There are isolated events that revolutionize an industry. In the textile industry this was the discovery of nylon, in the photographic industry, among others, the invention of the digital camera. We are sure that the jewelry industry is experiencing such a revolutionary change right now with diamonds cultivated in the laboratory.
But what are lab-cultivated diamonds?
Admittedly - the word "lab grown" may sound almost scary to some. Lab grown diamonds are largely identical to natural diamonds. The main difference is the way these so-called 'Lab-Grown Diamonds', well - grow. It's kind of like the ice in your freezer compared to the ice at the North Pole. So that leaves the most important questions:
What are Lab Diamonds?
What are the differences from natural diamonds?
What should I choose?
1. what are lab grown diamonds?
Can you imagine a diamond that is chemically identical to a naturally mined diamond? Physically the same as a diamond hidden in the deepest and darkest layers of the earth? Except that they are man-made at a fair price in a laboratory? That's exactly what diamonds cultivated in a laboratory are. They have the same characteristics, shine just as bright, look just as good, and feel just as real as naturally mined diamonds. Your diamond tester won't indicate anything different. In addition, lab cultured diamonds often look even better than natural diamonds. This is because their growth and formation are monitored in a controlled environment - another miracle created by mankind's quest for perfection. While natural diamonds often have a quality of I | IF, lab-mined diamonds often range at least in VS | G.
2. what are the differences between lab diamonds and natural diamonds?
It is easier to trace the origin of lab-cultured diamonds back to their source. Since they are produced by machines, they cannot originate from mines. Nevertheless, you should pay attention to the origin of lab grown diamonds as well.
Lab grown diamonds tend to be cheaper than natural diamonds - up to 40% depending on size. However, while we know that natural diamonds have a fairly stable price due to their rarity and mining, it is impossible to predict the price trend of lab-grown diamonds.
The claim that lab-cultured diamonds are 100% sustainable is not entirely true. Carbon dioxide is also released as a byproduct in the production of these diamonds. Some studies, funded in part by mining companies, even claim that their manufacturing process releases more CO2. However, our Lab Diamonds at Pukka Berlin are carbon neutral. Our goal is to be 100% sustainable by 2024.
3. make your own choice
Should I rather buy natural diamonds or lab cultured diamond jewelry? This is a question we hear often.
Many traditional jewelers are not very enthusiastic about lab-cultured diamonds, as they contradict their definition of "fine". That is, for exclusivity and unattainability. However, our philosophy was, is and will remain different. Our belief stems from our aspiration - to look good, do good and feel good. And that's why we believe you should have the choice yourself - and we have the ability to make it. So - how do you decide? Choose from our Bridal Line,Fine Line or Pret Line with naturally sourced diamonds or our Lab Line with lab cultivated diamonds.