Are lab grown diamonds certified like natural diamonds are?
If you (the reader) have gone through any of our other bits before, you would have realised that we consistently maintain- a diamond is a diamond, regardless of where it is grown. Logically, a lab grown diamond would be graded using the same rules as an earth mined one. The 4 Cs (Carat, Clarity, Colour, Cut) govern the grading, while we like to add a FIFTH C- Consciousness !
As far as third party accreditation goes, some of the best names in the diamond game put their own credibility on the certificates proudly as a "laboratory grown diamond" report. These include GCAL, GIA, IGI , HRD, SGL, and a few more.
Here is what one of the thought leaders, Mr. Chirag Soni, MD of SGL laboratories, has to say -
‘Lab-Grown Diamonds are no different than naturals chemically, physically & optically and hence the parameters for their evaluation are the same, i.e., the 4C's SGL is at the forefront of scientific diamond identification and analysis instrumentation. We use Raman Spectrometer, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) amongst other top-of-the-line devices and are proud to develop proprietary screening instruments like the DIASCREEN which is a next-gen AI tech for screening & analysis of diamonds’.
In my opinion, all diamonds should be third party graded as they are subject to the judgement of an individual. To bring credibility to the transaction, every Evermore jewellery piece is certified by an externally audited company to ensure the consumer is getting EXACTLY what they are paying for.
So to address the question, are lab grown diamonds certified ?
Yes Lab Grown diamonds are evaluated by the same grading standards used for natural diamonds, giving you essential information on cut, clarity, carat weight, and more. If you have a certificate, you can compare diamonds of the same quality side by side.