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Got questions you want answered? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a set of frequently asked questions answered. You can always contact us directly if these Q and A's didn't get your inquiries covered.

  • What are lab diamonds, and are they real diamonds?
    Lab diamonds are identical in the chemical, molecular and visual way to natural, earth mined diamonds. These diamonds are grown or created in a lab, using the same principles of heat and pressure that create a mined diamond within the earth’s surface. Lab diamonds are 100% real diamonds just like their natural counterparts.
  • Are lab-created diamonds the same as natural diamonds?
    Lab diamonds have all the same properties as natural diamonds. Certified lab diamonds are graded on the same 4 C’s scale of cut, color, clarity and carat by gemological labs, making them comparable to natural diamonds.
  • How to tell if a diamond is natural or lab-grown?
    Only a trained gemologist may be able to tell the difference between a natural or lab grown diamond with inspection. The best way to know the difference is to buy a diamond that is certified by an accredited lab like GIA or IGI.
  • What is an IGI certificate for a lab grown diamond?
    IGI is a leading gemological lab that grades and certifies diamonds. Their expertise is in looking at the 4 C’s of diamond grading like cut, color, clarity and carat in conjunction with aspects like symmetry, polish and beyond to assign diamonds grades on an alphabetical scale starting with D.
  • Do Lab-Grown Diamonds Have Flaws?
    Nearly all diamonds, organic and lab-created alike, have inclusions that affect their clarity. Every certified diamond gets assigned a clarity grade.
  • Is it possible for a jeweller to tell if it is a lab-grown diamond?
    For even jewellers or professional gemologists, it’s often not possible to tell the difference between a natural and a lab-created diamond with the naked eye. But with specialized equipment, a gemologist may be able to tell small inclusions that identify a lab-created diamond.​
  • How long does it take to grow a diamond in the lab?
    Unlike the billions of years it takes to create mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds typically take less than a month to grow. White diamonds take the longest time to grow, with it taking 2+ weeks to grow a 1-carat diamond. On the other hand, yellow and blue diamonds take 5-10 days.
  • Is the price difference huge?
    On average the lab-grown diamond is about 30% to 40% cheaper than the mined diamonds. Simultaneously, lab-grown diamonds are affordable than a mined diamond
  • Are lab-grown diamonds Eco-friendly ?
    Yes, lab-grown diamonds are environmentally friendly and leave a tiny ecological footprint. By growing diamonds, much of the pollutants that are associated with mined diamonds are forgone. Lab Grown Diamonds can save the world 5000+ pounds of trash, 55000+ grams of emissions, 120+ gallons of water, 90+ square feet of land mined for the equal carats.
  • Are your lab grown diamonds ethically sourced?
    Yes. Because our lab grown diamonds are man-made in our controlled laboratory setting, they are 100% conflict free and do not require mining tons of earth to find them. All local labor laws are followed, including child labor laws, and the creation of our lab grown diamonds is free from funding violence, warlords, corrupt governments, or other human rights abuses.
  • Why should I purchase Lab Grown Diamonds ?
    There are many reasons to purchase a lab-grown diamond! Not only are they conflict free, but they are also eco-friendly. Compared to mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are far more affordable as they do not incur labour costs associated with mining, not to mention the middle men.
  • Why don't you sell mined diamonds ?
    Nishal Gems not only wanted to make diamonds more accessible, but we also wanted to make them affordable and entirely conflict-free. Therefore, we do not sell any mined diamonds that may negatively impact our communities, society or our earth.
  • What is the quality of your accenting stone ?
    All our accenting lab grown diamonds are D - F colour VVS to VS in clarity.
  • Are they Better Quality ?
    Just like natural diamonds, lab grown ones have a variety of qualities and characteristics. They have a variety of clarity, color and cut just like mined diamonds.
  • Do you accept customized orders ?
    Yes, We gladly accept customized and personalized orders. if you need a specific size or shape in quantity feel free to contact us for the wholesale prices and details.
  • What does HPHT and CVD mean in lab grown diamonds?
    HPHT stands for High Pressure High Temperature. CVD stands for Chemical Vapor Disposition. Learn more about lab grown diamonds here.
  • Store
    Store your lab-grown diamond jewelry separately to avoid any scratches or surface damage.
  • wear
    Avoid wearing your jewelry while exercising, swimming, playing sports or doing household chores. Remove your jewelry for lasting wear.
  • care
    Keep your jewelry away from lotions, perfumes and hand sanitizers because they can affect the metal. Always put your jewelry on after makeup, hairspray, lotion or perfume.
  • Clean
    Clean your lab-grown diamond regularly with a soft, dry cloth. For a deeper clean, soak your jewelry in a bowl with a small amount of mild, diluted dish soap. Give it a gentle polish with a soft-bristle baby toothbrush and rinse. Pat dry with a lint-free cloth.

Terms: All Answers to frequently asked questions are subject to change. While we strive to keep these answers current for most accurate information please email us anytime at info@nishalgems.com

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