Lab Grown Diamonds | Lealor, Inc. Exclusive Jeweler in Los Angeles, CA

Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds that are created in a laboratory using advanced technology. These diamonds are produced by simulating the same high-pressure, high-temperature conditions found deep within the Earth's mantle, where natural diamonds are formed. There are 2 common methods of growing diamonds: 1) High pressure-high temperature (HPHT) 2) chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds and have historically been referred to as "cultured" or "synthetic" diamonds. However, they are not the same as synthetic diamond simulants such as cubic zirconia or moissanite, which are created to resemble diamonds but are not made of the same material.

In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a set of official guidelines which outlines the use of terms used to describe the origin of diamonds. This guidance declared that lab grown diamonds are equal to mined diamonds and should be described to consumers in the same way. FTC’s guidance requires marketers to use the term “cultured,” “created,” or “laboratory-created” diamonds when advertising these stones, as well as other terms that clearly communicate that the diamonds are not mined from the earth. This guidance was intended to ensure consumers are informed when making their diamond purchasing decisions.