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Everything You Need to Know About Lab Grown Diamonds

In recent years, lab-grown diamonds have gained popularity in the jewellery industry as a more affordable and ethical alternative to mined diamonds. These diamonds are made in a laboratory setting, using advanced technology to create a product that is indistinguishable from a natural diamond.

What Are Lab Grown Diamonds

At the Australian Diamond Company, we offer an extensive collection of exquisite ring designs to explore. Our showroom is filled with a dazzling array of options to suit every taste and preference. Our trained consultants are here to assist you, providing expert advice and guidance as you browse our collection.

If you have a specific vision in mind, we also offer the opportunity to design a one-of- a-kind piece with the help of our skilled consultants. We believe in making your jewellery as unique as you are.

How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

There are two primary methods for creating lab-grown diamonds: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

In the HPHT method, a small diamond seed is placed in a high-pressure, high-temperature chamber where it is exposed to extreme pressure and temperature conditions similar to those found in the earth’s mantle. This causes the carbon atoms in the chamber to crystallize around the diamond seed, forming a larger diamond.

In the CVD method, a small diamond seed is placed in a vacuum chamber and heated to a high temperature. A gas mixture containing carbon is then introduced into the chamber, which breaks down and deposits carbon atoms onto the diamond seed, forming a larger diamond.

Both methods require specialised equipment and skilled technicians to create high-quality lab-grown diamonds.

Advantages Of Lab Grown Diamonds

One of the primary advantages of lab-grown diamonds is their affordability. As they can be produced at a much lower cost than natural diamonds, they are often priced significantly lower. This makes them an attractive option for couples looking for an engagement ring or other diamond jewellery without breaking the bank.

Another advantage of lab-grown diamonds is their ethical sourcing. As natural diamonds are often mined in conflict zones or areas with poor labour conditions, lab-grown diamonds offer a more ethical alternative. Additionally, they have a much lower environmental impact, as the mining and transportation of natural diamonds require significant energy and resources.

Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real?

Yes, lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds, and can only be distinguished from natural diamonds through specialised testing.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States has revised its definition of a diamond to include both natural and lab-grown diamonds, indicating that they are considered equivalent in value and quality.


Lab-grown diamonds are a fascinating alternative to natural diamonds, offering a more affordable, ethical, and customisable option for jewellery. While they may not hold the same sentimental value as natural diamonds, they are a great option for those looking for a high-quality diamond without the high price tag or ethical concerns associated with natural diamond mining.

Schedule a complimentary design consultation

Step 1 - Schedule your appointment
When you are ready to book your consultation, simply choose a convenient date and time for your visit to our Melbourne showroom. We are open 7 days a week and conveniently located in the heart of the CBD.
Step 2 - Explore our showroom
When you choose ADC for your wedding band rings in Melbourne, our friendly team will warmly welcome you and take you on a guided tour of our showroom so you can immerse yourself in the brilliance of our dazzling collections.
Step 3 - Personalised design concepts
Now it's time to bring your dream ring to life. Share your vision with our knowledgeable experts, who will listen attentively and offer tailored style recommendations. We want to understand your unique preferences and create custom wedding bands in Melbourne that reflect your personal taste.
Step 4 - Meticulous craftsmanship
Once you have finalised your design, our skilled artisans will begin the meticulous process of crafting your bespoke ring. Throughout the journey, we will provide regular progress updates, ensuring you stay informed and excited about the creation of your special piece.