Created diamond and confirm its guaranteed origin.
*Lab-Created diamonds over 0.25 carats are laser-inscribed on the girdle of the stone.
Only .01% of the world's diamonds meet Van Gundy Diamonds; standards for pure sourcing and exceptional quality.
A diamond’s crystal structure is formed from a single element: carbon. Typically
a diamond is 99.95% pure carbon and 0.05% trace elements, or
impurities, that aren’t part of its essential chemistry.
Both Lab-Created and mined diamonds are scientifically classified by “type”.
The “type” is determined by the level and variety of the chemical
impurities present in the diamond crystal.
Type IIa diamonds lack these chemical impuites and they also tend to have fewer inclusions;
making them the purest form of diamond available.
“Mined diamonds represent more than 7 times the level of impact as compared to Created diamonds. - ” Environmental Impact Assessment, Frost & Sullivan Report (Nov. 2014)
1000s of acres of soil is moved while mining diamonds 98 square feet / carat
No soil movement .076 square feet / carat
High Air Pollution 2,011 ounces / carat
Negligible Air Pollution .001 ounces / carat
Gallons of Water Used 127 gallons / carat
Water Usage is Lower by a Factor of 7 18 gallons / carat
High Risk Work Environment 8 days / 100 employees per year
High Employee Safety Standards 0 days / 100 employees per year
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