Lab grown diamonds have been garnering raves since its introduction in the diamond industry. With a different procuring method, they offered a viable gem alternative to mined diamonds.
While lab grown diamonds continued to make a splash in the market, they have gained a following among the masses as well as celebrities. We take a closer look at the latest popularity behind these alluring gems.
What are lab grown diamonds?
Thanks to advanced technology, the ability to produce quality lab grown diamonds has significantly improved where they share similar optical, physical and chemical properties as mined diamonds! To guide you through briefly, lab grown diamonds are produced by two methods: High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). In the HPHT process, small diamond seeds are inserted in the diamond machine and undergo exposure to extremely high temperature and pressure. On the other hand, similar diamond seeds go through the CVD process as they get placed in a heated and carbon-filled sealed chamber.
Lab grown diamonds vs mined diamonds
Both lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds are physically, optically and chemically the same. The only difference is the origins of the diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are cultivated in the lab setting and grown from a diamond seed, while mined diamonds are extracted from the Earth’s surface. Nonetheless, both gems undergo the same cutting and polishing process with meticulous care to achieve a brilliant shine. Our Star Carat lab grown diamonds are IGI-certified and went through the same 4C diamond grading as mined diamonds. They are also categorised as Type IIA diamonds, which indicates their coveted rare quality.
The other biggest difference between them is the duration needed to create these diamonds. While mined diamonds spent billions of years buried under the surface of the Earth, lab grown diamonds merely take weeks to form due to the latest advancements in technology. With faster procurement time, this enables lab grown diamonds to offer an attractively lower price tag as compared to mined diamonds. Their appeal can only continue to grow, especially when celebrities and fashion stars have been spotted wearing these sparkling gems themselves.
Celebrities and their lab grown diamonds
From award shows to red carpet appearances, many celebrities are often seeing wearing the latest trends. Similarly, for lab grown diamonds, they are exploring this new frontier of fine jewellery and shining a light on conscious luxury.
All eyes were on Emma Watson, known for her role in Harry Potter, when she arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscars event and sported a beautiful display of jewellery featuring lab grown diamonds. Her earrings, for instance, were created from lab created diamonds as well as recycled gold.
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, was also seen wearing lab grown diamond earrings during one of her events in London. Both of these prominent women show how well lab grown diamonds have risen to become a highly favoured fashion piece.
Star Carat Classic Bloom Diamond Earrings
Timeless and elegant, the classics are not becoming obsolete just yet. A traditional pair of diamond studs offers a refined quality that is truly unlike any other, making them a classic yet contemporary jewellery piece that is suitable for any occasion and style. Get your hands on our Star Carat Classic Bloom Diamond Earrings to jazz up your look day and night.
Star Carat Classic Hoop Cushion Diamond Earrings
For something that’s extra dazzling, our Star Carat Classic Hoop Cushion Diamond Earrings offers the perfect choice. Featuring more than 50 lab grown diamonds, these earrings are set in 18K white gold with a cushion setting. If you’re looking to wow the crowd, this stunning pair will certainly get heads turning.Aside from earrings, another significant piece of jewellery is the ring. It embodies the love story and commitment shared between a couple, and proposing to your significant other without the ring almost doesn’t feel right.
For Bindi Irwin, that statement rings true – 24 July 2019 was marked as a memorable day for her when her longtime partner, Chandler Powell, proposed with a lab grown diamond engagement ring. The daughter of the late Steve Irwin, widely known as the Crocodile Hunter, shared the joyful news by showing off her new ring and status on social media.
Star Carat Classic Pave Diamond Ring
If you’re planning a proposal, consider our Star Carat Classic Pave Diamond Ring! This sparkling diamond solitaire is set in 18K white gold with a classic pave setting, ideal for women who prefer understated simplicity with a little more bling.
But rings are not only limited to engagements. Riverdale actress Camila Mendes sported a 5 carat lab grown pink diamond ring at the People’s Choice Awards. It goes to show that you do have the freedom to don a diamond ring too, even as a styling option!
Star Carat Fancy Diamond Ring
You don’t have to wait to get engaged for you to wear a brilliant diamond ring. Complete your look with show-stopping Star Carat Fancy Diamond Ring to your event that is bound to steal the limelight. This ring features a jaw-dropping total of 78 lab grown round diamonds, elegantly set in 18K white gold setting. Make a lasting impression with this aptly-named fancy ring alone!
Though underrated, they are never irrelevant – pendants and necklaces offer to be a statement piece as well. They adorn the décolleté and neckline beautifully to become an eye-catching accessory.
Star Carat Classic Diamond Necklace
Don’t let its simple design fool you. Our Star Carat Classic Diamond Necklace allows for maximum versatility so you can complement your choice of ensemble easily. Featuring a solitaire pendant, it is set in 18K white gold that can add a touch of elegance to your overall appearance.
When lab grown diamonds were first introduced in the diamond jewellery market, they offer a viable alternative that caters to conscious luxury needs for consumers. While celebrities are sporting bespoke lab grown diamond jewellery that cost upwards from 5 figures and above, you can attain a more affordable jewellery option with our Star Carat collection.
Dress up like the stars and pick your own lab grown diamond jewellery. Online shopping gets much easier with our virtual concierge service. You can book an e-appointment through our website and our virtual consultant will guide you through as you shop for diamonds.