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 40 to 60 percent less expensive than a natural diamond. Plus, they look identical to their earth-mined counterparts with only a few small differences.
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.
Lab-grown diamonds are physically, optically and chemically identical to earth-mined diamonds, and are indistinguishable by even the most experienced gemologists. Only very expensive and sophisticated equipment can positively differentiate the two.
Most lab-grown diamonds larger than 0.25 carats come with a grading certificate. At Bailey’s, we’re happy to put together an appraisal that best fits your needs based on the information we receive from the certificate.
Similarly to diamonds mined from the earth, each diamond varies in color and clarity grades. These diamonds are classified as Type IIa crystals, which make up one to two percent of all natural diamonds. They’re almost completely devoid of impurities, so each cut that makes it to our stores is truly exceptional.
Lab Grown Diamonds are excluded from Bailey’s Trade-in Policy.
Lab Grown Diamonds purchased from Bailey’s do not come with a free-mounting like their natural counterparts, nor are they covered under Bailey’s 100-day price protection guarantee.
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.
Bailey’s wants you to be an educated buyer, armed with the pros and cons of all diamond buying. Ultimately, whether to choose a lab-grown diamond or a natural diamond is a personal decision that depends on a variety of factors, including budget, size, style, and personal preferences.