Frequently Asked Questions
Grown diamonds are genuine diamonds. They do not originate in the gloomy depths of the earth and are not riddled with constant conflict with the environment, humans, or geopolitical tension. Grown diamonds are created by diamond alchemists in a cutting-edge technological facility. Diamond alchemists have mastered the art of replicating the earth's core, where diamonds are traditionally formed. Grown diamonds are aesthetically, physically, and chemically similar to mined diamonds, which is not surprising at all! However, grown diamonds are a more mindful choice, as your values and ethics remain uncompromised.
Grown diamonds are'Real and Precious Diamonds'.Gemologists with celebrated pedagogy can't tell the difference between a grown diamond and a mined diamond. Diamond testers and loupes recognise grown diamonds as diamonds. What's more? The Federal Trade Commission, USA, identifies grown diamonds and mined diamonds as just the same: DIAMONDS. The only thing that makes grown diamonds different is their origin.
The simple answer is a resounding NO. Grown diamonds are not the same as zirconia, American diamonds, or moissanite. Zirconia is a type of ceramic; Moissanite is a mineral; and American diamonds are a budget alternative made from zirconium dioxide. None of these are close to Grown Diamonds. The below tests help in assessing authenticity:
The Diamond Test
Cubic zirconia, American diamonds, and moissanite all fail the diamond test due to their chemical makeup and gemstone structure. When placed under a diamond tester, cubic zirconia, American diamonds, and moissanite all test as non-diamond.
While the untrained eye cannot distinguish between a diamond and other diamond simulants, gemmologists of repute can easily determine the difference and identify diamonds from diamond stimulants like zirconia, American diamonds, and moissanite.
Brilliance and Fire
The brilliance of a diamond stems from its ability to bend, or refract, light. Light penetrates a diamond and is reflected off its internal surfaces, which are known as facets. The diamond's 'sparkle' is dependent on two phenomena: ‘brilliance’ and ‘fire’. ‘Brilliance’ is caused when white light reflects off the surface of a diamond. ‘Fire’ refers to the colourful flashes of light that the stone diffuses while under the light. Both are important to achieve that desired shine.
Cubic zirconia, American diamonds, and moissanite do not refract light in the same way and have little to no sparkle. To be classified as a diamond, the fire should only show on the outside surface of the stone. On the inside of the surface, cubic zirconia, American diamond, and moissanite reflect light. This is a clear sign that these stones are not diamonds.
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Grown diamonds deliver on all 4Cs: cut, clarity, colour, and carat, and that’s why they are considered the best option. The integrity of the grown diamonds, when assessed on given parameters, is more promising than any other diamond or simulant.
Grown diamonds are valuable gemstones and can be worth a substantial investment. They are 100% genuine diamonds, making them a precious, attractive, and still very rare product.
Did you do a double take on the word ‘rare’? Yes. Grown diamonds are rare. Let Aukera help you understand. Grown diamond creation is an efficient, conflict-free procedure that necessitates a large amount of high-tech equipment and top scientific minds. Grown diamonds exhibit higher grades on the 4Cs, which are a function of skill and precision. As a result, they are scarce. Grown diamond prices reflect their scarcity, beauty, and demand. They are now so valuable that they require certification. The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and other top institutions offer world-grade grown diamonds on the same scale as mined diamonds. IGI is often recognised as the best certification for grown diamonds, as they offer a more thorough report on grown diamond grades. At Aukera, we only work with IGI for certification.
You’ll be glad to know that grown diamonds can be insured, as they are valuable and rare gems that, in the event of loss or damage, will require a significant sum to replace.