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Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds that are grown in a lab, while mined diamonds are diamonds that are found naturally deep underground. Lab grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds in every way, except that they are grown in a lab. They have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle.
The main difference between lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds is the way they are created. Lab grown diamonds are created by replicating the high pressure and temperature conditions that exist deep underground, where natural diamonds are formed. This is done in a lab setting, using a process called chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
Mined diamonds, on the other hand, are formed naturally deep underground. They are the result of a long and complex process that begins with the formation of graphite, a form of carbon. Over millions of years, this graphite is subjected to high pressure and temperature, which eventually transforms it into diamond.
Lab grown diamonds are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer a number of advantages over mined diamonds. They are often more affordable, as they do not require the same level of investment in mining and processing. They are also more environmentally friendly, as they do not require the use of heavy machinery or the extraction of natural resources.
The only disadvantage we see in lab grown diamonds is that they are less rare, as they can be created in a lab setting.
Ultimately, the decision of whether to buy a lab grown diamond or a mined diamond is a personal one. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of diamonds, and the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences.