Why a natural diamond should be your priority

In recent years, there have been many diamond alternatives introduced in the market. Synthetic diamonds (or lab-grown diamonds) is one that has gained popularity. They are considered cost-effective but have a lower value than natural diamonds. In this post we will discuss the difference between natural and synthetic (lab-grown) diamonds, and which one you should buy (hint natural diamonds are best).

Natural Diamonds vs. Synthetic Diamonds

To the naked eye, both natural and synthetic diamonds may appear similar, but they have significant differences in characteristics and manufacturing processes. As the name implies, a natural diamond is made of pressurized carbon created under natural conditions hundreds of miles below the earth's crust. It takes thousands of years for a natural diamond to form and it is known as the hardest, rarest, and one of the most expensive materials on earth. It is also the most durable and ideal choice for jewelry.

Synthetic or lab-grown diamonds are made in a lab under artificial conditions. It is not possible to exactly replicate the natural conditions required for making diamonds. Because of this, synthetic diamonds are more susceptible to discoloration and cracking. Moreover, they are not as hard as natural diamonds and can never reach a perfect “Ten” on the Mohr Scale of Hardness. 

Benefits of Natural Diamonds

  • Natural diamonds are formed and found in nature and thus have a unique internal structure and value. Diamonds with a higher value of clarity and color don’t have inclusions and remain the same forever, whereas lab-grown diamonds will lose its beauty in several years. You may see visible lines, discolorations, or cracks.  
  • Natural diamonds are rare and expensive and have a higher value. Also, its value keeps on increasing over time, while a synthetic diamond’s value will continue to decrease. Natural diamonds are a good long-term investment.
  • A natural diamond with perfect clarity and color is rare and thus it’s value increases with its size and over time. A synthetic diamond of any size and color can be made in the lab in less time, but will not have the same value as natural diamonds.

Technology can never mimic that natural phenomenon, and thus a lab-grown diamond can never beat a natural diamond in quality and long-term value, however, it is cost-effective. Buying a certified natural diamond will ensure that you are buying a perfect piece. A certified diamond will be more valuable and an excellent long-term investment. 

A natural diamond holds special meaning to many people. In most cases, a natural diamond that took billions of years to form is more meaningful. It is believed that it reflects a promise of eternal love and a lifetime commitment.

Century Diamond offers GGS certified natural diamonds so that you will be ensured about the quality, value, and genuine price.