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Understanding lab made diamonds

Friendly Diamonds has tapped into the world of laboratory created diamonds. Our mission entails that we educate the customer to understand exactly what lab made diamonds are, so that the customer may be fully informed of their investment, whether it is for an engagement ring, wedding band, anniversary gift or a piece of jewelry. A lab made diamond, also known as cultured or engineered diamonds are a marvel of the new millennia, and a trend that will soon become abundant for its brilliant benefits and advantages. Like a diamond that surfaces from hundreds of miles below earth’s mantle, a lab-grown or man-made diamond is just as brilliant. By sharing nature’s recipe it is created to rival even the very finest mined stones. After decades of research and experiment, physicists and chemists have discovered what would occur naturally over prolonged periods, today under highly-controlled lab environments can be simulated to produce real diamonds, identical, or perhaps superior, in structure, composition and form as earth-mined diamonds, in short durations and in greater quantity. This not only facilitates the growing demand in the market, but it also caters to the mounting environmental and ethical concerns that surround the diamond trade. Another benefit you will notice with lab created diamonds is that it will have a friendlier price point as well. Even though they are man-made, lab created diamonds consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Technology advances have made possible the creation of diamonds so pure that they are indistinguishable even to the most trained eye, offering identical physical, chemical and optical attributes as their mined counterparts.

EARTH MINED

LAB CREATED

CONFLICT FREE NO yes
HARDNESS (MOHS) 10 10
SP3 DIAMOND CARBON BONDS (%) 100% 100%
INTERNAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURE FACE-CENTRED CUBIC FACE-CENTRED CUBIC
CUT POOR TO EXCELLENT VERY GOOD TO IDEAL
COLOR VARIOUS GRADES K TO D
PRICE $$$$$ $$$

Why select a friendly diamonds lab grown diamond?

We have pioneered the lab-growing diamond industry by working with the finest and most scientifically advanced diamond growers and cutters. We work with the most technologically advanced machinery and grow our diamonds in state-of-the-art modern-day laboratories. We employ safe and comfortable conditions to all our craftsmen inside the laboratories. And we use proprietary recipes to produce the most exquisite colorless and fancy colored pure carbon diamonds. Our core values resonate in each diamond grown in the lab – free of any conflict or environmental detriment, supportive to diamond mining communities, affordably priced and created to provide the most exceptional diamonds. Friendly Diamonds offer only the best, ethical lab created diamonds available. We do not supply synthetic diamonds.

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Beauty that can’t be matched

The Friendly Diamonds collection of lab created diamonds are available to the best of quality standards in terms of all the 4Cs, ensuring the diamond you select for your engagement ring surpasses even the most exquisite of naturally mined diamonds. We offer lab grown diamonds up to a clarity of IF (internally flawless), D grade in color, with an excellent and precise cut and carat sizes of many varieties to suit every taste, requirement or budget. We also have an ensemble of shapes from round brilliant to cushion, emerald, asscher, oval and heart to princess, pear, marquise and radiant, as well as in colors like white, yellow, blue and pink. Learn about each diamond shape and color available and select the one that you fall in love with from our Friendly Diamonds collections.

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Quality unlike any other

The diamonds grown in Friendly Diamonds’ world class laboratories are of type IIa – the purest form of diamond available. Characteristically, they are harder and more brilliant than than the more traditional type Ia. Of all the earth-mined diamonds, only 2% actually achieve such brilliant standards. What’s more, every diamond that comes out of the Friendly Diamonds lab is graded and certified by leading and independent gemological labs that rank naturally mined diamonds.

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Of incomparable value

Diamonds grown in a lab can be priced up to around 50% less than their exact natural counterparts. However, they will never be just a few hundred dollars per carat. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. At Friendly Diamonds we ensure to give you the quality that matches if not supersedes a naturally mined diamond, and offer it at a price substantially less than an earth-mined diamond of the same quality. We do not offer diamond simulants which is very different from real diamonds that are grown inside a lab.

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Conflict-free gaurantee

Friendly Diamonds’ lab-created diamonds is guaranteed conflict-free. Unlike naturally minded diamonds, our lab-made diamonds are created without causing any negative harm to native

Friendly Diamonds believes that an engagement ring is a symbol of purity, love, trust and hope. That symbol should be yielded from a positive source, so that it honors its symbolism. This is the reason that all our diamonds are generated in a modern day lab instead of sourcing earth-mined diamonds.

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