Bigger and Brighter Diamonds and Smiles
Beauty Meets Sustainability
While 99 percent of the diamonds we sell are natural, Bailey’s also offers a collection of lab-grown diamonds. These pieces are eco-friendly and 20 to 40 percent less expensive than a natural diamond. Plus, they look identical to their earth-mined counterparts.
What are the benefits of lab-created diamonds?
- They’re socially responsible –An eco-friendly choice, grown diamonds are harvested responsibly, created in a controlled lab that abides by ethical principles and doesn’t harm the environment or individuals around it.
- They’re budget friendly – Lab-grown diamonds are 20 to 40 percent less expensive than naturally mined diamonds, making these an excellent option for those who are planning their wedding on a budget.
- They’re better for the environment – The process for naturally mining diamonds is 7 times harsher on the environment than lab-grown diamonds. Earth mining impacts the surrounding soil, air quality and water usage. Because grown diamonds are created in a lab, the environmental effects are mitigated.
- They’re identical in quality – The same high standards used to grade natural diamonds are implemented to assess lab-grown diamonds as well. In fact, man made diamonds possess the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds—the difference is indistinguishable even under a microscope.
Natural vs. Man-Made: What’s the difference?
Earth-mined and man-made diamonds are almost indistinguishable, and are made of pure carbon. The difference lies in the scientific process in which they are created.
Natural diamonds are formed beneath the earth’s crust resulting from extreme pressure over millions of years.
Lab created diamonds start with a small diamond seed placed in a sophisticated pressure chamber containing carbon. By recreating the intense heat and pressure of the earth’s crust, the diamond grows layer by layer. Approximately 10 to 12 weeks later a diamond is formed.
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Shop Lab-Grown Diamonds at Bailey’s!
Bailey’s is proud to offer gorgeous, socially-responsible and eco-friendly cultured diamonds to delight you or a loved one. Whether you’re thinking about popping the question with a beautiful lab-grown engagement ring, or are looking to add sparkle to your wardrobe with a pair of synthetic diamond studs, turn to the experts at Bailey’s.