Are moissanite diamonds real diamonds?

  • Are lab-grown diamonds real diamonds?

A question with a clear answer: Yes. Lab-grown diamonds are no different from mined diamonds. If you place a synthetic diamond next to a mined one of identical quality, no distinction can be made out, not even by trained experts.

And not only is the appearance absolutely identical, but also the chemical composition. This means that the created diamond is similar to the mined diamonds.

Diamonds grown in the laboratory are also certified by the same testing institutes GIA & IGI according to the same testing criteria.

  • How are diamonds created in the laboratory?

Diamonds created by AVALON are created using state-of-the-art CVD technology.

In the CVD method, a diamond seed crystal is placed in a vacuum chamber and carbon-containing gases are introduced into the chamber. The gases release carbon atoms, which are deposited on the surface of the diamond seed crystal. This is how a rough diamond grows, atom by atom.

  • Are there differences between natural and lab-grown diamonds?

Lab-grown diamonds are virtually indistinguishable from mined diamonds because they are chemically, physically and optically identical. Both types of diamonds offer the same impressive optical properties such as light refraction, hardness and shine, which make these gemstones so special and beautiful.

It takes highly qualified gemologists with specialized testing equipment to identify minimal differences in growth structure in some cases. There are no differences visible to the naked eye or to experts.

  • Are lab-grown diamonds flawless?

Laboratory-grown diamonds also differ in color, clarity and cut. Every single one is unique. Diamonds created by AVALON are evaluated and classified by independent gemological laboratories that also certify natural diamonds. The same strict standards are applied.

Diamonds created by AVALON have the highest color level (D-F, pure white) and are free of inclusions visible to the eye (VS+).

  • Are lab-grown diamonds stable in value?

The stability of the value of lab-grown diamonds is a frequently asked question, especially given the growing popularity of the environmentally friendly, high-quality alternative to mined diamonds.

Laboratory-grown diamonds are considered to have stable value. They are identical to mined diamonds in terms of chemical composition, optical properties and hardness, meaning they offer the same value and longevity. They are certified by the international testing institutes GIA and IGI according to the same criteria as mined diamonds.