Are lab-grown diamonds real diamonds?
The answer is a very simple YES!
Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds, but are more ethical and environmentally kind than any diamond that ever came out of the ground. They are created by replicating the Earth's natural process, crystallizing carbon in a high-tech lab environment into sparkling diamonds.
According to a study by Frost and Sullivan, the water needed to create lab grown diamonds is 7x less than the water needed to excavate earth mined diamonds; 70 liters per carat for lab-grown versus 480 liters per carat for earth mined.